Members of the Bethpage Fire Department decided the storm-ravaged community needed some special treatment Friday night.
Bethpage volunteers, organized by Firefighter Charlie Razenson, decided to host a community meal for those in need at fire headquarters on Broadway. Razenson and his colleagues figured they could feed some 500 people who were feeling the impact of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
About 1,200 showed up. They were all treated to a hot meal and the companionship of firefighters.
Bethpage-area restaurants donated food and drink of all variety for the occasion, scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Friday. People were served until 8:30 p.m.
The Bethpage Fire Department is under the command of Chief of Department James Baudille.
Editor's Note: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, Patch wants to write about some of the great things the community is doing to pull together against the odds. We have several stories planned this weekend. Send us your ideas and submissions to email@example.com.