Unfortunately for many New Yorkers, preparing for an emergency can only go so far. At a certain point, Mother Nature wins, claiming people’s homes and businesses, years of family memories and hard work suddenly gone. The challenge of piecing their lives back together haunts thousands of people affected by Hurricane Sandy, particularly those in hard hit Staten Island.
Lucky for them, they’ve got the enthusiasm and infectious energy of Nat Candido on their side.
A Staten Island native, Nat works behind the scenes on the “Imus in the Morning” program with my husband every morning. But for the last two weeks, he has been front and center on a project he has eloquently titled “Operation Shove it Sandy,” which cuts out the middleman by going door-to-door delivering food, water, and other supplies directly to Staten Islanders.