By Kathy Zucker • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey exactly one year ago today, leaving families displaced and ongoing infrastructure issues that will be unfolding for years to come. Another major impact? Children.
Kids in Staten Island, the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore lost all their possessions and in many cases, their daycares were also destroyed. One year later, many kids have vivid memories of the storm. How can we help protect the most vulnerable in our society from the next big storm? You can find checklists to keep your family safe, find out about what your state is doing to get ready, and learn how to help others at Save the Children website.
To commemorate the one year anniversary of Sandy, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (@NJPAC) is hosting a live screening tonight of the Emmy-winning film Splinters and Sand, along with artwork and discussion with community leaders. Tickets are free and there are still some available at the NJPAC website.
Kathy Zucker, CEO of Metro Moms Network, mother of three young children and New York Life Keep Good Going Shorty Award winner and judge, writes about juggling career and family in an urban setting. Read her MomCondoLiving blog, follow her on Twitter (@KathyZucker), friend her on Facebook and watch her on Youtube.