EAST ROCKAWAY - Long Islanders are opening up their hearts and their wallets to help those devastated by the storm. For the past three days, the East Rockaway Fire Department has been used as an aid distribution center in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Residents have been stopping by to pick up clothing and blankets. Even more residents have been stopping by to drop off donations. Hundreds of local residents have volunteered, and so many donations were collected that East Rockaway started sending goods and supplies out to surrounding communities.Sandy Emergency Resources & Extended Coverage