Former gridiron pals help out in Breezy
Facebook brought together thousands of alumni from a Bay Ridge-based football organization to do what they were taught and give back to the community.
Three hundred and fifty members of the Knute Rockne Alumni Association, who used to play football together during their youth, are currently volunteering their time and effort at one of the hardest hit areas in New York: Breezy Point, where 100 homes went up in flames, 2,800 homes were condemned and many residents lost everything they had.
Whether they are contributing with funds or ripping walls and pumping water out of basements, everyone is doing their part.
There wasnt a house that wasnt hit, said Mickey Lynch, who played with the league from the age of five until he was 18 and went away to college.