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Westfielders Take Care of their Own

Mitch Slater, Member Westfield Board of Education

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 • 12:43pm

Westfielders "Take Care of Their Own." The last 12 days have been difficult days for all of us that live in Westfield and certainly even worse down the shore and in Staten and Long Island. But what has moved me to write this is the way 07090-ers have responded to others in need. Those that were fortunate enough to not lose power could have just stayed home and let somebody "else" get involved and help. But the exact opposite happened. The have's came through big time for the have nots. (my family being one of them for 11 days)

I won't name names but those that stepped up to invite us for dinner, warmth, charging, television and internet will never be forgotten. And I am hearing stories like this all over Westfield- Lending generators, hooking up heat with the generator, sharing their gas- you name it –The good people of Westfield came through big time for each other. And I for one am proud to be a 21 year resident and want to say Thank You to all of you for stepping up. To quote Bruce (you knew that was coming): "Leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last, Tomorrow there'll be sunshine and all this darkness past."

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