Volunteers, aid groups head for flood-damaged NY neighborhoods
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of New Yorkers got on buses at City Hall and headed to help people in neighborhoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy this morning.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed up to greet the volunteers before they boarded yellow school buses going to Staten Island, the Rockaways and Coney Island.
One volunteer heading out to help was 25-year-old Andy Josuweit (JAW'-zoo-wait). His home in Manhattan has power and heat, and it would be easy to keep the people suffering in remote flood-damaged neighborhoods "out of sight, out of mind." But Josuweit says he and his friends feel like they need to do something.
The volunteers planned to sort donated goods, go house to house to check up on residents, deliver supplies, and even clean up parks.