You Can Be a Hero Too

Hear what one student has to say about Sandy!

We complain about not having our phone chargers and worry about our phones dying. Imagine having your phone charger, but not being able to charge it,

Because you can't find a power outlet,

Because you can't find your house,

Because you can't find your friend's house,

Because you can't find your cul-de-sac,

All because Superstorm Sandy TOOK IT AWAY FROM YOU,

From your friend,

From your neighbors,

From everyone.


All you hear is,

"Oh no! Where is my iPod?"

"Oh no! Where is my laptop?"

"Oh my gosh! How will I access the internet?"

"How am I going to charge my phone?"

"Thanks a lot Sandy; you ruined my life!"


What you should be hearing is,

I just want a roof over my head,

A floor to lie on, that isn't concrete.

A warm meal.

How can I help?

I hope everyone is okay and safe.


In today's day and age there are only a select few that you will hear expressing concern. Only a select few will take their time to help others. Only a select few care about others as much as they care about themselves. If you're one of those select few, then THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If you're not one of those select few people, but want to be, all you have to do is help your community. You can help by making flyers to donate to Sandy relief, or you could even be one of those people that help rebuild our community--literally, help rebuild houses, stores, shelters, or anything that has to be rebuilt.

You remember that as a child you always wanted to be a hero? You always thought that you had to be a policeman, fireman, or even in the army; well, you don't! Those little things that you do in your town or community can also make you a hero. You may not be known worldwide, but to that family whose house you helped rebuild, or to the homeless person who received those clothes you donated the other day, YOU COULD MEAN THE WORLD. 

By: Jimmy H.

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J.A. December 08, 2012 at 11:22 PM
The work being done by the students at Frelinghuysen Middle School under the direction of teacher, Ms. Slusarczyk is amazing! Their work shows the strength and intelligence of our young people and the powerful results of having a excellent educator!


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