Jersey Cares and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund are the organizers of the effort, and they're making a call for 5,000 men, women and children to volunteer in projects throughout the state to benefit more than 10,000 individuals and families impacted by the superstorm.
Sandy Service Day will feature more than 100 projects at 50 South Jersey locations for volunteers to choose from, including:
- Assisting homeowners with repairs and landscaping
- Assembling lifeguard stands and picnic tables
- Meal Service for first responders
- Assembling welcome home painting kits
- Removing debris from beachfronts and boardwalks
- Revitalizing affected schools and playgrounds with fresh paint
There will be projects available for New Jerseyans from the age of five through adult. And the organizers encourage family members, friends, co-workers and associates to participate as a team.
Jersey Cares offers other service opportunities in towns all over the Garden State, including calls for volunteers for Dress for Success events on Oct. 15 (child care) and Oct. 19 (sorting clothing items) in Madison.
To get more info or to register as a Sandy Service Day volunteer or for another volunteer opportunity, visit the Jersey Cares website.