Village Videos: How Tinley Park Helps After a Disaster

Patch spotlights videos that give you a different look at the community, past and present. The first installment features footage from 2005 of Tinley Park volunteers helping victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Village Videos features videos from Patch, from around the web and from readers. Want your video featured? Upload it to our Neighborhood Gallery and email me at joev@patch.com to say you want to see it in Village Videos.

After the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, communities around the country have stepped up to help those affected on the East Coast. And Tinley Park is no exception. Businesses have been collecting donations, and even Tinley Park Police officers have been asked to assist with emergency efforts. (No officers were deployed to New Jersey, however, because the state withdrew its request.)

READ: Bettenhausen Dealerships Collect Items for Sandy Relief

This isn't the first time the village has helped out storm victims. In 2005, the community came together to find housing here for the displaced New Orleans residents of Hurricane Katrina.

Watch the video shot by Todd A. Sherman (and posted on YouTube) to see how the village volunteers greeted the out-of-state residents as they pulled in on buses to Tinley Park.

YOUR TURN: Did you volunteer to help Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005? Tell us what it was like and share your photos and videos from the event in this article's media gallery.


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