'Graybeards' Help Victims of Sandy

After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, an amazing organization of volunteers stood up to help. The Graybeards are comprised of firefighters, police officers, doctors, lawyers and more, and even though they've all been personally affected by Hurricane Sandy, they banded together to help their community of Rockaway, New York.

They set a fundraising goal of $500,000 and they're almost there! Help these amazing volunteers, the Graybeards, to reach their goal, and support the victims of Hurricane Sandy right here.

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Jeff Howard
542 days ago

I wanted to write to help clarify the comments made by Terri Brooks regarding Angels Among Us Pet Rescue (AAU) and her new baby. First of all, I am a volunteer and foster for AAU. AAU started about 3 years ago with founders LuAnn Farrell, Valorie Weinburg and Lisa Zambacca. From these great ladies, AAU as grown to more than 220 foster families, many volunteers comprising the largest volunteer pet rescue in the Southeast. And, is now saving pets at the rate of 140 pets per month. We can only save at a rate that is congruent with the number of foster families and funds in terms of donation. We are growing and public awareness is essential to our growth. Each of the founders has contributed many thousands of their personal dollars to make sure that AAU thrives. We have established a network of vets and other care givers all in an effort to save lives. Last Wednesday, I was contacted personally by Larry McDonald, the son of the late US Congressman from Georgia by the same name. Mr. McDonald was very concerned about the welfare of a border collie that was obviously homeless, freezing and starving. This poor dog was brought to his attention by a close friend who was a FedEx driver. I contacted the AAU leadership to get approval to save this baby. In order to get approval a foster plan has to be in place with hopefully funding available to care for it's degraded health. Lisa Zambacca went into action to post on the Angel's site for fosters and donations. It was decided to go ahead and save this baby even before fosters and funding were available. And, so I contacted Mr. McDonald and he notified the FedEx friend who transported him to my address. Upon hearing about this story on facebook there was an outpouring of support in terms of fosters and eventually we got the call from Terri Brooks who wanted to adopt this baby. We met with Terri and she fell in love. This baby has suffered and deserves a great home. Her AAU name is Natalie but her new name will be Annie. In about 9 hours I will have Annie with one of our best surgeons to do hip surgery as she was most likely struck by a car before coming to us. She was also infested with hook, whip and heart worms and had a staff infection. AAU has committed to caring for this baby at their expense which will most likely exceed $2000. But this baby will have a great life from now on due to the kindness of the Larry McDonald, The FedEx Driver, The Angels (AAU) and of course Terri Brooks her new mommy. Any exposure to this story would be a blessing as it would bring attention to all the great people working so hard to save these pets in the south. Angels Among Us is based in Atlanta Georgia. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information. I would love to provide links but thought you might filter for security reasons. Thank you for all you do. I can be reached at 770-426-5099.

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Terri Brooks
542 days ago

Couldn't find where to send this. Could you please look up Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Atlanta, Ga? I found my new girl that I've named Annie, through them. A Fedex guy picked her up and now she's having surgery on her hip from being hit by a car. She'd been on her own for awhile in the cold. I'm so lucky that I found her. Not sure how to send pix of her story, but please call me back. This foundation is amazing and won't turn any animal down. Please let me know if you can help. You can find the Fedex man and my new baby's pictures under my Facebook page, Terri Brooks, which is probably hard to find!! I can't wait to spoil her since she had a very rough start! Thank you so much. Terri Brooks. My direct phone is 770-809-4045.

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Tina Livermore
597 days ago

This is a wonderful thing to do.I dont have a lot of money on A fixed income. But I can help out in another way. If you need any help just email me.

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DeeDee
597 days ago

What a wonderful organization. When they were on the nightly news the gentleman being interviewed reminded me of myself; as he put it "I hate asking for anything, sometimes you just have too." You could see it in face he was humbled asking for help.

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Sammy Underwood
597 days ago

I really love ur show, the way you change people lives is a very, very noble thing and at the highest level

P.S.
Peace be with you....

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Jean Hagan
597 days ago

Ellen u make me laugh so hard i really look forward to seeing your show everyday you are truly an angel of god

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