When we arrived in the community of Sunnyside it felt almost like the party where you can feel the positive vibe just vibrating through the air. The kind of party where you know everyone is going to be hugging at the end of the night not fighting. It didn't feel at all like the aftermath of a state of emergency but it definitely looked like it with piles and piles of garbage lining every block.
The "Crisis Cafe" was barbecuing burgers and hotdogs and genuinely grateful for the supplies we donated. The Crisis Cafe was the drop off point for community supplies - everyone was welcome to anything received.
While the Relief Centers had actually been throwing away food that wasn't packaged, these community hubs were grateful for everyone's contribution. There were sandwiches, burgers, fruit and beverages piled up. Someone was delivering pizza when first got there.