''Rebuilding after Sandy'' Web Series Follows Non-Profit Rebuilding Together as They Rebuild in Sandy Affected NY/NJ Communities

/ PRNewswire / — Rebuilding Together is providing free critical home repairs to eligible homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy through our affiliates in New York City, Long Island, Bergen County, Jersey City, and Essex County. As of October 2013, these affiliates have brought together over 3,150 volunteers to complete work on more than 250 projects that assist more than 430 people.
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To mark the one year anniversary of Sandy's landfall, Rebuilding Together released the Rebuilding after Sandy web series to look back on what has been accomplished and to bring attention to what still needs to be done.

The Rebuilding after Sandy web series is 19 short episodes shot over several months in NY/NJ. Two volunteers, Maria and Melanie, get to know Rebuilding Together over the course of several projects, where they meet homeowners, volunteers, elected officials, veterans, first responders, Rebuilding Together staff, partners, celebrities (like Ty Pennington and Savannah Guthrie) and partners like Sears/Craftsman, Lowe's, Crate and Barrel, Meredith, Philips, the American Red Cross and others.

Rebuilding Together joined with leading national disaster response and recovery organizations such as the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) to represent and address the long-term needs of low-income homeowners and their communities. Local Rebuilding Together affiliates have partnered with organizations including All Hands Volunteers, Moonachie Little Ferry Relief Fund, local Rotary Chapters, local skilled trade organizations, the United Way Compassion Fund and others.

See what it means to rebuild after Sandy. Watch the series. Then get involved.

Full Series on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdt2gOypMhSqyFjjq9U2a-IA1seMRjuRb

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes community starts at home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 local affiliates completed 10,400 rebuild projects in 2012 thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Get involved – visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.

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Janice Walker
Rebuilding Together
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