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Coney Island Hosts Day Of Service For Sandy Victims

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Coney Island celebrated a year of rebuilding with a day of service for Hurricane Sandy victims Saturday.

More than 200 volunteers joined the nonprofit organization Rebuild Together NYC to help the Brooklyn community get back on its feet.

Crews were assigned to rebuild homes and community centers and revitalize the landscape at several storm-battered sites.

New Yorkers NY1 spoke with said it means everything to come together and help.

"When there is a hurricane, a storm like we experienced a year ago, and people are displaced, they need help more than anybody else," said volunteer Kathy Lovece.

"Where we are, a lot of Sandy has passed, but then, we forget there are so many areas that are still so deeply impacted," said Kimberly George, executive director of Rebuild Together NYC.

"A project like this that may seem small to us, for the people that live here, may be a tremendous deal to them," said volunteer Michael Martin.

Nearly 50,000 residents and 1,000 businesses in Coney Island were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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