Blind Grad Student Helps Sandy Victims
Marybeth Melendez, a visually impaired graduate student at Staten Island College, took it upon herself to help the devastated community around her.
Melendez, who uses a seeing eye dog, said she began cooking hot food after learning that people were not able to get a hot meal after losing their homes in Hurricane Sandy. She and her friends whipped up some hot meals and set up a distribution center on the street.
Melendez told Anderson she grew up with parents who always gave back to the community and felt it was important to do the same.
Marybeth was able to help hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims.
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