More details about SBP’s work in New York and New Jersey is forthcoming. Please stay tuned!
In response to the Presidential call to service in honor of Martin Luther King Day, St. Bernard Project will host a three-day disaster recovery weekend in New York City and Long Island, NY to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy; and a series of 24-hour builds in Joplin, MO, and New Orleans. Volunteers will work on houses from Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21, 2013.
Make a day off a day on. Help our clients move home when home matters most. Check out what activities we have planned in your region and register below.
Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, SBP continues to rebuild homes for homeowners who did everything right, but cannot get back on their feet without your help. Be the difference between a homeowner living in a gutted home or trailer, and living in the comforts of the home they owned before Katrina. Volunteer opportunities are available on Saturday from 8-5. On Sunday, SBP will kickoff a 24-hour build at 5PM! The graveyard shift has never been so rewarding.
SBP’s first affiliate is Rebuild Joplin, an organization dedicating to rebuilding the city that lost 7,000 homes to the May 22, 2011 tornado. Support Rebuild Joplin’s efforts by volunteering during a 24-hour build starting at 12:01AM Monday!
SBP’s mission is to ensure disaster-impacted communities have a providing prompt, efficient and predictable path to recovery. Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the New York region is significant and the situation is dire. SBP believes that community is not defined by proximity, so we are launching our first volunteer opportunity in honor of Martin Luther King on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (January 19-21)! The scope of work includes gutting, mucking and mold remediation. Sign up to volunteer in one of three locations:
The Rockaways – Meet at 7:30AM (location TBD). From there, you will be dispatched to muck/gut a home in the Rockaways or Sheepshead Bay. Capacity – 75 people per day
Staten Island – Our partner, Tunnel 2 Towers, will host SBP volunteers throughout the weekend. Meet at 9 AM (location TBD). NYC Firefighters will supervise the labor to ensure your time is optimized. Capacity – 50 people per day
Long Island (Long Beach) – Meet at 7:30AM (location TBD). Volunteers will be rebuilding a home! Capacity – Space is limited to 10 volunteers on Sunday and Monday.
Special note about volunteering in all locations: Please wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Volunteers must be 18 or older in New York. All volunteers must register before Thursday January 17, 3PM EST. Space is limited to scope of work. Volunteers are not guaranteed a spot to volunteer until they have received a confirmation email (expect this on Thursday). All meeting locations will be determined soon. Please send questions to Adrian Cohn.
Sponsorship opportunities: For the MLK Day of Service, SBP is seeking community-minded sponsors to support our efforts. Funds raised through sponsors will cover costs of building materials and supplies. MTV is a promotional sponsor of the MLK Day of Service Builds, and will provide online coverage of SBP’s builds in New York, Long Island, and New Orleans. Please contact Ann Williams to sponsor SBP’s MLK Day of Service.