Councilwoman Jen Giattino: ‘Remembering our hardships’ with the approaching third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy
Councilwoman Jen Giattino announces:
As we approach the third anniversary of Super-storm Sandy, my thoughts
are with our friends and neighbors who are still recovering from the damage.
We all know many people whose homes were damaged and consequently experienced financial hardships and disruptions that lasted for an extended period of time.
However, when I think back to the hours
and days following the storm I am most
struck by how people banded together to help their fellow Hobokenites through
this difficult time. So many people stepped up and volunteered—not because they wanted recognition – but because they truly wanted to lend a helping hand.
For myself and my family we are forever grateful to those who helped us while we
were displaced from our home to repair the significant damage caused by Sandy.
Hoboken’s sense of community shone through in a time of chaos which
enabled us to pull through. As we reflect back on the impact of super storm
Sandy on our lives and our neighbors we should feel a sense of pride as we
remember how we demonstrated not only to ourselves but to an entire
nation the strength and resilience of our town.