I just wrapped up a four month tour of New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut acting as an investigator for a forensic structural engineering firm. I have been building structures for over thirty-five years and it is fascinating to study how and why buildings fail. It is also heartbreaking to see the extent of the damage and how deeply it has affected people’s lives and their communities. I am in absolute awe of nature’s power and the randomness of these natural disasters. When evaluating your charitable donations, don’t forget the victims of Hurricane Sandy; it is far from over and there is still a very real and desperate need. I hope to see many of you in June of 2014.
John E. Rodie CdeP 1974