LINCROFT, NJ – It has been just about a year since our Shore community was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, and many are still struggling. Neighbors continue working together to rebuild their lives, but they know the road ahead of them is still long.
On October 26th, millions of people will gather together to make a difference on “Make a Difference Day”. Elijah Rodriguez, a junior at Christian Brothers Academy is hoping that hundreds will join him in his effort. Elijah, a 2011 graduate of Mother Teresa Regional School, was deeply affected by stories of his peers after Super Storm Sandy. He knows that nearly a year after the storm, many families are still displaced in Union Beach, his neighboring town. Over the summer, Elijah decided that he wanted to make a difference and so he has organized a walk to be held at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft on “Make a Difference Day.”
Elijah said, “Hearing so many stories of families displaced in Union Beach almost one year since Super Storm Sandy inspired me to do something to give back to our community. I have empathy because my family and I were fire victims and we were displaced for one year. There is truly no place like home and I hope all Sandy victims can return home soon.”
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At 10:00 am on October 26th , all are encouraged to join Elijah in making a difference. Pledge forms are available and families can register that morning to participate in the walk. All donations raised will be given to families affected by the storm living in Union Beach through Gateway Church of Christ.