Contributed by Jill Davies
We are getting many offers of help from volunteers who want to help with Irene related projects. If you’d like to have a team of volunteers help out at your property it is time to speak up for projects that could happen from now into August.
Many of the summer teams are young people without many skills but lots of enthusiasm and with adult helpers. Projects in the yard are great.
One team has written this:
Our group is mainly 14-18 year old high school youth with few specialized skills, but great enthusiasm. We have worked with various organizations in past years to assist with a Headstart program, a community garden, adult daycare for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc. We have several adults with some skilled labor experience (plumbing, painting, landscaping, and basic home construction). We are willing to do pretty much anything!
So if you have a project that volunteers could work with you on it is time to ask for help…
Please email me and let me know these details.
1. What is the task?
2. How much time will it take?
3. What special equipment & material is needed?
4. What is the earliest it could happen?
5. Is there a possibility of mold? (Kids can’t do any projects where there
might be mold, adults can)
In the body of the email put:
1. Your name
2. Address of worksite
3. Your contact phone numbers and email address
The request needs to be in writing so that I can pass it on to the volunteer coordinator.
Please let your neighbors know. I’m not able to make phone calls to spread the word.
Emails to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org