After Hurricane Sandy, a group of students, teachers, and friends of the school traveled to Staten Island to help clean up and restore. My group walked the destroyed streets of Staten Island in search of people who needed help. After a long walk, we found a woman who needed help taking her house down. I went through all of her old photographs and threw out almost all of her destroyed and damp belongings. The experience made me realize how lucky I am to have the things and I have and how fortunate I was to be unaffected by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.