Cory Booker, Newark's Mayor, Is Helping Sandy Victims – via Twitter
10/31/2012 AT 01:50 PM EDT
As the death toll for Hurricane Sandy rises to 59, according to the New York Times, the politician, 43, is taking action on the streets – often in response to the pleas he receives in 140 characters of less.
Now, as 2.38 million people in New Jersey are still left without electricity, reports the Star-Ledger, he's once again emerging as a hometown hero. It was just this April, after all, that he rescued his neighbor from her burning home.
Follow Booker's relief efforts here, and track those he's already helped, including an elderly woman who was inside her house when a tree fell on top of it.