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Neighbors Refused Help to Black Mother, As Sons Lives Were Taken by Hurricane Sandy

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Glenda Moore, a name that may ring a bell with many whom are aware of the tragedy experienced by Hurricane Sandy, is currently mourning the loss of her two sons. Both were swept away in the destruction of the Northeastern storm, and during Moore’s pleas of help, local neighbors denied the notion. Doors slammed in her face and the constant answer of no, it seems as though many may have forgotten about coming together during a time of emergency and panic.

According to the NY Daily News:

According to the sister, a dripping-wet Moore banged on doors looking for help in the middle of the hurricane, but couldn’t find anyone willing to help her.

“They answered the door and said, ‘I don’t know you. I’m not going to help you,’” said the sister. “My sister’s like 5-foot-3, 130 pounds. She looks like a little girl. She’s going to come to you and you’re going to slam the door in her face and say, ‘I don’t know you, I can’t help you’?’”

Moore spent the night huddled on a doorstep as the hurricane’s assault continued. At daybreak, her sister said, the desperate mother walked until she found a police car and related her heart-breaking story.

With the storm finally over and have already taken it’s course, a lesson is to learned by many. While few ended up in a similar situation of Moore, many are fortunate to still be here. The idea of coming together must be pushed out amongst people as a whole. Without that, what a blind world we will continue to live in.


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