Staten Island, NY, February 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Hurricane Sandy storm surge deluges LETMEDCO community.
Hurricane Sandy formed on October 22, 2012 in the Caribbean and the Category 1 hurricane swept up the East Coast of the US. By October 29, the storm surge from the hurricane hit the community of LETMEDCO's Midland Beach headquarters on Staten Island.
The surge flooded streets, tunnels and subway lines and cut power to thousands of homes in the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey. The area was left in crisis, water feet high, swamping neighborhoods; leaving thousands homeless as cold temperatures and snow followed the flooding. The storm was the second costliest in US history, after Hurricane Katrina. It is estimated that it will take years to clean up all the damage and rebuild the towns and cities so residents can again live in their communities.
Many local organizations and companies - LETMEDCO among them - came to the immediate aid of the area, even before the storm hit. They were an essential lifeline to victims waiting for government and national aid organizations' help. Volunteers lept into action removing tons of trash so that debris wouldn't endanger lives and property. Without the efforts and generosity of these people, the damage and suffering would undoubtedly have been greater.
CEO Letendre heads LETMEDCO (http://www.letmedco.com/) relief efforts in Midland Beach.
LETMEDCO's CEO Edward Letendre, volunteers his time at the Midland Beach section of Staten Island to help the residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Coming to the company directly from the medical care field, Letendre has a keen appreciation of the urgent medical needs of fellow New Yorkers who were in crisis.
LETMEDCO also donated gloves, surgical masks and cleaning supplies to affected areas. "It was one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences of my life," Letendre said.
Before joining LETMEDCO (http://www.letmedco.com/about-us/) in 2005, Edward Letendre was an operating room registered nurse at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is a graduate of St. Peter's College.