Chelsea Clinton Leads Rockaway Day Of Action
In the days after Hurricane Sandy, former president Bill Clinton was in Rockaway and other places, comforting those who had been hardest hit.
On Saturday, October 26th, the Clinton Foundation, which he founded, hosted volunteers from such places as Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts who came together to help areas still recovering from superstorm Sandy. Among those areas was Far Rockaway and leading the effort was vice chair of the foundation and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.
This was the second Day of Action by the foundation related to Sandy recovery. The first took place last November following the storm.
Clinton joined volunteers at they cleaned up the Beach 30th Street Park and dug up dead trees that needed to be removed.
Clinton also represented the foundation, as they and their project partners the St. Bernard Project and the Lyons family symbolically ‘broke ground’ on the first resilient house to be built on Beach 46th Street. Together they ceremonially hammered nails into a wall, signally the start of the longer term project. Clinton said, “It’s not just people here in this neighborhood, but it is people in Joplin and along the Gulf Coast who probably will see a lot more bad weather in the years to come. (They) deserve to live in resilient homes that are full of dignity for the people who live in them today and the generations that will live in them in the future.”