NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a group of New Yorkers decided to volunteer in different cities every year around the anniversary to say “thank you” for the help New York City received.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, this time, home was where that help was needed most.READ MORE: Retired FDNY Firefighter Suffering From 9/11-Related Illness In Need Of Lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant
New York City Police Officer Charles Sadler’s house was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy. Ten months later, it rose again, thanks to volunteers such as Eric Abney, of Slidell, La.
“Paying it back and paying it forward,” Abney said.READ MORE: Harlem Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman, Striking 5-Year-Old Child