A volunteer and 30-year resident of Rockaway Park, in the Queens borough of New York, warms up at an outreach center. Volunteers stayed into the night last Wednesday to help those who couldn't leave the devastated area in the wake of Sandy.
Even though I live in Tucson, the land of dull but ideal weather, Hurricane Sandy affected my life. Many relatives and friends suffered greatly. I will never again complain about the heat or endless blue skies.