Members of the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors program recently traveled to Long Island, NY to help the community clean up and rebuild after it was struck by Hurricane Sandy.
Thirteen of the high school age students took part in the service trip that aided the work of NECHAMA, a Jewish group sponsoring community development and home restoration programs in the area.
“Volunteers provide the energy and labor force to help disaster survivors recover from the storm by helping cleanup or rebuild,” Bill Driscoll, executive director of NECHAMA, said in a statement. “Many disaster survivors cannot afford or perform the repair work needed to make their home whole again and volunteers play a major part in each individual's and a community's recovery.”
Students during the trip helped clean and gut homes, repainted structures, and repaired damaged buildings.
The recent trip was the program’s fifth service trip.