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Rebuilding Together Launches Its First Web Series: Rebuilding after Sandy, Six Week Series Documenting Recovery Efforts
Ty Pennington, other volunteers, homeowners and sponsors highlight rebuilding and recovery efforts in New Jersey and New York
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home, is launching Rebuilding after Sandy, its first-ever web series, to highlight Rebuilding Together's recovery efforts on behalf of low-income homeowners in Sandy-affected communities in New York and New Jersey.
"Experience hope renewed through Rebuilding after Sandy, our first-ever web series documenting Rebuilding Together's work to date since Superstorm Sandy," said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "The series is a unique opportunity to tell some of the many incredible stories through the eyes of two volunteers who introduce us to homeowners, first responders, volunteers, affiliates and many other partners who have put in countless hours to rebuild their homes and their lives since the storm."
The series follows Maria and Melanie, two volunteers affected by Sandy, over several months as they learn about Rebuilding Together by volunteering on multiple home rebuilding projects with local affiliates Rebuilding Together NYC and Rebuilding Together Bergen County.
Rebuilding after Sandy consists of 19 two-three minutes segments, and can be viewed in a playlist on Rebuilding Together's YouTube channel. New videos will be released three times a week for six weeks starting September 16. The final episode will be a retrospective with a call to action for ongoing support of long-term recovery efforts, and will air on Tuesday, October 29, the one-year anniversary of Sandy. Additional information and the full playlist can be found at http://rebuildingtogether.org/sandy/web-series/.
Some of the highlights include TV personality Ty Pennington talking about the volunteer experience, Mark and Theresa of the radio show MyFixItUp Life getting involved in the volunteer effort, first responders sharing their stories about rescues, and others including lifestyle correspondent for ExtraTV, Hilaria Baldwin, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Michael Passante of President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding taskforce.
Rebuilding Together's Sandy recovery efforts have been made possible by the support of the American Red Cross, Choice Hotels, Crate and Barrel, Lowe's, Meredith Corporation, Sears and many other generous organizations and individuals.
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 close to 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us - visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
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