National Grid Vols Work to Preserve Rockaway's Beaches
Fifty volunteers from National Grid descended on Rockaway Beach last Friday to clean up the beachfront as part of the company's 'Project: Preservation of the Rockaway Beaches.' The cleanup on May 8 began on Beach 26 Street ended on Beach 17 Street as debris, general trash and weeds were removed from the area.
"This is a reflection of our community commitment as a company," said Joseph Rende, National Grid's vice president for Energy Solution Services, during a welcoming ceremony prior to the cleanup. He added that the cleanup in Rockaway, which was being repeated in more than 400 other regions the company serves, was part of a kickoff for a new program of volunteerism at National Grid.
Assemblywomen Audrey Pheffer and Michele Titus along with RDRC's Linda Plummer, Kevin Alexander and Valerie West lent their support to the event.