YOU DID IT!
Wow! You did it! 418 of you joined in the #nycvolunteerathon effort. You got up early, traveled to the far corners of the city, put on your work gloves, and got to it. We were blown away by everybody’s commitment, hard work, respect and attitude. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
WHAT YOU DID //
Here’s a quick run down of where we were and what we were up to:
STATEN ISLAND – Volunteers worked with a community-organized effort to clean out flooded homes.
ROCKAWAY – Volunteers teamed up with a local effort to sort and manage donated goods and also clean out affected homes.
BROWER PARK – Volunteers worked with Friends of Brower Park to haul downed trees, rake debris, and make the park safe for play again.
ARVERNE – Volunteers joined NY Communities for Change to do door-to-door assessments in the Rockaways.
STUY TOWN – Volunteers helped the Tenant’s Association to climb up and down high rises to asses and deliver supplies to the elderly and those in need.
FRONT STREET – Volunteers pitched in with local business owners to gut their shops/restaurants and salvage inventory.
Many of you also connected to additional volunteer opportunities, contributed much-needed donations, lent your vehicles to the effort, and found other creative ways to support today’s Sandy relief effort.
WHAT’S NEXT //
#nycvolunteeraton was set up as a one-day event; we hope you take your experiences and newfound connections and keep supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery in the weeks to come. We’re collecting feedback/ideas for next steps through this survey (only 3 questions). CLICK HERE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.
We’ll follow up soon with tips on how people can stay involved.In the meantime, please share you stories and feedback with the hashtag #nycvolunteerathon. Thanks again. All of your work and commitment has made us so proud to be a New Yorker. Cheers!