For most Long Islanders, Hurricane Sandy was a reminder of just how ferocious--and indifferent--nature can sometimes be. It's a lesson we shouldn't forget.
But in the outpouring of charitable acts that have followed the storm, we should also remember our capacity to be generous and large-spirited. Here at NCC, people (students, faculty, staff, and others) have reached out in large numbers to those in need. They have contributed money, food, clothing, medical supplies, books, and a host of other items that, in one way or another, have brought light into others' lives.
While no one can undo the damage that Sandy has caused, we need not be completely helpless either. If you can find a way to extend yourself and help, there's never been a more important time to do so. No kind gesture is too small . . . .