Community rallies to help local who lost family to Sandy - WKRN News 2

Community rallies to help local who lost family to Sandy

Jo Ann Moyer, her parents and younger sister. Jo Ann Moyer, her parents and younger sister.

The Nashville community is pulling together to help a local cook who lost two family members to Hurricane Sandy.

Nashville resident Jo Ann Moyer works at Firefly Grille in Green Hills.  Her family's home in Staten Island was washed off it's foundation during the storm.

Moyer's colleague Kristen Gregory has been in close contact with her since the tragedy.

"Their house is gone, it's decimated, there is only steps left," Gregory told Nashville's News 2.

The Dresch family decided to ride the storm out, after their home was looted during the last evacuation.  It took Moyer's father and 13-year-old sister with it.

Her mother was found hours later.  Family members say it's a miracle she survived.

"I don't think anyone can fathom the great loss and I've been in touch with Jo Ann this whole time and I can't tell you how sad it is and how sad she is and her family," Gregory continued.

Firefly Grille, along with several other local establishments, is donating time, food and drinks for a benefit show Sunday night at the Greenhouse.

"So she can help her mom rebuild her life out there and the fact that Jo Ann and her husband have missed three weeks of work," Gregory explained.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.  It's free to get in and all sales and tips will go to help the family.

More than a half dozen bands will play and there will also be a silent auction.

Visit to read more or to further help the Moyer and Dresch families.

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