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Camarillo teen does her part to help East Coast storm victims

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Rachel Dobrin, 16, created and spearheaded an effort she dubbed One Shore Helping Another and collected donations to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Her parents Lori and Joel Dobrin assist her in packaging about 40 boxes to be shipped out. © Chuck Kirman/VC Star

Like many people around the country, 16-year-old Rachel Dobrin of Camarillo saw the massive devastation on television caused by superstorm Sandy and couldn’t believe her eyes.

Driving the images closer to home was the fact that her dad, Joel Dobrin, grew up in a Jersey shore beach community near the city of Long Branch that was inundated with water on Oct. 29, and his parents still live there.

Rachel Dobrin, a junior at Rio Mesa High School, was prompted to take action.

“I wanted to help the people. One day we were all watching it on the news, and it almost wasn’t real to him,” she said. “He saw all these places he went during his childhood and they were all destroyed.”

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