Members of the Utah Conservation Corps left on Monday for Newark, NJ. Twelve AmeriCorps workers are helping aid in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
Crew supervisor, Tim Carroll, was among volunteers who led a crew to the Sandy recovery site in November. He says during that recovery campaign, the 11 member Utah team spent four weeks in New York City running a special needs emergency shelter in Brooklyn and removing debris with residents living in nearby Rockaway.
Volunteers spent more than 20,ooo hours assisting 74 NY households.
Over the next six weeks the Utah Conservation Corps, including volunteers from Utah State University in Logan, will be helping with demolition work. They will be removing debris, mucking and gutting, and working with volunteers in the areas Ocean and Monmouth Counties of NJ.