Bellmore Church Helps with Sandy Relief Efforts

Editor’s Note: This article was written and submitted by Andrew Coen.

Some Seaford residents teamed up with a Bellmore church Monday to help with the ongoing relief efforts from Superstorm Sandy through a peanut butter and jelly brigade.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 3038 in Seaford along with other local residents showed up at Bellmore Presbyterian Church Monday to work with leaders of the congregation in making more than 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that will be distributed to area families in need impacted by the Oct. 29 storm.

Seaford resident Sandy Daskawisz-Ogilvie said the peanut butter and jelly relief event came together when she wrote a post with the idea on a Hurricane Sandy Acts of Kindness Facebook page that went viral with more than 7,000 likes and 200 comments.

Bellmore Presbyterian Church then decided to partner with Seaford PTA groups and last Thursday together helped make more than 400 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that were hand delivered to Superstorm Sandy victims living in the hardest hit areas. The peanut butter and jelly effort was then more than doubled with over 1,000 more of the sandwiches made at Monday's brigade event.

“It all stemmed from a very simple Facebook website,” said Daskawisz-Ogilvie of the successful peanut butter and jelly brigade event. “The gratitude was overwhelming!”

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