Suzan Rosen, above, a community recovery specialist for the American Red Cross Greater New York Region, has been helping Sandy-affected families throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn since the spring. For the holiday season this year, Suzan recently delivered toys for Sandy families as part of a Hanukkah Toy Drive by Ansche Chesed, a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The Social Action Committee of Ansche Chesed collected more than 100 toys to be given to children ranging in age from newborn to 13 years old during the drive, which began Nov. 14 and ended Nov. 25.
Suzan connected Ansche Chesed with Manny Papir, at the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI), who has been working continuously with Sandy survivors in Coney Island. As a result, the toys were delivered to the JCCGCI for distribution to local families this coming week.