Oct 29 2013

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Chelsea Clinton In Rockaway

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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was in Rockaway aiding victims of Hurricane Sandy.

From Yahoo News: Chelsea Clinton knew from a young age how damaging severe weather could be. Growing up in Arkansas on the cusp of the nation’s tornado alley, Clinton had experienced firsthand the fury of bad storms and seen the severe damage left in their wake.

But she never expected to see that kind of devastation in her new hometown of New York City, where coastal areas were wrecked by Superstorm Sandy one year ago this week. Visiting the Rockaways only days after the storm, Clinton was stunned by the damage.

“So much of what I saw here was eerily reminiscent of what I had seen throughout Arkansas as a kid,” recalled Clinton, who had multiple friends whose parents lost their homes to Sandy.

Clinton returned to the Rockaways on Saturday, as she led several hundred volunteers in a “day of action” aimed at helping parts of the area that are still struggling. The event was modeled after a volunteer effort she had organized last year with her father, former President Bill Clinton.

The idea, Chelsea Clinton told Yahoo News, was to show that “here in New York City, we’re all in this together … even if we don’t live in the hardest-hit areas.”

For full article: http://news.yahoo.com/chelsea-clinton-superstorm-sandy-rockaways-113003443.html


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