2012-12-07 / Top Stories

Clintons Visit Post-Sandy Rockaway

By Miriam Rosenberg


President Clinton comforts a Rockaway resident during his visit on November 18. Photo by Clinton Foundation. President Clinton comforts a Rockaway resident during his visit on November 18. Photo by Clinton Foundation. On November 18, as part of “A Day of Action for New York,” the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and more than 1,000 volunteers were in the Rockaways to help in the relief effort after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the peninsula.

Led by former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea, volunteers – according to reports – fanned out throughout the Rockaways as they helped to hand out emergency supplies. They also aided in cleaning flooded basements, the beachfront, and handed out coats at the Peninsula Library.

“The impact of Hurricane Sandy has devastated families and communities along the East Coast, including many right here in New York City,” said Chelsea Clinton. She added that, “By working with friends, partners, and local community members, we were proud to be able to make a small but meaningful difference in an area hard hit by Sandy.”



In the Rockaway Commons Mall parking lot on Beach 88 Street President Clinton speaks with members of the Rockaway Youth Task Force, who led their own relief effort in the Beach 60s area in Rockaway. Photo courtesy RYTF. In the Rockaway Commons Mall parking lot on Beach 88 Street President Clinton speaks with members of the Rockaway Youth Task Force, who led their own relief effort in the Beach 60s area in Rockaway. Photo courtesy RYTF.

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