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A crew worked to gut 90-year-old Jack Dunn’s home for free.
“I think it’s a great thing,” Dunn told WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell. “They’re a lifesaver, they really are.”
The grassroots charitable group Friends of Rockaway is helping those who need work done on their homes and those who need a place to work.
“Friends of Rockaway is a local charity that was started by residents of Rockaway, New York. It’s essentially a rebuilding charity,” the organization’s director Todd Miner said.
“We’re doing that with local Rockaway people and military veterans – those are the people that we’re hiring to do this work,” Miner told Haskell.
The non-profit is hiring local residents in need of a job, including Arthur Jackson.
“It makes me pleased to be able to help someone else,” Jackson told Haskell.
“I’d be doing this work whether I was getting paid or not. To be able to get paid and do it, that’s great,” another worker said.
The Robin Hood Foundation has distributed funds to hundreds of small grassroots organizations assisting in the Sandy relief effort all across the Tri-State Area.
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