Jesberger said his annual “Fill The Bag” holiday tradition gives him and his employees a chance to give back to the community.
Those volunteers have taken to the streets in communities that were ravaged by Sandy and the Nor’Easter that followed to assist affected families in their time of need.
The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has mobilized New Yorkers like never before. WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond visited a shelter in Belle Harbor, Queens, where hot meals were delivered through the kindness of strangers.
Volunteers are organizing on social media or just showing up with offers of help.
A Long Island man who relocated to Texas has returned, with a truckload of donated help for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
A front-end loader from the Department of Sanitation spent the morning plowing planks of wood that used to be the boardwalk.
Cleaning supplies are at the top of the list of necessities needed by many residents.
Six thousand volunteers turned out Saturday morning to paint, plant and sort books at schools in all five boroughs as part of New York Cares Day.
“They are flying through. This is their ancient flyway and they go smashing into the skyscrapers we built right on their path,” said Rita McMahon.
The census being conducted Wednesday will not be as robust as last year’s count, which was a biannual survey required by the federal government.
Roughly 800 God’s Love We Deliver volunteers are making sure seriously ill patients are getting a holiday meal for themselves and a friend.
The organization’s appeal comes in the wake of a $100,000 funding cut from the federal government.
It was an extreme makeover of a backyard variety as volunteers helped to turn a neglected Brooklyn backyard into an oasis of green.
Fire departments are opening their doors this weekend across the state to recruit more volunteers.
City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said Macdonald Park in Forest Hills took a great deal of damage. “It looked like a war had been fought there. All of these beautiful trees had been blown apart in their crowns and were lying all over the place.”
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