About Project Staten Island: Rebuild
On November 8, 2012, All Hands Volunteers launched Project Staten Island in response to the prolific damages incurred from Superstorm Sandy. When tornadoes struck Moore, Oklahoma six months later, we put our efforts in Staten Island on pause in order to be of assistance to those in immediate need.
It’s been almost a year and a half since Superstorm Sandy struck the east coast and it’s daunting how much still remains to be done in New York. Hundreds of homes on Staten Island sit empty and unlivable, with thousands of residents still in need of assistance. As a result, All Hands Volunteers has decided to resume in earnest our efforts on Staten Island.
In November 2013, we launched our Home Repair Program in coordination with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the St. Bernard Project, to address the needs of those residents still unable to move back into their homes. While we still will be doing some gutting and demolition, the majority of our work will focus on rebuilding the areas of homes that were gutted due to flood damage. Trained Supervisors will lead volunteers in a variety of repair phases, including framing and decking floor systems, insulating, and hanging drywall, to name a few.
Our efforts are focused on the East Shore neighborhoods of Midland Beach, New Dorp Beach, and Oakwood, with the possibility to extend our reach as the program develops.
With only one bridge and a ferry connecting it to the rest of New York City, Staten Island can seem isolated and remote. It is known to many New Yorkers as the forgotten borough – but not to All Hands. To the residents of Staten Island, we say: “You are not on your own.”
We invite you to join us in our efforts to move residents of Staten Island back into their homes.
We will be accepting volunteers through September 3oth 2014 on Project Staten Island. To volunteer, APPLY HERE.
If you are unable to volunteer at this time but would like to support our Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, please consider making a donation. Your contributions will go towards tools and equipment, fuel, transportation and other operational support.
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|Location:||Staten Island, NY|
|Disaster Type:||Superstorm Sandy|
|Disaster Date:||October 29, 2012|
|Project Start:||November 8, 2012|
|Project Director:||Paul Raddant|
|Partners:||Tunnel To Towers|