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Remembering 9/11 With Acts of Service

Posted on 09/10/2013 by |Best Life | Comments

Your LifeAs we remember Sept. 11, 2001, stories of good deeds that sprouted from that tragedy abound. One of them is how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, and neighboring communities came to the aid of passengers aboard 38 planes that were hurriedly diverted to the North Atlantic fueling stop. Grateful passengers and crew members on one Delta flight – who received food, shelter and whatever they needed for their unexpected stay – decided to pay forward the kindness by …

Surviving Sandy: ‘One Saving Grace — I Had My Car’

Posted on 11/18/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | VolunteeringThis is the second in a series of profiles of New York area residents whose worlds were upended by Superstorm Sandy. Sandy’s wrath turned the Staten Island street where Carlos Cruz lives into a river. Carlos (above) watched in disbelief as cars bobbed like toys on the wind-whipped waves. Stranded in a second-story rental apartment, with food rotting in the fridge and freezing temperatures threatening his fragile health, he and his son lived on Spam and Vienna sausages. Rescue boats …