Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, walks down a street lined with furniture and other belongings after speaking Sunday with a family on Staten Island whose house was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, carrying backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to the hard-hit island to help people in neighborhoods. (Associated Press)

Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, walks down a street lined with furniture and other belongings after speaking Sunday with a family on Staten Island whose house was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, carrying backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to the hard-hit island to help people in neighborhoods. (Associated Press)