Six months in: R&R in the news and an Internship Opportunity!

The last six months have flown by in a flurry of work that simultaneously hasn’t seemed like work but somehow still leads to weeks upon weeks of some seriously long days. As the half year anniversary nears, we want to update you on some important goings on in the R&R world.

First of all, some troubling news, for those of you who haven’t heard it yet. In the early morning of April 2, a driver lost control of his Land Rover SUV while traveling down Beach channel Drive, and collided with the wall of Arverne by the Bay Community Center, otherwise known as our Headquarters. Here was the view from the scene shortly after we got there:

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The crash and the consequent costly rebuilding that will ensue will be a setback, but of course we’ll stay true to our name and rebuild. We had made quite a bit of progress rebuilding the Pilgrim Church of Arverne and Arverne by the Bay Community Center and now there’s a great deal we’ll have to start over. If you know anyone who may be interested in helping rebuild, get in touch! In case you missed the news coverage of the incident, you can see one of the breaking news reports from Eyewitness News here.

In better news, Idealist.org recently featured Terri and Shanna on their blog and we’re pretty happy with the results! Always happy to get a little good press. Check it out here.

Internship Opportunity
As the good weather picks up and R&R moves full speed ahead into the summer, we’re expecting a great volunteer turnout and lots of work to do to help the Rockaways rebuild after Sandy. We’re looking for people who want to make a commitment to being part of the field team as awesome team leaders. If you or someone you know is interested in joining us for all or part of the summer, check out this link and get in touch!

Intern with Respond & Rebuild