On Saturday October 26, Rebuilding Together NYC worked with over 200 volunteers to repair six homes, one community center, and one low-income co-op that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy one year earlier.

Coney Island Rebuilding Day

NYC Regional Lead for New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, Chelsea Muller, Rebuilding Together NYC Program Coordinator, Jennifer Terry, Deutsche Bank CEO of North America, Jacques Brand, and Red Cross Greater New York Region CEO, Josh Lockwood, pose with a homeowner who will finally be able to return to his home one year after Hurricane Sandy thanks to Rebuilding Together NYC.

In Coney Island, our sponsors and other volunteers:

  • Replaced flooring and sheetrock, painted, landscaped, repaired and replaced kitchens and bathrooms, and completed many other renovations in six homes
  • Completely renovated the second floor of Christo Viene Iglesia, which serves as a community space with programs including construction education, after-school programs for children, and food provision in times of disaster
  • Beautified the grounds of Sam Burt Houses, a low-income housing co-op, by pruning and planting native plants and bulbs
  • Installed 32 solar powered lights on homes in an effort to increase overall safety in Coney Island communities

This event was made possible by The American Red Cross, NBA Cares, New York Cares, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Alliance for Coney Island, Continental Home Loans, Shawmut Design and Construction, Nontraditional Employment for Women, Sustainable South Bronx, Team Rubicon, Gilbane Construction, Build it Green! NYC, Astella Development, FedCap, The Brooklyn Cyclones, Tom’s Restaurant, and more.

Since Hurricane Sandy, Rebuilding Together NYC has repaired and revitalized 14 homes, five community centers, and one low-income co-op.

View¬†News12’s coverage here.¬† Check our our Flickr page for pictures of the Coney Island Rebuilding Day.

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