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Participants Join ‘Race To Deliver’ To Help Charity Raise Money Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Participants in Race To Deliver Nov. 18, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Participants in Race To Deliver Nov. 18, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Many non-profit relief organizations have pitched into the relief effort following superstorm Sandy, donating food, clothes or whatever else they can to help out.

The organization ‘God’s Love We Deliver’ took 8,000 frozen meals about the perish and delivered them to hard hit areas in the Rockaways and Staten Island.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports

The organization is focused to delivering meals to sick and homebound New Yorkers.

But the organization’s president Karen Pearl said the storm was devastating to their charity.

“Took everything, everything’s gone,” Pearl told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.

“Between what we gave away and what we threw away, probably $75,000 worth of stuff has to be rebuilt,” Pearl told Miller.

To recoup some of what was lost, thousands of people walked or ran through Central Park Sunday morning to raise money to replenish the pantry at ‘God’s Love We Deliver’ and to celebrate the spirit of kindness.

“Everyone is always asking ‘how were you last week?” and I don’t think people normally ask that and actually mean it,” said a race participant.

The organization said fundraising from the four-mile walk/run Race To Deliver is crucial to restocking the shelves ahead of Thanksgiving.

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