Santa Brings Gifts and Free Lunch to Sandy Victims

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BROAD CHANNEL, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, December 22, 2012, Santa will be visiting the boys and girls of Broad Channel, one of the worst hit areas by Hurricane Sandy. Santa will bring gifts for the children, as well as provide a free hot lunch buffet. The community is invited to attend, as well as participate, by bringing a new unwrapped toy or gift to share, if they are able to. Santa will arrive at the VFW Hall, located at 705 Shad Creek Road, Broad Channel, NY from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"When we saw the devastation these families endured, we felt compelled to help the children of the storm ravaged areas," said Aleda Madison of Madison Adoption Associates. "We will be providing a hot lunch buffet and giving hundreds of gifts to the many children and their families who live in Broad Channel and the surrounding areas."

Centered right between Howard Beach and the Rockaways, Broad Channel was virtually washed away by Hurricane Sandy. As residents try to put the pieces of their lives back together it will indeed be difficult for them to celebrate the season of giving.

Guardians of Rescue, a NY-based animal welfare organization on the scene since the hurricane assisting families and their pets, has teamed up with Aleda Madison of Madison Adoption Associates of Wilmington, Delaware to bring some comfort and joy to the families of Broad Channel.

In addition to Madison Adoption Associates, 500 toys will be delivered courtesy of Crystal Morrison of The Morrison Foundation and Charlie Russo founder of Russo, Karl, Widmaier & Cordano PLLC.

"We are thrilled to be working together with these great foundations and businesses in helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy," said Robert Misseri, founder of Guardians of Rescue. "The generosity of everyone in this joint effort is truly heartwarming and inspiring."

Residents are welcomed to stop in and enjoy some food, warmth and a visit from jolly old St. Nick. For more information visit the Website at

About Guardians of Rescue

The mission of Guardians of Rescue is to facilitate and foster programs and activities that further the unique benefits of interaction between people and animals. We are all about compassionate action, about People Helping Animals and Animals Helping People. At its core, we are an animal rights and welfare organization whose members work to protect the wellbeing of all animals and their owners, and come to the aid of those in distress.

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CONTACT: Cher Murphy 571-262-2128

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