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Staten Islanders Offer Assistance To One Another As Recovery From Sandy Continues

Makeshift Shelter On Staten Island (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Makeshift Shelter On Staten Island (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

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Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Staten Islanders have banded together to deliver help and supplies to those who lost everything in superstorm Sandy.

Many are still without gas and electricity several days after the storm ravaged the borough.

Cleaning supplies are at the top of the list of necessities needed by many residents.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports

“Food I’m not going to bother with because I have no power,” Staten Islander Sal told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.

He said he is keeping an eye on the Nor’easter headed our way, but said he is more concerned about his already flooded basement, a hole in his roof and no power.

“This is just going to be a Nor’easter, I’m not leaving. I have to repair the problems that occurred within the past week,” he said.

Volunteer Derek Tobacco has set up a home away from home for residents to give them relief.

“And now we have about 15 tables full of food, water, soda, canned goods, baby products,” Tobacco told Miller.

The goal, Tobacco said, is to raise the spirits of the community before the next storm comes this way.