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Harvey Sandwich Brigade

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Harvey Sandwich Brigade

Pictured: Danny, Becca and Eve Davison; Amira and Mallory Hays; Crossley and Corban Mears; Elizabeth and Barrett Blackmur; Naomi Pryzant, Jiayuan Han, Gloria Pryzant, Noga Golan, Andi Warner Gaitz, Len Trombetta, Sara Brook, Mike Kahn, Joseph Lopez, Maria May, Dee Dee Dochen. 

Dee Dee Dochen remembered how touched she was following the Memorial Day flood when people decided to bring over lunches and a smile when recovery efforts began. So she decided to organize a similar effort post Harvey. She put out a call on Facebook late Tuesday evening and, on Wednesday morning, more than a dozen friends and West U neighbors joined together to package 300 lunches with sandwiches, chips and water. Dessert Gallery owner Sara Brook added sandwiches, cookies and provided the refrigerated truck and off they went.

Making sandwiches

Andi Warner Gaitz, Len Trombetta, Dee Dee Dochen and Noga Golan in the kitchen.

The "Harvey Sandwich Brigade," as they referred to the group, walked and rode as many Meyerland streets as they could. “The reactions just made us wish we could have made enough for the entire affected community,” Dee Dee said. 

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