Happy New Year! The SBP-NY regional team is excited for 2014! Each new year presents opportunities, resolutions and new beginnings. In keeping with the spirit of giving, SBP encourages you to let your new year’s resolutions include serving those impacted by disaster. Neighborhoods across the New York region are still struggling to recover and rebuild.
In less than 8 years, SBP has become a model for disaster recovery. The SBP-NY team is undoubtedly committed to helping survivors of natural disasters like the Kase family return home. The Kases’ journey has not been easy but they were able to return home just before the holidays! Rockaway residents for over twenty years, the family is very appreciative of the AmeriCorps members who worked tirelessly on their home. They made personal connections with volunteers that are invaluable and noteworthy. Last year proved successful for SBP as we rebuilt over 60 homes in Staten Island and Rockaway.
In 2014 SBP will rebuild 120 homes, 60 in Rockaway and 60 in Staten Island. SBP is especially excited about the new partnership to rebuild Sandy damaged homes in Sea Bright, New Jersey. This great opportunity will allow SBP to expand into New Jersey and help more impacted communities in the region.
This year, SBP urges you to remember those still in desperate need. We have more than 300 families that remain on our waiting lists. Please consider donating or volunteering with us! Please visit our website: sandy.stbernardproject.org for more information on how you can help Hurricane Sandy survivors!