A New York drug dealer is "giving back" to the community, donating the proceeds of his sales to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
A Brooklyn drug dealer has donated half of his proceeds made over the course of two days last week to Hurricane Sandy victims in the Rockaway, N.Y. community. He has named his "outreach project" Nuggets for the Needy.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the dealer told the Huffington Post:
“Look, there are probably some people down there who want some marijuana — but that’s not going to clothe and feed them. So in order for me to help, I needed to turn what I do into something concrete that I could give to them.”
According to a Current report, the dealer, who describes himself as college-educated, saw the amount of devastation the Breezy Point community received and wanted to do something to help victims of the storm. After telling his "clients' on Monday that half of the proceeds of all sales would go to hurricane victims, the calls started pouring in.
The dealer admits that he has made extra money for himself as well, but the Huffington Post confirmed that he has already bought 70 blankets. Those blankets could come in handy if the nor'ester predicted to hit the area next week maintains it's current path. He has also donated approximately $700.
Nuggets for the Needy is not the only outreach the dealer is doing to help victims of Sandy. He has also been trudging through snow, rain and flood waters, transporting relief goods to those in need.
The New York Daily News quotes him as saying:
“I'm not doing what I do in order to get rich or create some super marijuana empire. I'm trying to help, and this is my job."