Long Beach, Miss., repays years-old favor by raising funds for Long Beach, N.Y.

Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

In this Aug. 31, 2005 picture, Rhonda Braden walks through the destruction in her childhood neighborhood in Long Beach, Miss. after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area.

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Our take: The people of Long Beach, N.Y., paid it forward years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, and the people of Long Beach, Miss., are now returning the favor in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

"After Hurricane Katrina damaged the coast, Long Beach, N.Y., sent money and aid for Long Beach, Miss. On Saturday, Long Beach, Miss., raised money to for victims of Hurricane Sandy to return the favor.

"Organizers had just the right recipe to help people in need. They sold whole cooked chicken and BBQ pork butts to raise funds for Hurricane Sany victims in Long Beach, New York.

"Hoping to raise $8,000 with this event, Long Beach, Mississippi is just trying to provide a little relief and more than anything — encouragement.

"'Hang in there, it will all work out,' said Dolly Williamson."

Read more about helping Long Beach on WLOX 13.

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