Some of the volunteers who made the day a reality. From left, they are Brian Borchik, Joanne Smith, Mike Powers, Michael DiGiglio, Danny Ruscillo, Linda Ruscillo and Melanie DiGigilo. The 100 Precinct Community Council hosted a holiday party at the tents on Beach 95 Street on Saturday, December 15, giving out more than 1,500 toys to stormsaddened local residents.
The party was held along with Operation Sandy Relief, the Hudson Valley Helpers and other groups.
Smiling Matthew with his Christmas gift.
Santa’s elves arrive on a fire truck from the Valley Stream (Long Island) volunteers. With the elves were Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
100 Precinct CC president Danny Ruscillo with some of the wrapped toys he handed out.
Volunteers preparing last minute goodies and gifts.
Children greet Santa and his wife as they entered the tent.
A large crowd awaits Santa’s arrival.