Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 10:25 am  |  8 responses

Carmelo Anthony Delivered Food Supplies to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn was one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Sandy. Carmelo Anthony, who was born there, offered his help to victims of the massive storm. (It should be noted that the New York Knicks and Liberty also offered similar help.) From ESPN: “I wanted to step up to the forefront,’ Anthony said to a small group of reporters on the scene. ‘We all know what Sandy did to our city, especially to Brooklyn, and to Red Hook, with us being right here on the water. It hit us pretty bad, so I feel like I’m the face of Red Hook and I wanted to come back and give back to the place I grew up.’ In conjunction with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, Feed the Children and Metro Ministries, Anthony delivered 500 boxes filled with food and cleaning supplies to a housing project on Columbia Avenue, a block away from where he lived as a child in Red Hook. Some residents of the surrounding projects say they have been without electricity or heat since the storm hit last Sunday. ‘Sometimes it feels like we’re the forgotten borough, the forgotten neighborhood,’ said Red Hook resident Vanessa Bernard, who has been without power since last Sunday. ‘This is uplifting. Some families don’t have much at all, and it’s really difficult. Anything helps, and to do this is uplifting.’ […] To Carmelo Anthony, it was a ‘no-brainer’ to return to the community he grew up in and deliver goods to families affected by Sandy. ‘I’m one of them, I was once one of them,’ he said. ‘I grew up running around with a lot of the older guys as a little kid, so for me to come back and to help and give out house supplies and things like that, that’s the least I can do, especially at a time like this.’”

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    I applaud Melo for the effort he’s making on and off the court this season so far.

  • JayRose

    Good show case of never forgetting your roots.

  • roscoe

    Melo doing work… good work.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    i thought it was very awesome when Wade donated his game check to hurricane sandy relief when the heat played at knicks. and NONE of the knick players did the same, bit embrassing when the visiting player shows love to the home teams community.

  • spit hot fiyah

    word, so far so good

  • O

    Thats Peace, Melo.

  • pops

    How do you know that none of the Knicks player did though? They don’t have to make it public like Wade did.

  • Danny N.

    That is a selfless act and I appreciate it because almost all of my family lives in New York