Arriving in yellow school buses, the group staffed tables outside St. Gertrude Parish, on Beach 38th Street, itself packed with donations, including apparel and cleaning supplies.
The group from Kellenberg was a welcome presence for some residents of Far Rockaway, who have become accustomed to long lines at volunteer sites post-Sandy.
It was a scene repeated on many streets in Far Rockaway. Some residents queued up waiting to speak with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials and others to receive much-needed supplies or food from volunteer groups. Police officers stood guard on nearly every street.
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