|Sent on:||Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:48 PM|
On Nov 4,[masked]:40 AM, "carmen mauk" <[address removed]> wrote:
> BWB volunteers have been closely watching the relief efforts on the East
> Coast following
> the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Our hearts go out to those who
> are suffering
> in the aftermath of the storm. With millions of people affected by Sandy
> and with so many
> people without flood insurance, the recovery effort will be challenging
> and lengthy.
> BWB will be deploying an assessment team to New Jersey tomorrow, led by
> BWB Co-founder
> and Director of Operations for Katrina, Richard Scott. During the 8 months
> BWB was deployed on the
> Gulf Coast in the wake of Katrina, Richard's incredible heavy machinery
> skills enabled BWB to
> gift over $1million worth of debris removal to the region. When Hurricane
> Ike struck three years later,
> Richard was there to remove destroyed houses, so that those affected could
> quickly recover and move
> forward with their lives.
> Next week, Richard will be meeting with our local contacts in New Jersey
> to tour affected areas
> that are not receiving relief assistance. BWB's mission is to fill in the
> gaps of the major recovery effort,
> and we will be looking for the most effective way to accomplish this goal.
> Richard is currently in contact with heavy machinery companies who have
> donated machines to BWB
> in the past. We are also looking into possibly creating a base of
> operations in New Jersey for a larger volunteer deployment.
> We will be providing updates to this list as they become available.*
> You can also keep up with updates on the BWB Facebook Page:
> *How can you help? *
> 1. BWB is currently seeking introductions to equipment rental companies
> that would like to support our efforts.
> 2. We are seeking a community center or public space in New Jersey to set
> up a base of operations for a potential volunteer deployment.
> 3. Do you have information about communities that are hard hit but
> receiving little help? We want to know about them.
> E-mail *[address removed]* with any information you
> have that can support the relief effort.
> You can donate to the BWB relief effort by clicking clicking on the link
> Thank You!
> Carmen Mauk
> Executive Director
> Burners Without Borders
> bwb-announce mailing list
> [address removed]
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