2014-04-04 / Community

Red CrossVolunteers Rebuild



Nearly 75 American Red Cross volunteers spent Saturday, March 29, painting, taping, sanding and installing flooring in Sandy-damaged homes across New York, including Rockaway, as part of a Red Cross Month Sandy Rebuild effort. The Red Cross volunteers teamed up with six Red Cross grantee partners in Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island, including Friends of Rockaway. All of the Red Cross partner organizations that participated in the rebuild have previously received Sandy grant funding from the Red Cross to help rebuild homes damaged by the storm. For instance, Friends of Rockaway was given $721,550 to hire local, skilled labor including plumbers, electricians, carpenters and handy men to help rebuild 90 homes around the peninsula. “This has been an amazing effort,” Josh Lockwood, Greater New York Red Cross CEO said. “I am so proud of our volunteers who have taken time away from their families to come out and help our neighbors who have not yet recovered from Sandy. “The Red Cross will continue to assist the local organizations as the needed recovery work persists.” Nearly 75 American Red Cross volunteers spent Saturday, March 29, painting, taping, sanding and installing flooring in Sandy-damaged homes across New York, including Rockaway, as part of a Red Cross Month Sandy Rebuild effort. The Red Cross volunteers teamed up with six Red Cross grantee partners in Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island, including Friends of Rockaway. All of the Red Cross partner organizations that participated in the rebuild have previously received Sandy grant funding from the Red Cross to help rebuild homes damaged by the storm. For instance, Friends of Rockaway was given $721,550 to hire local, skilled labor including plumbers, electricians, carpenters and handy men to help rebuild 90 homes around the peninsula. “This has been an amazing effort,” Josh Lockwood, Greater New York Red Cross CEO said. “I am so proud of our volunteers who have taken time away from their families to come out and help our neighbors who have not yet recovered from Sandy. “The Red Cross will continue to assist the local organizations as the needed recovery work persists.”

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