Rockaway Pays It Forward
Ariel Creamer, 14, of Survivors Silver Lining along with Marissa Bernowitz and Anna Wolfe of Rockaway Free Flea Market teamed up with Maura Buckley, founder of Operation Kid Comfort.
Together they collected donations of desperately needed supplies for tornado struck Western residents.
On the receiving end of the tractor trailer were Matt Cantrell and the Helping Hands Hub in Moore, Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, the town suffered the deaths of 24 people, 377 injured, nearly 1,150 homes destroyed, and $2 billion in estimated damages as a result of the May 20th tornado,
Creamer, Bernowitz, Wolfe and Buckley also expressed their thanks to New Age Transportation of Lake Zurich, Illinois, which generously donated the truck, driver and gas for what they described as “this amazing mission.”
Said organizers, “It was a full circle experience for all who participated.”