The people hit hard by the storm have no interest in celebrating Christmas this year partly because they have either no house to decorate or no decorations in the house. The people of Staten Island are so down in spirit they hate that they were selling Christmas trees in the neighborhood. They should be selling contracts for someone to repair or rebuild their homes right there with their insurance agent.
Every December he goes to the cities and towns in America he thinks need him most. So it is something like Santa who reads his list twice to make sure he delivers his packages to the right places too. He then gives away hundred dollar bills. About $100,000 dollars worth per season. All to random strangers he finds in thrift stores, Laundromats and soup kitchens.
When asked. “What are you going to do with that money?” the usual answer is to go buy food or to share it with other family members that need cash. No selfishness there. Some frame the money in a picture frame because it represents the kindness more than a little lift.