The newest piece of bureaucracy and red tape is that people and organizations helping Sandy storm victims get threats by New York’s Health District.
You read that correctly. People and organizations that are helping Sandy storm victims get threats by New York”s Health District.
New York, and the surrounding area are a mess and people are hungry. Personally, I know people that have been without electricity for weeks.
One reason that I am such a proud New Yorker is because of the spirit of the New Yorker. I know. I was born there.
No matter what happens, people band together.
In many of the five boroughs, rescue crews, including firefighters, are digging into their own pockets to provide food to people.
Now, truth be told, some of the makeshift areas may not exactly be “up to code”, but, residents are not complaining.
They are thankful to the firefighters, and numerous volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide them with food.
Now the firefighters helping Sandy storm victims get threats by New York’s Health District.
How unbelievable is that?
Fox News reports that Bobby Eustace, an 11-year veteran with the city’s fire department said that he and his fellow firefighters were issued a notice of violation for not maintaining restaurant standards in a tent set up in Breezy Point, Queens, to feed victims and first responders.
Here’s what he said,
It’s just a little ridiculous. The inspector came up and asked if we were wearing hairnets. I told him, ‘We have helmets. This is a disaster area. Then he asked if we had gloves and thermometers [for food]. I said, “Yeah, we have rectal and oral. Which one do you want?’ He wasn’t amused.
Eustace says that the Health Department worker then checked off a list of violations at the relief tent, including not having an HVAC system and fire extinguisher.
Eustace also said that he was told the New York Health Inspectors might come back to see if they fixed the violations.
Of course, the Health Department is saying otherwise. They say it was more of an outreach effort.
How about having them bring food and perform some outreach alongside the firefighters, like Bobby Eustace, who have been working “round the clock”, and actually help people!
Helping Sandy storm victims get threats by New York’s Health District instead of accolades for their selflessness. Unbelievable!