Knicks star Carmelo Anthony helps Sandy victims in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Carmelo Anthony handed out 500 boxes of food and housing supplies to a housing project on Columbia Avenue in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
It was just a block away from where he lived as a child.
The residents of the surrounding projects have been without electricity since Hurricane Sandy hit last Sunday.
“This a blessing because I have nothing,” said Vincent Perez, one of the beneficiaries. “I have no power, no heat and I was running out of clean clothes. This is a great relief.”
To Anthony, it was a “no-brainer” to take timeout from a hectic schedule to help his old neighborhood.
The New York Knicks topped the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday 110-88, with Anthony leading the team with 21 points. They improved to 4-0 with a Friday night win over the Mavericks.
“I grew up running around with a lot of the older guys as a little kid, so for me to come back and to help and give out house supplies and things like that, that’s the least I can do, especially at a time like this,” he said.