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Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeast and relief from the Roanoke Valley is still making its way to that region.

Elena De Rosa, a Brooklyn native who moved to Roanoke County, is also a writer.

States away from the devastation Elena looked for ways to help and found her answer on Facebook - Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery.

It's a group donating books to restock library shelves in New Jersey and New York.     

"There's not a whole lot you can do, you can send checks, and if I was living there I would be helping out with the repair and rebuilding, so when this came out right away I thought this was a great opportunity to do something like this," Elena said.   

The group is primarily looking for children's books, but Elena offered to donate a novel she wrote – Fractured facade.

So far, the group has collected more than 1,200 books from nearly 200 authors worldwide.

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