The CDRE sends our thoughts and wishes out to all of those who were directly and indirectly affected by Hurricane Sandy. It is a terrible tragedy as to the lives lost and the lives who will be forever affected by this disaster. As the fires still burn, the flood and surge waters remain and the destruction is still being evaluated, we send out our sympathies to all those who were in this storms path.
We send out our gratitude to all those responders who selflessly and tirelessly gave of themselves and continue to give their all to assist all of those who are in need. We especially thank the families of the responders for allowing your fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles to respond and take care of the needs of others when I am sure you are in need of them too.
Thank you all and all of those who have reached out to help and assist another in their times of need.