Victims of Hurricane Sandy celebrate Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012 7:36:26 PM PST
This year lots of storm victims are depending on the kindness of strangers for a hot Thanksgiving meal, like Kathy Collis of Brick, New Jersey who survived Sandy.

"We thought we were being rescued by a big boat that came down the street but it didn't have a driver," said Kathy.

The flooding destroyed the first floor of Kathy's home and that's why she was so happy to go to VFW Post 8867 in Brick where volunteers from Fellowship Bible Church in Sewell provided a full Thanksgiving dinner to storm victims.

"Oh we are so grateful to come here and have this provided for us," said Kathy.

Gerry Ball is also still out of his house.

"It's tough but you know its stuff like this happens and you just, it shows who the community really is. And this church they're from South Jersey. They were high and dry and they gave up their whole day to come up here. I'm just touched by their generosity and commitment to people they don't even know."

So many families have been devastated by the storm--lost their homes, their things--but amazingly despite everything they've been through they're still able to talk about being thankful this Thanksgiving.

Tom Phillips of Ocean Gate, New Jersey said, "This is not like the typical Thanksgiving dinner I'm used to but I'm thankful to be here. I'm around family and friends that love and care for everybody, so it's good."


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