We continue to lead volunteers in providing repair services to Sandy affected homeowners free of charge, but as we are headed into our busy season (spring into summer), we could use another team member.
In November of 2012, Amanda Trontell ventured across the country to join our response to Hurricane Sandy. Less than a month after the storm ravaged the East Coast, while we were still knee deep helping clear the ruined possessions of Hurricane Sandy survivors and hauling bag after bag of soggy drywall out of their homes, Amanda stepped up and served as our Volunteer Coordinator for several months. She coordinated incoming volunteers, conducted needs assessments on storm-damaged homes, and aided in the general operations of the deployment.
NECHAMA is pleased announce that Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Team Member, Rachel Freeman, has been selected by AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps as a 2014 Fellow.
Even with frigid, freezing temperatures, spring is fast approaching and with it comes an increased risk of severe weather across the country. Last year saw a below-normal severe weather season in most parts of the U.S., but meteorologists predict that 2014 will be more eventful. NECHAMA volunteers know first hand the toll weather events can take and the difference that being prepared can make for families and communities.