On Saturday, April 5th, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from New Jersey and New York joined efforts to help Staten Island residents repair and rebuild their homes.
18 RPCVs worked at four different houses, installing drywall, mudding and taping, and framing. On-site training was provided to ensure quality work.
Thank you to all of the volunteers and to World Cares and All Hands Volunteers for providing the supplies and training!
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Attention all NJ RPCVs!
This year’s Jersey Cares Day is Saturday, May 3rd.
Jersey Cares Day is a day of true partnership and community building as 2,500 volunteers from all over New Jersey unite for the common goal of revitalizing and beautifying communities in 16 New Jersey counties (Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.)
Calling all RPCV’s with the volunteer spirit! Come help a Staten Island resident get their home back!
Join fellow NJ and NY RPCVs on April 5th from 9am-4pm!
Volunteers will work on homes affected by Superstorm Sandy, on Staten Island by completing deconstruction, mold remediation, or rebuild projects.
Thousands of homes across New York City that were damaged by floodwater or winds from Sandy are still in need of repairs and World Cares Center (WCC) is working with volunteers and partners to ensure that there are no survivors that fall through the cracks. WCC provides comprehensive safety training, worksite orientation, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a T-Shirt and a bottle of water to all volunteers.
If you would like to participate please register at this website: http://worldcares.org/content/get-involved/disaster-volunteer-application Put “RPCV SI” in the comment box so you will be included in our group.
*Please register ASAP in order for the coordinators to get an accurate count. More information will follow after you register.*
If you have any questions or are interested in carpooling to Staten Island please email firstname.lastname@example.org