Interview with Joe Mangino, July 18, 2013

Mangino describes his occupation and who makes up his family. He also describes his community in Beach Haven West and why he likes living there. Being that Mangino is a surfer, he tells about how aware he and his family were of Hurricane Sandy's arrival. Mangino also talks about how he and his family were quite prepared before Sandy hit. Mangino describes the feeling of not being able to sleep the night of the storm. He also discusses first seeing his house after Hurricane Sandy had struck. Mangino discusses the amazing group who helped him gut his house and let him and his family stay with them until they got back on their feet. He also describes the battle that took place to get help from his insurance company. Mangino says that he was a part of a community center which helped others gut out their homes. Mangino describes how Mike and himself got a community volunteering program together in which the whole town would come to them to bring supplies and food for those in need. He also describes the flag his wife and one of her co-workers made for the organization and how much it symbolized the group. Mangino talks about how FEMA and the Red Cross would send those in need to his organization for help. He also describes how the trash pickup went and how looters were coming around his neighborhood. Mangino hopes that his descendants learn from what he did for his community. He also warns that those facing an oncoming storm like Hurricane Sandy should prepare themselves and their community. Mangino tells a story of a woman who needed help to fix her house, who he and his team ended up helping. He also discloses that it's been an emotional journey and that he still gets emotional when he sees things relating to the storm.

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