A couple of young children from a place not-so-close to home are helping to get Long Islanders, especially those here in Babylon Village and West Babylon, some relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Kirsten and Jack Reilly, siblings from Waxham, North Carolina, started their own fundraising campaign to help families here in the Babylon area, where their mother Kerri lived and previously worked as a teacher.
The children began selling ribbons to wrap around trees, much like the yellow ribbons used mostly recently around 2003 to support the troops overseas. The Reilly's ribbons were known as "Love for Long Island" and helped the residents of Waxham show their support everywhere they could for those affected by Sandy on October 29th.
The children presented their efforts so-far to the Babylon Rotary Club's fundraising campaign this past weekend, raising over $360 in less than a month.
Thanks from our community to the Reillys for their help!