Help Us Heal From Hurricane Sandy

Many families were displaced and traumatized by the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. Thankfully my home was not affected by the storm, but some of my close friends and family living on or near to the affected coastal regions like Long Beach, the Rockaways, and Breezy Point have lost all their possessions, their house, and in some severe cases they’ve lost their entire town and are unable to return. The damage was absolutely devastating. As the temperature drops dramatically, some families are still without heat and hot water. It hurts to watch the people I love suffer like this. Help those most in need in the Nassau County, New York area by purchasing any “Help Us Heal” artwork by Nicole Cleary on Society6.
ALL EARNINGS will go to Saint Vincent dePaul’s Society at Saint Joseph’s Church in Hewlett NY. This society dedicates its funding to current disaster relief for families in need.

Help Us Heal From Hurricane Sandy - Collage by Nicole Cleary

Thank you for your support.

Credits:
Photos by SuperClearyPhoto
“Help Us Heal” graphic by Nicole Cleary

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Reminds me what I’m doing this all for

Being engaged is an odd feeling. Everyone tells you “it’s a very big step”, and it is. One piece of advice that I’m glad I took, “take time to be happy about being engaged”. It is really easy to get caught up in the wedding planning, dinner arrangements, ceremony proceedings, creating and sending the invites. Especially when it gets down to the wire a few weeks before the date, it is really easy to lose perspective, and forget why the two of you are doing all this work. After just an hour photo-shoot with an extremely accommodating best man (our photographer), and a beautiful setting on the Brooklyn promenade over-looking the East River at sunset, we ended up with some great photos. More importantly, I couldn’t stop smiling. I was just happy to spend a stress-free hour with my fiance. It reminded me what I’m doing this all for.

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Amazing Fireworks off the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in NYC

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

Last night we trekked from Brooklyn Heights to 12th avenue and 46th street in Manhattan wearing our red, white and blue to see what we’ve never seen before, fireworks off the USS Intrepid, Aircraft Carrier. Our good friend Megan was kind enough to offer us tickets that she was allotted being staff on the Intrepid. We’ve heard this was the most impressive fireworks display with the best seat in the house. We were not disappointed. “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” I’ve never felt more patriotic than I did last night watching that awesome spectacle.
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