“Hip Hop Has Heart” Helps Sandy Victims
In late October 2012, the largest Atlantic hurricane in history struck the Caribbean before wreaking havoc on the Northeast regions of the United States. Sandy caused over $50 billion of damage, left millions of people without power and filled the streets of New York with detritus. The east coast is still reeling from Sandy’s damage, but residents are joining forces to help ease the recovery efforts.
On Saturday, one such relief effort came to Beach 56 in Far Rockaway, Queens. Led by Hot 97′s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation, the event was all about giving back to those who lost everything in the storm. Donations ranged from Rocawear clothing to Reebok shoes.
According to The Source, several hometown celebrities even showed up to support the cause. Amar’e Stoudemire and his New York Knicks teammates Rasheed Wallace and Ronnie Brewer graced the event. Also in attendance: WWE’s Worlds Strongest Man Mark Henry, Hot 97′s own Peter Rosenberg, and Fox 5′s Lisa Evers.
It’s amazing to see everyone banding together to lift those in need. We gather that Stoudemire even played pick-up basketball with some of the kids there. How awesome.
(Photos: Tafari Golding/TheSource.com)