TR on WNYC: Veterans Lead Sandy Relief in the Rockaways

7 Responses to “TR on WNYC: Veterans Lead Sandy Relief in the Rockaways”

  1. Arnold willence says:

    I’m a veteran, though much older than your group, probably, and I would like to help with the cleanup. I just need to know if I can get to the Rockaways by subway or if I have to drive. And I need an address of where to go first.

  2. Janice says:

    I’m a volunteer in Rockaway who has been working on the “command center” side of the relief effort in the church and school, side by side with these amazing veterans. I would like to point out particularly Jacob, shown in this film briefly – he assisted a deaf man with whom we were having difficulty communicating last week by bringing the man to the address he had given us. Jacob has a heart of gold and is doing his family and his country proud in Rockaway. Thank you to Jacob and the entire Rockaway contingent of Team Rubicon for inspiring me every day to keep helping this community.

  3. Janice says:

    And Arnold – if you take the 5 to Brooklyn College and then the Q35 bus down Flatbush, it will drop you right near St Francis de Sales Church at 219 Beach 129th. Stop by and we’ll direct you to Rubicon.

  4. Sharon OB says:

    I have heard that there are no or very few printed FEMA forms availabe in Rockaway and that folks are being told to call or file on-line which is of course impossible with no phones working and limited cell/internet?

    If they do apply how would they cash the checks? What can be done to address this? I’m available to make contact with FEMA and the city.


  5. Bruce says:

    A friend and I volunteered yesterday in Rockaway. Our team leader was a guy named Francis from Washington State. We were very impressed with the organization that we saw.Together with about 10 other volunteers, we were grouped with 8 Team Rubicon members. We cleaned up a yard and gutted 2 basements. I was impressed with what these young National Guard soldiers could do with just a sledge hammer! I’m letting all my fellow cycle club member know about your group so we can get more people to come down and help out. Thanks for your commitment to assist my fellow New Yorkers!

  6. Shirley says:

    I was watching a segment on Fox news featuring your team helping the Sandy victims. One of your fellas was comforting a woman that was so stressed yet so thankful for all of you that came to help Perhaps you can direct me to someone that is in need of a place to stay until they get their electric back on or their home back in order,
    I live in Fredericksburg, Va and would love to share my home with someome. We are a retired military family. Please let me know how I can help.

  7. Shirley says:

    I of course would be willing to help them with any expense to get here.

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