I do sorely miss my neighbors' huge pine tree which I can see from my office. I watched it sway and sway and then crack...it filled their yard and hit their house but thankfully did no damage. Here is a picture of my daughter and grandson with the tree before it was removed.
And then Zach posed in front of the truck that would remove the tree and leave a big empy space fo us to get use to.
Now it’s Sunday. My daughter still does not have power. My son-in-law spent five hours on a line to get gas for his car. My niece has had power restored and gone home.
If you'd like to contribute to the disaster relief in NJ here are two of the best ways:
Community Food Bank of NJ – The Food Bank is part of the Feeding America network and is a huge operation with locations in North and South Jersey. They have been working with the Red Cross and Salvation Army to distribute 100,000 pounds of food a day. The Community Food Bank is volunteer powered who are usually stocking shelves and filling bags. But this week they are cooking up a storm (No pun intended) to be distributed throughout the state to those affected, and the workers and volunteers who are working around the clock to bring some sanity to the lives of millions.
I hope all of you have safely made it through the storm, have power restored and can get back to leading a normal life as soon as possible.
If you work for a nonprofit that is involved in disaster relief I invite you to post a comment here about what they do and how readers can contribute.