posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 02:06 AM
When I read this, I thought how cool !! It's good to hear stories like this, helping people in need.
New Yorkers on Thursday, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had lost everything to Superstorm Sandy.
The Kansas City businessman is giving away $100,000 this holiday season, and spent the day in New Jersey and New York giving away thousands. But he
says money is not the issue.
"The money is not the point at all," said the anonymous benefactor as he walked up to surprised Staten Island residents and thrust crisp bills into
their hands. "It's about the random acts of kindness. I'm just setting an example, and if 10 percent of the people who see me emulate what I'm doing,
anybody can be a Secret Santa!"
He was escorted by the police and wished to remain anonymous.
Secret Santa started his daylong East Coast visit with stops in Elizabeth, N.J. Keeping close watch over the cash handouts were his security
entourage -- police officers in uniform from New York and New Jersey, plus FBI agents and former agents from various states. Some have become
supporters, wearing red berets marked with the word "elf" and assisting "Santa" to choose locations where people are most in need. He himself wears an
"elf" beret and a red top, plus blue jeans.
The group must choose stops carefully, and refrain from simply appearing outdoors in a neighborhood, lest they be mobbed by people hearing that cash
is being handed out.
Those people hit by Hurricane Sandy really do need help. And what a terrible time of the year for them.
My thoughts and prayers go out to them.
edit on 30-11-2012 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)