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Superstorm Sandy Victims Get Help From Unlikely Source

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Sea Bright, New Jersey (My9NJ) - After Hurricane Sandy hit, it was all hands on deck to get New Jersey back up and running. The people of the community immediately came together the next day to assess the damage. What some residents may not realize is that the Garden State received a huge helping hand from a land far away-- the United Arab Emirates.

After the storm devastated our state, the UAE donated $4.5 million to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund, which is led by the first lady of New Jersey, Mary Pat Christie. The $4.5 million denotation primarily went toward rebuilding and repairing 30 schools, replacing technological infrastructure, computers, and tablets so that students could get back to learning. Overall, the UAE assisted 20,000 students.

Volunteers from the United Arab Emirates came to New Jersey to see how their money was spent and to get involved with Habitat For Humanity. Embassy representative Dana Al Marashi said the cause was so important and that the UAE had to help support it.

“The ambassador was inspired by how the community came together the day after to work on the recovery straight away,” Marashi stated.

The UAE has also donated millions of dollars to Hurricane Katrina victims, and tornado victims. The people of the UAE go into all of their tasks using three symbols – peace, love, and victory. In this case, the UAE stated that they were helping out of love because they saw how resilient people in New Jersey were immediately after the storm, and they wanted to help with that process.


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