21 November 2012

Something To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

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If you'd like to join in with The Mormon Helping Hands this Friday, Saturday or Sunday, volunteers will be going out in force to help with storm relief and clean up efforts in Staten Island and Coney Island.  It's a super organized effort.  After going out there every weekend, I can tell you that it makes a HUGE difference to be with a group.  I can't even imagine showing up at a home with 1 or 2 or even 4 people.  The tasks are just too huge.  There is nothing like 10-20-30 people per house working to get stuff done.  It's an experience you will never forget!!  Tasks will include removing damaged property and damaged sheetrock/carpet, water removal, cleaning houses, etc., depending on the requested help.  All are welcome.  All hands are needed.  Danny and I will be going to Coney Island on Saturday.


Storm Relief and Clean-up on Friday (1 location only this day):

Where to Meet: Command Center at the Bensonhurst Mormon Chapel (2455 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214) - accessible by Subway.
When: Friday, 11/23.  Arrive between 8:30-10 am to receive safety instructions and an assignment in the Coney Island/Gerritsen Beach neighborhoods. Work in the field will end at 4:00 pm.
Transportation: Volunteers will need to organize their own transportation to the site as the Command Center will not be providing that assistance this day.
Who: Any volunteer aged 16 and older
What To Do: Simply show up at the above location.
Details: Volunteers will be organized into work teams, receive instructions, and go to assigned areas. Please wear appropriate work attire (work boots if you have them) and bring sufficient food and water (e.g. sack lunch) for yourself for the entire day. Please bring any tools or equipment you have that would be helpful (work gloves are a must! - preferably with rubber liners, face mask, eye protection, crowbars, hammers, large garbage bags, cleaning supplies, etc.) There will also be some work supplies provided at each meeting location, in addition to a yellow vest - which is important for safety and group purposes out in the field.

Storm Relief and Clean-up on Saturday & Sunday (2 locations each day):

Where to meet: Command Centers at the Staten Island Mormon Chapel (913 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY) -OR- the Bensonhurst Mormon Chapel (2455 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214) - accessible by Subway.
When: Saturday, 11/24 and Sunday, 11/25.  Arrive at 8:30 am for instructions & service assignments in the field.  There will also be an abbreviated spiritual service on Sunday morning, which is optional.  Work in the field will end at 4:00 pm.
Who: Any volunteer aged 16 and older
What To Do: Simply show up at the above location.
Details: Volunteers will be organized into work teams, receive instructions, and go to assigned areas. Please wear appropriate work attire (work boots if you have them) and bring sufficient food and water (e.g. sack lunch) for yourself for the entire day. Please bring any tools or equipment you have that would be helpful (work gloves are a must! - preferably with rubber liners, face mask, eye protection, crowbars, hammers, large garbage bags, cleaning supplies, etc.)  There will also be some work supplies provided at each meeting location, in addition to a yellow vest - which is important for safety and group purposes out in the field.

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Danny and Mara- I am coming up with a bunch of YSAs from DC this weekend! I'll be working all day on Saturday. What a wonderful opportunity to give thanks and give back during this holiday. I'm so excited to be a part of the Mormon Helping Hands group!

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  2. My ward was in the Rockaways last Sunday. I felt blessed to help out. There is so much work to be done. The families we helped were so apprecative.

    Thanks for sharing this opportunity.

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  3. My ward was in the Rockaways last Sunday. I felt blessed to help out. There is so much work to be done. The families we helped were so apprecative.

    Thanks for sharing this opportunity.

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