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More than than 1,000 volunteers turned out to clean up in “A Day of Action for New York" on Nov. 18 focused on the Rockaways in Queens.
Superstorm Sandy proved a triple threat to the Rockaways, with wind, fire, and floods making many homes inhabitable. Home owners are still struggling to save their properties and clear away the debris.
Organized by the the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), more than 500 volunteers helped clear debris with Team Rubicon, an organization that provides volunteer opportunities for military veterans and their families.
Other remaining volunteers, in coordination with NYC Service and New York Cares, worked at the Key Foods and St. Francis Church distribution sites to hand out emergency supplies and canvass door-to-door to provide crucial information to residents.
“The impact of Hurricane Sandy has devastated families and communities along the East Coast, including many right here in New York City,” said Chelsea Clinton today. “Yesterday, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative were able to bring people and organizations together for a Day of Action for New York to aid in recovery efforts. By working with friends, partners, and local community members, we were proud to be able to make a small but meaningful difference in an area hard hit by Sandy.”
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Team Rubicon (TR) offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves.