A Staten Island Girl Scout was honored Friday for lending a helping hand to friends affected by Hurricane Sandy.
17-year-old Hayley Rosenfeld decided to help her fellow scouts who were displaced by the storm.
Many of them have special needs and lost wheelchairs and specialized strollers.
Rosenfeld got donations to replace the equipment and threw a holiday party for her troop.
She also hosted a toy drive and distributed the toys to her fellow scouts and their siblings.
For her work, she was awarded the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts.
"It's basically what a girl scout does," she said. "You always have a helping hand."
The Gold Award is the highest award given by the organization.