Helping neighbors

By Peter Rutledge

At age 73 with a heart condition, I was bedridden with respiratory problems in my house in Bayside when the Blizzard of ‘16 struck on Saturday.

On Sunday, I saw from my window that my sidewalk had been plowed. Not sure who did this, a neighbor or one of the groups of guys I saw walking by during the day with shovels. On Monday, a dozen kids sent by Sen. Avella’s office cleared heavy drifts of snow that had prevented me from getting out the front door. This is a program he runs to assist seniors.

No one asked for money.

I feel a strong sense of community here, so thanks to all!

Peter Rutledge


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