In December, we brought you the story of a local resident who pitched in on a campaign by the group Sandy Help LB to bring Christmas cheer to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach. Now, Tracey Bogush reports back on the results: "For Operation Sandy Claus we managed to collect 395 stuffed to the MAX stockings and $450 in gift cards," she wrote in an email to Patch. "We had donations sent from Queens and as far as California. ... Cannot tell you how happy, thrilled and grateful they were for all the donations!"