The rebuilding of the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy has just begun. In the first days after the storm R&R began the process by pumping, mucking, and gutting flood-affected homes and continued to assist residents with free mold remediation. R&R has logged well over 40,000 volunteer work hours and has worked on over 400 homes, as well as churches and community centers. To date, we have provided more than $800,000 in free services to Rockaway residents still recovering from the storm.
Throughout this process we have partnered with Occupy Sandy, working together to make the values of mutual aid a reality in our recovery work, and sharing strengths and resources to increase our impact.
Today, we are linking community members who have received insufficient assistance to rebuild with resources available through various non-profits and community based organizations, and in the months ahead as mold ceases to be an imminent threat, we are taking a hands-on role in getting residents back home safely.