Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Work & Relief Efforts (Staten Island Cleanup)

  • November 15, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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I've always believed in "Paying It Forward" and I know there are a lot of people in our group that want to do volunteer work assisting in the hurricane recovery and just want to know how... So to help spread the word and to assist others in connecting with each other to coordinate volunteer work on a regular basis, I decided to use the website to post regular volunteer events as a means to connect with fellow HOAGIES that are itching to do so.

The recovery will take a long time, so any help you can offer I'm sure will be appreciated by all. Are you able to assist in hurricane cleanup? Volunteer your nursing skills? Want to try hosting a volunteer event with some friends in your area? Staten Island is one of the most hard hit areas in NYC, so we will be teaming up with...

We will be doing clean up crew work so its going to be hard work. If you want a workout, and want to do some rewarding volunteer work with some cool people, I'd suggest coming!

For more information on our past volunteer event please read a members blog for a first hand account...

http://thekristyproject.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/relief-for-the-rockaways/

REBUILD STATEN ISLAND THURSDAY MEGA CLEANUP

Since we might have a large group, I'm hoping to head to this location and help clean up different areas with work crews. We will be going to some of the hardest hit properties to assist with demolition, hauling, bagging garbage, mopping, scrubbing mildew, re-packing belongings, and similar tasks. Please park in the giant parking lot at New Dorp Lane and Mill Rd.

After our experience with Rockaways, we found out that most of these areas are in dire need of cleaning supplies and tools to help with cleanup. We should try to bring our own cleaning supplies, tools, equipment or whatever might be necessary and consider possibly donating them after if possible. Please park in the giant parking lot at New Dorp Lane and Mill Rd.

  • Location: Rebuild Staten Island 780 Olympia Blvd.
  • Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Please arrive no later than 2pm
  • Please wear: warm winter outer clothes, work boots, heavy work gloves
  • Please bring for yourself: your own lunch, snacks, water.
  • Please bring for the day: N95 masks, hammers, shovels, mops,buckets, bleach, contractor trash bags, demo pry bar, utility knives, industrial push brooms, flashlight w/ batteries
  • Also, if you have: chainsaw, cordless drill, cordless saw, etc.
  • Please do NOT bring: anything of value, anything you don't want to get wet, big cameras.
  • Please put your name large/clearly on all gear you wish to take home with you. Consider leaving gear in the community if possible.
  • If you have organizing or skilled construction trades, please let us/onsite folks know
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Public Transportation: From Manhattan we recommend taking the Staten Island Ferry at either 7 am or 730 am and from there taking the S78 bus down Hylan Blvd to Slater Blvd. and walking down three blocks to Olympia Blvd.

General Volunteer Info:

  • Contact me if you would like to host a specific volunteer event through the website and gather a few troops and go as a group. I can make you a host and it will allow you to easier coordinate travel, time to meet, etc.
  • If you see any volunteer work opportunities I might have missed or need to update on this recurring event, please feel free to contact me.
  • Coastal areas in Breezy Point, Coney Island, Staten Island, Far Rockaway, LI and NJ were hard hit, so if you know of any volunteer opportunities in those areas, spread the word!

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  • A. J.

    Ginnet, Carlos and Anna...thanks again for your time and effort today, it was much appreciated.

    November 15, 2012

  • Ginnet

    We were a small group but did hard work, thanks to Carlos and Alan for your help and time. We were turned out at the first location, then we drive and stop by 628 Midland Avenue and help a small organization sort through donations; then we went to join Alan's suggested place and volunteer few hours.

    November 15, 2012

  • Ginnet

    I will bring some tools, hammer, small shovel, a bucket, Ikea bags, etc.

    November 13, 2012

    • Ginnet

      Hi Greg, no problem.

      November 15, 2012

    • Carlos

      Ginnet, send me your # so I can find u guys. I think u have mine already. Text me when ur almost there

      November 15, 2012

  • A. J.

    Hi all, I've been asked to lead a work crew for Guyon Rescue, located a few blocks away at the V.F.W. at 575 Mill Rd. Once I get everyone situated, I'll head over to Olympia. Should be there by noon. If anyone wants to join me early morning at Guyon, give me a call at[masked]-1033. See you tomorrow.

    November 15, 2012

    • Ginnet

      Ok, I sent you my phone #, good luck

      November 15, 2012

  • Carlos

    What tools are folks bringing? I can bring a few for others but need them back cuz tools ain't cheap. Nah mean?

    November 13, 2012

    • Manny

      The N95 masks are a must. I wore mines all the time while working, you don't want to breath that stuff in.

      November 13, 2012

    • A. J.

      Agreed, try to bring a mask and work gloves in case they're running low. N95 masks are not expensive, Moldex brand are good, affordable. We can buy a few boxes as a group and donate the remainder. A box of ten runs about $20.

      November 14, 2012

  • Carlos

    I'll bring the all important brandy ;^P It's getting cold and we need to stay warm. Stop by my place after for some heat and drinks.

    November 14, 2012

  • Ginnet

    I have room in my car. will pickup at Neptune Diner in Astoria,

    November 13, 2012

    • Manny

      Hi Kim, you don't necessarily have to bring tools to be useful, just bring yourself! You can always borrow them or find something else to do. Some people from my group did last weekend just ended up cleaning up and picking stuff up to help.

      November 13, 2012

  • A. J.

    Pres. Obama is scheduled to visit the area Thurs. morning, there may be some detours, give me a call if you need direction.

    November 13, 2012

    • Ginnet

      Hi Alan, thanks for posting and updating, Sure will do

      November 13, 2012

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