NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After nearly two weeks, some residents were just returning to Staten Island Saturday.
“Today, it was the first day that I just got to the house, and it was hard,” said Naomi Ventura of New Dorp Beach.READ MORE: New Video Shows Woman With Red Gas Can Inside Store Before Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reports
She held back tears as she spoke, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
“I don’t know how to say,” she said. “I have to start all over again.”READ MORE: Driver Charged With DWI In Hit-And-Run That Killed Pedestrian In North Bay Shore
Ventura evacuated to Massachusetts, coming home to find her house filled with water.
“I can’t make it to the basement,” she said. “I just went to the first floor.”
So Ventura came to Miller Field to collect food and cleaning supplies from an army of volunteers, beginning her process of recovery.
The effort at Miller Field was part of a day of service for New York City. Storm survivors received food, water and emergency supplies at Miller Field, as well as Coney Island in Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway in Queens.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Washington Heights Suspect Stole $9,000 From Victim's Car Before Opening Fire When Man Tried To Take Gun
Did you participate in the day of service? Leave your comments below…