PIX11 Cares: WPIX Visits Broad Channel, Queens to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

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On Friday, we launched PIX11 Cares, a campaign aimed at helping those in communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Sukanya Krishnan live anchored the Morning News from New Dorp Beach on Staten Island to see how neighbors were helping neighbors after Sandy's wrath.

With the help of Rubbermaid, PIX11 News was able to deliver some much-needed cleaning supplies and storage containers to residents who who lost everything in the historic storm.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, PIX11 News continued helping Sandy-devastated communities by visiting Broad Channel, Queens.

Sukanya Krishnan live anchored from 6am to 9am at Noel St. and Cross Bay Blvd. to learn about relief efforts in the community that was inundated from Sandy's storm surge. Russo's on the Bay generously provided free hot breakfast -- enough to feed 300 people -- to area residents and Cherished Feet, a non-profit organization, distributed footwear to Sandy victims.

Mary Murphy, a Queens native, also joined us to report from Beach 129th St. & Rockaway Beach Blvd. in the Rockaways, and Mike Gilliam was live from Breezy Point, where over 100 homes were razed during the height of Sandy.

PIX11 has also partnered with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which kicked off the Tunnel to Towers: Hurricane Relief Fund campaign on Friday with the assistance of New York sports icons Carl Banks, Robinson Cano, and John Franco to provide relief to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. One hundred percent of the gross funds benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

PIX11 viewers wishing to contribute to the Tunnel to Towers: Hurricane Relief Fund can do so to via: tunneltotowersfoundation.org

Here are other ways to help:

- Give directly to The Red Cross.

- Visit PIX 11's resources page for many ideas on how to help. 

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