When Hurricane Sandy slammed into Long Island just over a month ago, her waves damaged homes, swept away possessions and, for many, their holiday decor and spirit, too. One group in our area, however, is trying to change that and lift those spirits right back up.
"Operation Decoration Donation" is a local donation drive started to help families that lost much, if not everything, during Hurricane Sandy to have a happy Christmas Day with a fully decorated home.
"When you start to Clark Griswald your home and you come across your Mother-In-Law's old Snowman before you kick his icy butt to the curb donate him," wrote Christine Ann Scaccio-Pokorny to Patch. "Frosty may no longer be your favorite but he can bring some Holiday cheer to someone else!"
The group will be collecting decorations for the next two weeks – including Christmas trees.
"Even the Charlie Brown trees," Scaccio-Pokorny said with a smile.
She added: "We can help make this season just a bit brighter!"
Those looking to donate any decorations or trees can email the group at OperationDecorationDonation@gmail.com with what they plan to donate.