It changed the landscape of the United States’ eastern coastline. It devastated homes and lives. Today, thousands of residents are still trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy barreled through in late October 2012.
A storm of this magnitude triggered a generous response from SAS students. Therefore, in response to the devastation, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Group, or HSRG was organized. A few high school students decided to take on this initiative. We created, and are selling, a 2013 desk calendar with photography from the photo club and other SAS high school students. We also made and are selling Love USA T-shirts. We are fortunate that the SAS PTSA and American Chamber of Commerce have supported our endeavors. HSRG eventually generated and donated 15,000 RMB to the Empire State Relief fund, which was started by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. More information: http://eagleonline.org/content/students-raise-money-donate-hurricane-sandy-relief-efforts