Volunteers Spend Thanksgiving Serving Sandy Victims

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Volunteers across the Tri-State area are spending their Thanksgiving serving others in need and this year, many of those include victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office was coordinating the distribution of 26,500 meals at 30 sites in neighborhoods affected by Sandy and other organizations also were pitching in.

After stopping at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bloomberg headed to a firehouse in the hard-hit Rockaways area of Queens.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports

On Long Island, the Long Beach nonprofit Surf For All hosted a Thanksgiving event that fed 1,200 people. Carol Gross, 72, a Long Beach native, said she went to volunteer but was turned away because of a surplus of helpers.

“A lot of people like me, old-timers, we’ve never seen anything like this horror,” she said, recalling the destruction.

Gross’ brother, Jerry, who moved to Arizona in the 1960s…

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