Yvonne M. McCormack
Talk of the Town PR
JustTell donates vital items to Hurricane Sandy victims of the Rockaway community in New York
New York, NY Nov. 15, 2012 – JustTell (www.justtell.org)
nonprofit organization with a nationwide initiative to empower today’s youth to disclose sexual abuse has raised more than $2,200 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway community of New York. This ravaged peninsula continues to deal with power outages.
JustTell reached out to their network and asked for donations to purchase essential supplies. These items included diapers, wipes, gloves, garbage bags, hats and clothes. Support for this community has been so overwhelming that JustTell needed to make two separate trips in order to complete the delivery.
Our founder, Vivian Farmery, has been quoted as stating, “The New York area of the Rockaways has been the worst hit-- not only by Sandy, but also by a fire that took 110 homes. The devastation that has struck this community is impossible to describe and it needs all the help it can get. Thanks to generous donations we have been able to deliver much needed supplies to the grateful residents of this community. ”
The Rockaways have been a site of much tragedy. First was the trauma of 9/11; with so many victims who never returned home. Then only a month later a jumbo jet fell from the sky onto the streets and homes of Belle Harbor after a takeoff from nearby JFK. Now it has had to deal with Hurricane Sandy. Through it all, this community remains resilient and determined to rebuild and revitalize the battered area.
The Sanitation Department along with the NYPD and FDNY has worked with the community at large so that the residents that still have homes can return. JustTell is grateful for the opportunity to join in those efforts and for the donors who have helped to make it possible. These donations have proven that our network believes in community outreach; surpassing awareness alone and demonstrating the compassion for a shattered neighborhood.
About our JustTell:
Just Tell, a non-profit organization was founded in 2007 by Vivian Farmery, MSW, with the goal to connect with today’s youth and empower them to disclose abuse, as well as how to stop the abuse before it happens. Today JustTell is active on a nationwide level, distributing outreach materials to youth, parents and educators. It is a research based organization with an academic approach to increasing knowledge of sexual abuse and its disclosure. The central hub of the organization is our website JustTell.org.
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