Rochester, N.Y. - Firefighters say it was tough to see people whose lives were so devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Twenty firefighters from local departments provided emergency services and emotional support to victims in Island Park.
Bud Phillips, from the Greece Ridge Fire Department, says he was touched by one little girl whose family lost everything. Her name was Grace and he says she was heartbroken when he left. "I reassured her everything would be okay and to keep her head up."
Jim Thayer from the Webster Fire Department says: "Everything you take for granted, just wasn't there."
The firefighters filled in for members of the fire department whose own homes were destroyed by the hurricane.
Though they stayed only 72 hours, they cannot forget the people they met, the lives they touched and the thanks people there offered them.
Rob Boutillier of the Webster Fire Department said: "We received help during the Ice Storm in 1991, and it was nice to be able to give back."