Carolina Salguero dedicates herself to Superstorm Sandy recovery in Red Hook

One Red Hook resident has dedicated herself to helping the community stay resilient in the six months since Superstorm Sandy struck. Carolina Salguero converted her

The White House honored the local business owner

The White House honored the local business owner with the Champions of Change award.

BROOKLYN - One Red Hook resident has dedicated herself to helping the community stay resilient in the six months since Superstorm Sandy struck.

Carolina Salguero converted her Van Brunt Street storefront into a makeshift aid station following the storm, connecting victims with free internet, electricity and repairs. Many residents say it became a source of information and support during a difficult time.

The White House took notice, honoring Salguero with the Champions of Change award. She then traveled to Washington for a panel discussion and is now focused on educating residents on how to better prepare themselves for a disaster.
 

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