|Dear Members and Applicants:
As residents and workers in our beloved city, we have identified another opportunity to show our commitment and make a difference in NYC.
Please join us as we help NYC rebound from the pandemic with our second “clean up our city event”.
As the city rebounds from the pandemic, it is important that we keep our communities safe and clean.
We are asking for YM/WREA members and applicants to volunteer a few hours on Saturday, November 7th.
Come join a group of your peers to walk a designated route to help pick up and bag garbage from the streets. A subgroup of 10-12 volunteers will also work on a project alongside Rebuilding Together NYC to repair and renovate the Woodbine Community Garden in Brooklyn (see below for further detail).
We will be providing heavy duty garbage bags. You should bring a pair of heavy duty gloves and of course a mask.
If you cannot attend but would like to give back to this cause, we encourage donations to https://rebuildnyc.org/.
About the Project
The Woodbine Community Garden is a focal point for residents of Bushwick and serves multiple, critical purposes including a produce garden, gathering space for community organizing and celebrations, as well as for arts, education, and cultural programming. Woodbine has long served as an extension of Bushwick residents’ living rooms with shaded, peaceful seating areas, large tables to share meals, and a grilling area. Woodbine is completely community operated and funded. Right now, due to budget cuts and difficult economic circumstances resulting from the pandemic, the garden association lacks the critical resources and funding to repair, renovate, and prepare the garden for the next growing season.
Scope of work for the volunteers working on the project includes the following (subject to change):
Rebuilding Together NYC
Rebuilding Together NYC preserves affordable housing and community assets by creating opportunities for New Yorkers to maintain safe, healthy, and accessible homes, revitalize community spaces, and develop careers in construction. The programs, offered at no cost to eligible recipients, include Critical Home Repairs, Accessibility Modifications, Community Center Renovations, Neighborhood Safety Lights, and Pre-Apprenticeship Workforce Training and Job Placement.
For those who have not yet paid their 2020 dues, you may do so on the website (www.ymwrea.org). If you are experiencing any financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, please reach out to our Treasurer, Forrest Mas, at email@example.com.
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