Carmelo Anthony, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Timbaland spent the weekend giving back to those in need. Timberlake, his new wife and his bestie Timbaland were passing out items in Queens and Caremelo went to his old neighborhood RedHook – Columbia Avenue in Brooklyn – to hand out over 500 boxes filled with food and housing supplies to the victims of the hurricane who were left with nothing.
Acording to N.B. While there, he told reporters that he felt it was his duty to provide for those in need:
I wanted to step up to the forefront. We all know what Sandy did to our city, especially to Brooklyn, and to Red Hook, with us being right here on the water. 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.
I’m one of them, I was once one of them. 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 and give out house supplies and things like that, that’s the least I can do, especially at a time like this.
The residents of Red Hook were very happy to see Carmelo, with one resident telling ESPN:
“Sometimes it feels like we’re the forgotten borough, the forgotten neighborhood,” said Red Hook resident Vanessa Bernard, who has been without power since last Sunday. “This is uplifting. Some families don’t have much at all, and it’s really difficult. Anything helps, and to do this is uplifting.”
Another resident told reporters that Carmelo’s assistance was a blessing:
“This a blessing because I have nothing,” he said after receiving a box of food and housing supplies from Carmelo Anthony. “I have no power, no heat and I was running out of clean clothes. This is a great relief.:
Jessica Biel, Timberlake and Timbaland spent almost four hours in the Rockaways in Queens, N.Y. yesterday (Nov. 10). The pair helped distribute blankets, backpacks, bedding and more during their charitable excursion. Timberlake also provided comic relief, joking around with residents and trying to make their hearts a little lighter following the devastation that the super storm left behind.
All three stayed until their truck full of supplies was completely empty, and Biel even helped to break down empty cardboard boxes once all the supplies were given out. More important than the goods that were distributed were the smiles that Biel and Timberlake brought to the victims. One witness tweeted, “Shout out to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel for serving along side of us in Rockaway and giving the kids something to talk about besides Sandy.”
Bravo to the stars for giving back to those in need! That’s GOOD In Hollywood!
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