The Deer Park community helped to raise $9,000, which will go to nine district teachers, who were displaced during Hurricane Sandy.
After Hurricane Sandy, Deer Park schools were left mostly unaffected, however, nine of its teachers had to abandon their flooded homes.
In response, the Deer Park Teachers Association, headed by Bruce Sander, came up with the idea of a fundraiser raffle to help the teachers to put their homes back together.
"We purchased the generated as a way of raffling off and raising money for nine teachers who had to move out of their homes because of the hurricane," Sander said. "They were devastated and had to move of of their homes and lost pretty much everything."
At $20 a ticket, the community raised $6,000. The Teachers Association contributed an additional $3,000 in order to give each displaced teacher $1,000. to help bring their lives back to normal.
Originally, 10 teachers were to be the recipients of the fundraiser, but one educator gave up the opportunity since only minor flooding damaged his home.