Whether Superstorm Sandy seems like it was really long ago or really recently depends on whether your home was affected by the floods that swept up New York and New Jersey’s coastlines — some people are still putting the pieces of their lives back together. But on today’s one year anniversary, we just wanted to take a second to remember the good that came out of the storm: So many people, rich and poor, regular joe and super famous, came together to help those in need. We saw the best of the Jersey Shore cast, Alec Baldwin, Emma Watson, Amar’e Stoudemire, Justin Timberlake and more.
Who would have thought Madonna and Kelly Osbourne would be seen on construction sites? And that someone would catch Ben Stiller in the act of serving pancakes? Or that Kanye West and Kristen Stewart would be in the weirdest onstage fashion competition? We’re sure people living without power, gas, water or a roof over their heads were happy to have anyone helping them out at the time, but, woah, they must have some stories to tell later. We hope it also had the desired effect of inspiring more nonfamous people to give back too.
Did you volunteer to help Sandy victims last year? Share your stories with us in the comments below!