Pace University volunteers helped clean out houses in Staten Island post hurricane Sandy!
On Sunday, November 18th, Pace students from the NYC and the Pleasantville Campus volunteered in Staten Island in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Our day started at about 7:45 in the morning. In the NYC campus, we all met up in front of One Pace Plaza while the group from Pleasantville were already on the road. The both campuses finally got together at All Hands office in Hylan Blvd, Staten Island.
Once we got our assignments for the day, all the volunteers separated into three different groups and we were all transported to our work sites. Two of the groups worked on the very same block but on different houses on Foxbeach avenue and the third group wasn’t too far from us, about 15-20 mins away. The volunteers worked on each locations form 9:30 am to about 3:00 pm.
A big thanks goes to all the volunteers because none of them were afraid to get dirty and do the necessary work that was needed. They took apart walls, cleaned up basements, took off layers and layers of flooring among other things. I can assure you that almost every other task required intense physical strength.