Carmelo Anthony Delivered Food Supplies to Hurricane Sandy Victims

by November 09, 2012
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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.’”