Miller Welcomes Sandy Victims Turned Hurricane Harvey Heroes to Albany

January 23, 2018

Assemblywoman Melissa Miller (R,C,Ref-Atlantic Beach) introduced Tim Kramer, his wife, Christina Tisi-Kramer, and their sons (from left to right) Chase Kramer and Cooper Kramer to the Assembly on Monday, January 22.

Assemblywoman Melissa Miller (R,C,Ref-Atlantic Beach) was pleased to welcome to the Chamber and introduce to the members of the Assembly Tim Kramer, his wife, Christina Tisi-Kramer and their two sons, Chase and Cooper, Long Beach residents and victims of Superstorm Sandy. After seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Kramer and his wife launched a collection drive to send supplies to the victims in Texas. Over five tractor-trailers were packed with a variety of items, including water bottles, first aid supplies, cleaning products, toiletries, nonperishable food, flashlights, diapers, blankets and nearly $40,000 worth of gift cards. An additional $30,000 was also raised to cover the costs for the trucks’ trip to Texas.

“In a world where there seems to be so much negativity, it is wonderful to see people lending a hand to those in need without a second thought,” said Miller. “When the Kramers saw the destruction Harvey caused in Texas, they immediately knew they had to find some way to help, having experienced the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. When Sandy hit our community almost 6 years ago, we received a variety of help from all over the country. Seeing residents of Long Beach and the surrounding areas come together to pay it forward by helping those who are going through such a difficult time, is truly an inspiration. They are excellent examples of what it means to be gracious and proud New Yorkers.”