The following post is from our advertiser, The Doe Fund.
From The Rockaways to Coney Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Hudson River, The Doe Fund is helping to rebuild our neighborhoods in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
“It’s been an honor to be able to help families in need down here” said a program participant who joined relief efforts in Coney Island for the past month. “I feel like I’ve gotten a chance to be part of something bigger than myself—to rebuild my own life while helping others to rebuild theirs. That’s been an incredibly meaningful experience for me.”
This gentleman is a participant in Ready, Willing & Able, The Doe Fund’s signature workforce development program which assists formerly homeless and incarcerated men to rebuild their lives through a combination of paid work, education, and social services.
The day after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, the “men in blue” took to their communities, cleaning debris and lending a hand. A week after that The Doe Fund’s “men in blue” joined the Mayor’s Office, the NYPD, and the American Red Cross to deliver additional assistance to the hardest-hit communities of Staten Island, Coney Island, and the Rockaways. They provide an able workforce to distribute supplies, assist elderly residents and young families, and clear debris from damaged homes.
“New Yorkers have supported The Doe Fund for so long” he reflected. “We felt it was time to give back.”
Visit The Doe Fund at www.doe.org to learn more about this initiative.