Just Plain Jason sends us a link to an article about Frank Recce a wounded Iraq veteran in New York who didn’t wait for FEMA to come and help his community cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – he organized a group of men into a team. the group grew from 12 to over 100 and, in walkie-talkie communication, they help their neighborhood recover;
“We’re basically giving the people of the neighborhood organization,” Recce told FoxNews.com. “We were able to hit more than 200 houses by Monday. We’ve done more for our community than FEMA, the Red Cross and the National Guard combined, directly hitting houses and people in need.”
“It basically signifies that we’re willing to get dirty, to do the labor,” Recce said of the group’s name. “And we’re from the neighborhood; we’re strictly from the neighborhood.”
I’ve always said that veterans have seen their government at it’s best and at it’s worst, and recognize that there’s not much difference between the two. I’m sure that was in young Recce’s mind when he began this project instead of twiddling his thumbs waiting for FEMA to come and rescue him.