Charleston based non-profit heading to NYC for Superstorm Sandy cleanup

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Charleston based Wounded Nature – Working Veterans is heading up to the Superstorm Sandy impact area to assist in cleanup and beach restoration efforts. Rudy Socha, CEO of Wounded Nature – Working Veteran is recruiting veterans and volunteers from across the country to work in Gateway National Park from March 20-22, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Gateway National Park was hard hit by the storm and much of the park has remained closed since. “We need to recruit a hardy group who can work in any type of weather” states Rudy Socha “Veterans have experience working in adverse conditions and will show up regardless of weather. While we hope for three days of sunshine, it is entirely possible we could encounter 3 days of rain or even a late snow”.

“We will be working to remove storm debris from the Jamaica Bay area (Brooklyn, Queens, NY area). Our work schedule will be from 8 am – 2 pm each day allowing everyone the opportunity to spend each afternoon and evening exploring and enjoying New York City.”

“We welcome any and all non-veterans who have a love for nature and the environment to join us in this vital restoration work. If someone cannot make it to assist on this project, they can support us by donating to help cover our ongoing expenses”.

Volunteers and donors can find additional details on the Wounded Nature – Working Veterans website.

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