Rebuilding and Revitalizing Communities Ravaged by Warfare
Sandy Storm Relief - Coney Island and Staten Island: NY
Safiyya giving necessities to a young child in Coney Island
Safiyya and Marie-France preparing the supplies for the victims in Coney Island
Long line waiting for survival necessities in Coney Island
Safiyya Sarkin, Executive Director of Women Beyond Survival partnered with Marie-France Guilloux, Executive Director of Kids Care of Bethel for Hurricane Sandy relief. We distributed food and other necessities to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. They had no power, running water and what was left for them was utter devastation. There are no borders or boundaries to natural disasters. It can hit anyone at any given moment. Many lost homes and others lost their lives in a storm that hit the East Coast on September 29, 2012 that has not been seen in 108 years.
We must always reach out and give. You never know when you will be in the same situation. We went to the most hard hit areas such as Coney Island and Staten Island. Many people living in these particular locations are still without power. The suffering, especially for the elderly and the young children are immense. The lines are long with victims waiting for hot meals; and in other lines, frustrated cold victims were waiting for their survival
necessities. This was heart rendering. Lines to get gas went on for infinitum.
WomenBeyond Survival and Kids Care of Bethel would like to thank the below listed companies and individuals for their most generous contribution and support:
DEBRA DEVIN AND TONY ROGELL
LA GIARA RESTAURANT
ALI BABA RESTAURANT
and we would like also to thank the volunteers who came with us and help to distribute the supplies along with us: FABIOLA NORMIL, SMITH GEORGES and JEFFERY GEORGES for the videography and the photography and giving of their time.
We thank you all with love for helping those in dire need.
Partners and volunteers - from left to right: Jefrrey Georges, photographer; Safiyya Sarkin, Executive Director of Woemen Beyond Survival; Marie-France Guilloux, Executive Director of Kids Care of Bethel; Smith Georges, Executive Producer/Host of TV show "The World aand Democracy"; Fabiola Normil, Artist/Poet/Fashion Designer.
Debra Devin and Tony Rogell
Our Mission in Staten Island
Safiyya distributing food to devastated victims in Staten Island
Safiyya and Marie-France distributing food to survivors in Staten Island
Safiyya giving necessities to survivors in Staten Island
Safiyya Sarkin, President and Founder of Women Beyond Survival, spoke to 5th and 6th graders on gender equality, a human right from an Islamic perspective and the impact it has in these children.