Charity helps bring Christmas to Hurricane Sandy victims
Staten Island resident Anthony Marotto explains
- Duration 5:04
- Date Dec 21, 2012
Staten Island resident Anthony Marotto explains
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Sometimes good news for Chris this is your -- city victims aren't asking for the latest -- -- -- -- -- Well a lot of them -- as he a lot of them on as a roof over their heads when a lot of them want is a place to call home and today.
We're happy to say one -- was at least came Drew -- Christian and -- Toronto lost -- that.
When our kids -- it get -- -- -- is eight months pregnant.
The couple already has a two year old girl.
And we sat on -- home flooded and caught fire and make matters worse -- got booted from their hotel -- Seaman messed up don't ask.
But thanks to some very generous Americans Christmas has come early for this Stanley entity -- joins me now we've been.
Trying to get your wife -- on the -- -- it.
Yes doctor's visit which is natural yes -- she's very close yeah how close January 15 okay you ready to.
Well I was before all this happened now how are things that -- -- this is -- -- it's getting there.
I mean -- things some -- go for that are around.
I mean like work and stuff like new vehicles that everyone pitched in heard your story heard your wife's story.
And and they just that this -- it's unfair and we can't be dealing with this what do they do.
No I mean people of don't have a lot of stuff those furniture close in the Christmas tree Christmas presents and was all decorated ready to they're pretty much -- in this so often.
Got a I compared with the bill.
Do you know who was behind it -- -- you historians of your plight.
Became very well no maybe -- to leave the poor pregnant wife in the middle list and you young daughter but but -- Yeah I mean fi mode you know -- -- the femur and they give you -- hotel because I was staying downtown house going through was left trying to salvage what I could.
And I'm going to -- and that there was if there and I'll tell.
And -- extended the stay.
On FEMA is not the woman actually called the -- Tells them to mistakes and extended.
They get a -- CLC.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So unstoppable.
And I went to the bill she called me up the tunnel tolls to just leave someone Vegas and I went down to the -- -- And I went minutes of all there's no problem here look fisherman on the computer to look just has been extended this -- -- but you know that adult -- listen we'll soft promised to see it seems well.
So when -- went -- those zones it's even says that I severe you get treatment.
Yet it is an apparatus of the -- we could do because what not notified that the state has been authorized by FEMA has been paid for -- -- -- is when what did you do.
Well tonight as somebody feel myself you know what so and so was named time your business card that some of them had a discussion when you were -- -- -- this car.
-- -- you can't have a better idea that they don't have long I mean a lot of we were complaining they come from real warm climate areas to come down to the cold LP files like pictures.
That's just really it's really crazy uncle didn't have then you got set out in this temporary and explain what happened and it's.
Well yeah I mean today and weren't weren't this whole does apartment right now just temporarily -- -- -- -- and who provided.
We actually contacted some people -- looking around for apartments.
And then people saw and heard look we gotta do something if -- -- in the ball we're not gonna -- -- along these people and then.
Yeah it's easy to get like a contagion everyone wanted to him.
Yeah I mean but there's still so many people down in the to have filling of the basic necessities and have they -- -- the portal parties from.
There are you kidding me from the donation hub where but he chose not to eat meals and get food and clothes and everything else.
-- action to deploy a puzzle and had a -- and it's playing man.
To actually want to removes the whole home in general on January 1.
They're aware -- all these people are still stranded they have no heat no hot water.
And if you have electric -- still have a kitchen you know have a bathroom because it had to -- -- that for the -- because the so we should this plants overflowed into the area so wasn't just -- It was all kind of contaminant does health issues down then there's all kinds of problems down there.
And everybody's kind of blind not to -- diminish until someone -- was.
Through there every day to single out of that collapsed.
But not totally residents -- -- -- dealing with us so when you see these guys high five each others saying he was doing a great we're doing a great job I don't see it.
I don't see I'm in the live by FEMA three times this -- it's FEMA -- -- in -- NT SBA.
I got burned -- to a fire and help somebody else.
I'm actually very in my eyes swept eye patch on well I was -- like controlled the paperwork to actual SBA people -- enough for me this and we're closing -- disrupt wolf in the morning.
-- -- back the next morning dropped -- brutal for the wrong.
But they -- that I could be wrong.
His form has about Anthony you hang in there.
My best year for wife -- she's gonna do okay.
Upon and of course we're providing on on the bottom there and wait for you to.
Donate and help that was sandy really front I guarantee you that is a far more effective way to get the money and they hope to people needed here and -- -- him.
When we come -- you thought you were called.