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Sandy Relief: Yorktown PBA Delivers Items to Gerritsen Beach

Officer Sam Sansome: "Knowing that we could have even a small part in helping them get their lives back to normal made it all worth it."

Thanks to the various groups and individuals who are sharing information on their Sandy relief efforts with Patch. If you are organizing a trip or drive please post it at yorktown-somers.patch.com/announcements.

Yorktown Police Benevolent Association (PBA) members , which they brought to Hurricane Sandy victims on Monday. 

About 10 police officers helped collect the items and three police officer went to deliver them. 

"When we got down there the first thing we noticed was all of the cars that were completed ruined and just placed all over the roads, sidewalks and even on some of the lawns due to the flood," officer Sam Sansone told Patch. "One house near the firehouse had a white fence around the yard and we could see the water line on the fence which was approximately four feet high. All of the houses had numerous black garbage bags filled with debris and personal items that were lost as a result of the water."

Some people had left their appliances, which were ruined, outside their homes. The Yorktown police officers unloaded the trailer with items they had collected and then helped a few other people unload their cars and vans when they arrived.

"It was a good feeling to see people coming over and getting excited about the items that we had brought," Sansone said. "Knowing that we could have even a small part in helping them get their lives back to normal made it all worth it."

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Jay Horgan November 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM
The Yorktown PD and Officer Sam Sansone performed a true good will gesture and desreve praise for their unselfish efforts. Hats off to them for a job well done. It Makes me proud to know that they protect, serve and represent Yorktown NY. Great job Yorktown PD Team!!!
Kelly Parker November 15, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Thank-you so very much - on behalf of my hometown Gerristen Beach! We are very grateful for your relief efforts!!!
Liz Mitchell Worthington November 16, 2012 at 09:18 PM
So awesome!

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