Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:27 PM by Eric Naktin
Updated: Nov 8, 2012 11:38 PM
Former Denver Nugget Carmelo Anthony took a break from basketball Thursday and went back to the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, one of the many areas hit hard by last week's hurricane, to hand out boxes of food and housing supplies to those in need.
The New York Knicks' star said, "I wanted to step up to the forefront. We all know what Sandy did to our city, especially to Brooklyn, and to Red Hook. It hit us pretty bad, so I feel like I'm the face of Red Hook and I wanted to come back and give back to the place I grew up."
In conjunction with the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, Feed the Children and Metro Ministries, Anthony delivered 500 boxes filled with food and cleaning supplies to a housing project, a block away from where he lived as a child.
Anthony said, "I grew up running around with a lot of the older guys as a little kid, so for me to come back and to help give out house supplies and things like that, that's the least I can do, especially at a time like this."