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Several Giants players and their families were forced out of their homes by the storm. Punter Steve Weatherford, wife Laura and their three children, including a newborn, stayed at the home of placekicker Lawrence Tynes and his family. Guard Kevin Boothe, his wife Rosalie and their two young children did not lose power in their home and hosted tight end Martellus Bennett and his wife, Siggi.
"I think everybody just kind of texted one another to make sure everyone was OK," Boothe said. "We were able to help Martellus and his wife out last night. So that's why we're here, that's why we're teammates. It was great.
"My son (2-year-old Dante) loves him. I think he thought Martellus was there solely to play with him, so they had a great time. They were painting and doing a whole bunch of other things."
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw believes the Giants can help lift spirits during the recovery, similar to the way sports played a healing role after the terrorist attacks in 2001, when every game the following weekend was not played.
"We're taking care of each other," Bradshaw said. "Hopefully, we can take care of New York and it will be a good Sunday for everybody. We need to get everybody through this storm, this weather and everything else; get through this month and get back to normal. Hopefully, our wins and our success helps.
"We feel like we can spark New York. Just what we do, what we've done, I think we can also help everybody in New York and New Jersey that's going through this."
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