In a clip video uploaded onto YouTube, “Boardwalk Empire” star Steve Buscemi makes a solid case for why you should donate to the organization Friends of Firefighters. The nonprofit, set up by his friend Nancy Carbone during the aftermath of 9/11, aims to “provide long-term support and services through confidential counseling, wellness services, and other assistance required by firefighters and their families,” according to their mission statement. Buscemi stresses that they are in need of our support more than ever following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. And as it turns out, the actor has an especially close tie to the cause: he reveals in the video that he worked as a firefighter in the ’80s.
If you’re looking for another way to give back to those affected by Sandy and happen to live in New York, head to the Landmark Sunshine Theater in Lower Manhattan this weekend for their Friday and Saturday night showings of “The Miami Connection” and “Hackers.” Sunshine will donate all proceeds from the midnight screenings to New York Cares’ hurricane relief efforts.
Watch Buscemi’s video below: