Melo helps out with Sandy!
“I wanted to step up to the forefront,” Anthony said to a small group of reporters on the scene. “We all know what Sandy did to our city, especially to Brooklyn, and to Red Hook, with us being right here on the water. It hit us pretty bad, so I feel like I’m the face of Red Hook and I wanted to come back and give back to the place I grew up.”
“We just wanted to provide a temporary relief,” Justice Anthony, Carmelo’s brother, said.
“Sometimes it feels like we’re the forgotten borough, the forgotten neighborhood,” said Red Hook resident Vanessa Bernard, who has been without power since last Sunday. “This is uplifting. Some families don’t have much at all, and it’s really difficult. Anything helps, and to do this is uplifting.” – espn
On Thursday, Melo went back to his old neighborhood in Brooklyn, Red Hook, and delivered 500 boxes of food supplies and housing supplies to those in need! Melo (along with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, Feed the Children and Metro Ministries) delivered and personally handed out these boxes (pic above) to a housing project on Columbia Ave, a block away from where he grew up as a child. Many residents of Brooklyn are still without electricity and heat from Hurricane Sandy!