HEART 9/11 has received pleas for our unique skills from friends and fellow first responders in the hard hit areas of the Jersey Shore, Hoboken, Staten Island, Rockaways and the southern shores of Long Island. We are already serving the people of Wantagh and just recently expanded to the Rockaways and in the next few days to Staten Island. We are working with Bank of America to mobilize our military veteran community to assist in this recovery and Mr. Gary LaBarbara, President of the Building Trades of Greater New York, has assured us a talented steady volunteer work force in addition to our NYPD and FDNY veterans.
Many charities are providing shelter, clothing and food but HEART 9/11 is putting their expertise on the ground to give hurricane victims immediate help to fix their problems in addition to the other organizations that are temporarily making them comfortable. We are removing the water from inside homes, removing the wet wood, sheet rock and furniture and treating all exposed framing with mold disinfectant.
We will be updating our members and supporters with volunteer information as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in these hard hit communities.