Michael Stipe is one of many fellow musicians, celebrities and designers participating in an auction for Sandy Relief.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Roland Lewis, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, which is made up of over 600 hundred organizations and works to transform the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Waterways to make them cleaner, more accessible and vibrant places to play, learn and work with great parks, great jobs and great transportation for diverse communities.
Last night (December 6), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stopped by The Daily Show and got right down to the real issues with host Jon Stewart – fan-girling over Bruce Springsteen.
So many of us are back to normal. We’ve cleaned up the trees in our yards and have our power back on and for us, it’s like it never happened. But for people in the hardest hit areas of Staten Island, Breezy Point, the Rockaways and New Jersey, they are shoveling out debris that includes all their kids toys, Wiis, Nintendo DS games and favorite stuffed animals and games.
All proceeds from the show will go to Sandy relief efforts in the Garden State.
After seeing the destruction Sandy caused in Long Island, NY the band sprung into action.
Two sisters who spent nearly a week without power sing a parody of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
She tells the crowd at her Atlantic City concert that “anything I make [from this show] is going right back into the community.”
Deb Gordon’s guest was Josh Lockwood, CEO of The American Red Cross of Greater New York, which is is a nonprofit humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to individuals affected by disasters, and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
“I called and said [to relatives], ‘Why did you guys leave him,’ Lauper said. “And they just didn’t think it was going to get that bad.”