Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Santa Visits the VFW in Broad Channel....
Early on the morning of Saturday, December 22, 2012, Santa’s helpers were busy stacking toys and gifts inside the VFW Post for the children of Broad Channel whose homes had been impacted by “Hurricane Sandy.”
Shortly before noon, the big man himself arrived and prepared to greet and speak with each of the children waiting patiently outside in the cold.
At noon the front doors opened and for the next several hours hundreds of Broad Channel children and their parents enjoyed a little bit of the "Christmas Season" as they spoke with Santa and then wandered around the VFW hall which had been stacked high with over a thousand toys and presents.
The event was widely covered over the next several days on radio (CBS-880 and 1010-WINS) as well as NY 1.
A very special thank you to Dr.Kit Uvino and her merry band of elves at the VFW and the "Guardians of Rescue" for making this difficult time a little "merrier" for all of us here in Broad Channel.