Hurricane Sandy: Knicks Provide A Helping Hand
Knicks Visit Far Rockaway to help those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
The New York Knicks continued their support in Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts on Saturday, November 10th in Far Rockaway, NY. Ronnie Brewer and Rasheed Wallace visited the Ocean Bay Action Center in Far Rockaway to assist in distributing food to families that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Residents of Far Rockaway were completely surprised when Ronnie, Rasheed and Amar’e who stopped by to show his support showed up at the Center. Before distributing supplies, the Knicks players mingled with the crowed, signed autographs, took pictures and shared laughs that brought positive energy to an area that was devastated by floods only two weeks prior. Ronnie and Rasheed, local Officials Congressman Gregory Meeks, Senator Malcolm A. Smith and the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry along with Ocean Bay Action Center volunteers distributed items such as diapers, blankets, food and much more to over 200 families.
Knicks Family Provides Aid to Sandy Victims on Staten Island
On Wednesday, November 7th, The New York Knicks teamed up with the NBA, Mayor’s Office, Staten Island’s Borough President’s Office and the New York Liberty to visit a local Disaster Assistance Service Center at Miller Field and New Drop High School to support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts. Knicks and Liberty Alum Larry Johnson, John Wallace, Kym Hampton and Sue Wicks along with Knicks City Dancers and the Knicks and NBA Marketing staffers unloaded and went door to door to deliver food supplies to those that were affected by the storm. Smiles and warm hugs were brought to the people of Staten Island, but it seemed as though the positive spirit rubbed off on the volunteers. John Wallace said it best, “You know what’s amazing; the people here are just so strong and resilient. -"These are amazing people here in Staten Island.”