Here is the email with the particulars.
Chelsea Clinton, hundreds of volunteers come together for second ‘Day of Action’ in communities recovering from Hurricane SandyNew York, NYPress ReleaseNEW YORK, NY - On Saturday, October 26, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation will bring together hundreds of volunteers for a second Sandy-related “Day of Action,” an effort to aid communities that are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. This is the fifth “Day of Action” overall which has mobilized thousands of volunteers across the country to give back to their respective communities.
The Clinton Foundation, with NYC Parks and Recreation, NYC Service, and St. Bernard Project, will mobilize hundreds of volunteers for a day of service
Led by Chelsea Clinton, volunteers will participate in multiple service projects throughout Rockaway, Queens and Staten Island rebuilding houses, cleaning and updating public parks, conducting conservation activities, a school beautification project, and more. This is the second Sandy-related “Day of Action,” recognizing that effective disaster response involves a multi-year effort that addresses long-term challenges faced by impacted communities. Projects will take place at Brookville Park, Rockaway Park, PS 197 and homes in Far Rockaway.
At approximately 1:15 PM, Chelsea Clinton will join St. Bernard Project (SBP), along with its project partners, to break ground on the future site of the first “Resilient House” – the “Designing Recovery” competition’s winning design, selected for New York. This project was first announced as a CGI America Commitment to Action. Designed by Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building, the “Resilient House” was modeled to be energy efficient, cost effective, and able to withstand future disasters. Chelsea will join future home-owners, the Lyons family, to break ground on their new home and offer remarks.
Since the first “Day of Action” in New York for Hurricane sandy Relief last November, Chelsea has continued to lead the Day of Action program with additional service days in the New York tri-state area, St. Louis and Chicago.
Learn more or sign up to volunteer here: clintonfoundation.org/NYCDayofAction. Follow the Day of Action on social media at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation, Twitter @ClintonFdn, Instagram.com/ClintonFoundation, and join the conversation with the hashtag #DayofAction.
Last November, in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, we mobilized 1,000 volunteers to help clean up homes and businesses that had been impacted and to distribute supplies in the Far Rockaways. While much progress has been made since then, there’s still work to be done to help communities recover. On October 26, Chelsea Clinton will lead our second Day of Action for New York City to continue our commitment in helping families, businesses, and communities recover in Queens and Staten Island.
Will you sign up to volunteer with us in New York City on Saturday, October 26 from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.?
We will be joining St. Bernard’s Project, NYC Service, and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation at several sites in Queens and Staten Island.
Transportation will be provided to the project sites from New York University at Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South between LaGuardia Place and University Place.) Please arrive by 8 a.m. The buses will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m.
We plan on departing project sites at approximately 2:30 p.m. and returning to New York University by 4:00 p.m.
A light breakfast, lunch, and water will be provided. We suggest that you bring snacks and extra water.
What to Wear
What to Bring
- Warm clothes that can get dirty.
- Comfortable, waterproof, and warm footwear.
- All volunteers will be given a t-shirt to wear during the event.
As we’ve seen through our work at the Clinton Foundation, we can make a greater impact when we work together – more than any individual or group can do on its own. By volunteering with us, you can help improve the lives of New Yorkers and remind those hurt by Hurricane Sandy that their needs are not forgotten.
- You may want to bring rain gear and/or a small backpack to carry with you throughout the day.
- Gloves, face masks, and clear eye protection for volunteers working on debris removal and park clean-up will be provided. You may bring your own masks, gloves, and eye protection if you wish.
- We recommend leaving valuables and items that can be damaged at home.
Please join us in helping New York City communities rebuild.
We hope to see you on Saturday!
The Clinton Foundation