Robin Hood funding reaches $1 million
NEW YORK — All Hands Volunteers has announced that The Robin Hood Relief Fund has committed an additional $750,000 in funding to its Hurricane Sandy relief work, bringing total funding from Robin Hood to $1 million, according to a press release.
All Hands Volunteers has been on the ground in New York working with those impacted by the storm since November 8, 2012, less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast on October 29, the release stated.
According to the release, All Hands launched an ambitious mold remediation program in January 2013, and has recently decided to expand its Hurricane Sandy work to include subfloor rebuilds.
"We at All Hands Volunteers are thrilled to receive an additional $750,000 in funding from The Robin Hood Relief Fund. This grant will allow All Hands to expand our scope of work in Long Island, enabling us to provide even more free mold treatment to Hurricane Sandy-affected residents, and to begin offering no-cost subfloor replacement for those in need," said Marc Young, director of operations for All Hands Volunteers.
"All Hands Volunteers has developed an innovative and cost-effective approach to mold remediation that is benefiting hundreds of homeowners devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We are pleased to expand our support so that All Hands Volunteers can provide subfloor reconstruction, which will help families get back into their homes quickly and safely," said Emary Aronson, managing director of Robin Hood.
To date, All Hands Volunteers has mobilized close to 2,000 volunteers who have helped remove debris, mucked and gutted 229 homes and treated another 57 for mold in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of Long Island and Staten Island, New York, the release noted.
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