Hamptons Hurricane Relief Fund Co-Founder Picked as Patch's Greatest Person of 2012

Readers choose Kym Smith, of East Quogue, for her dedication to helping the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Patch readers have spoken, naming Kym Smith, of East Quogue, as Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch's Person of the Year for 2012.

Smith is the co-founder of The Hamptons Hurricane Relief Fund, which was created after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the area. With so many people left in need, Smith worked to collect donations filling trucks with food, clothing, cleaning supplies and construction materials to hard hit areas. The group continues to help as noted on its Facebook page.

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  • Sandy Relief Group Aiding Victims Any Way It Can

Also, let's give a shout out to Anthony Galgano, a World War II army veteran from Hampton Bays and Edward Thompson, a member of the Hampton Bays Fire Department. They followed Smith closely in the voting.

Please congratulate Kym Smith. Leave a comment below.

Diane Roper O'Brien January 11, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved!
Cindy Roesler Ahmed January 11, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Congratulations!!! :)
Lorraine Melnick January 11, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Wow Kym, that's great - CONGRATULATIONS! I must confess I voted for Romi. At the time I didn't know you & weren't aware you were nominated. But after meeting you I felt strongly that you & Romi both deserved the honor. The two of you are admirable, very special & dedicated ladies.
Patty Bryant January 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Congratulations Kym... what a wonderful, giving person you are! We are so very proud of you and your commitment to your community.
joe hampton January 12, 2013 at 01:47 AM


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