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.