Last month, I wrote a short letter, "Shame on Sandy looter who stole boy's Nintendo," concerning a 9-year-old learning-disabled boy who had his Nintendo DSi and collection of games stolen during the Hurricane Sandy evacuation. I wanted to share with Press readers what has come about since then.
Lorraine, of Margate, donated a Nintendo and games that her children had outgrown. Jean, from Dennis Township, sent a generous gift card. And the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League "Shop With A Cop" program sponsored the boy. He enjoyed having breakfast with Santa, then going to Walmart by bus with other children to select some presents. His mother told me that he had a wonderful time.
I want to thank all the folks who went above and beyond after reading the letter. Thank you for brightening his world a bit. You are appreciated. It is refreshing to know that even though an act of thievery occurred, there are selfless people in our community who care.
Egg Harbor Township