Helping Rebuild LI Toy Lending Center – part 1

Wow, what a great day everyone!

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 about 25 volunteers gave their time to “lend a hand” to rebuild the Long Island Toy Lending Center For Children With Disabilities, here in Point Lookout, that was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy.

Right off the bat… My apologies to anyone who came and helped that didnt make the pictures or this post. 

Thanks to Ted, Anthony and others… feel free to drop me a line, so we can recognize those who helped.  If you have any pictures to share, just drop me an email at makingmypointNY at gmail and / or let me know where you may have posted them! 

Wish i had better pictures but I didnt want to stop the work to get them!

John, Eric, Ed, Joe and Mike actually stopped for a second for this shot!

John, Eric, Ed, Joe and Mike actually stopped for a second for this shot!

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Colleen, with volunteers Carolyn and Nancy with Mary (Hidden) and Kevin.

Joe, John, Kevin, Nancy(hidden) and Mary

Joe, John, Kevin, Nancy(hidden) and Mary

Eric and John getting ceilings done

Eric and John getting ceilings done

Father and son team of Kevin and Kevin with Joe really rocked the place!

Father and son Kevin and Kevin with Joe really rocked the place!

Helen, Colleen, Cynthia, Susie and John measured up to the day

Helen, Colleen, Cynthia, Susie and John measured up to the day

It was great to work with all of you. We really accomplished so much and it was great to see everyone come together to help get them back up and running.

The good news is we put a major dent in the interior work to be done, and also if you didnt get a chance to help… they still need you!

There is still so much that remains to do there, so feel free to pitch in!

Give Colleen a call or email her at LIToyCenter@Gmail.com to see when the next work day will be.

you can also contact them on facebook at Long Island Toy Lending Center For Children With Disabilities

Ill keep you posted, too. Hopefully, I’ll see you next time!

Volunteers! Help rebuild the Toy Center

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Lend … a Hand, to help rebuild the

Long Island Toy Lending Center

Sandy did her worst, and thanks to the generosity of many, like Project Pay It Forward, Colleen and friends are rebuilding.
With our help, they’ll soon be ready to Rock and Roll again…

With preliminary structure, roofing, electric and more done,
they need your helping hand to Rock (sheetrock that is)
and then later Roll (on the paint!).
Rock Day: Saturday June 15, 2013 8am, @ East Marina in Pt. Lookout
Happy People wanted. Casual work clothes needed.

We have, but more skilled workers w/ tools are needed and welcome!
Join us: contact Colleen at 516.241.7203 or litoycenter@gmail.com
Roll day to follow later.

Beach Grass Planting at Civic Beach

the sign was suspended for about 30 minutes for rebuilding the beach side of the dunes...

the “keep off” sign was suspended for about 30 minutes for rebuilding the beach side of the dunes…

A few dozen volunteers
+ a few thousand Beach grass plants
= Another successful group effort to restore our shore!

coming together to protect our dunes. From right to left: Frankie, Flynn, Danna, Betty, Emma and Megan

Point Lookout residents, friends, and family worked together to protect our dunes. From right to left: Frankie, Flynn, Danna, Betty, Emma and Megan

me holding a bunch of beach grass about to be planted at civic beach point lookout NY

my first bunch of beach grass to be planted.. 3 at a time, 6-12 inches deep, 12-18 inches apart…repeat.

I showed up with my gloves and my hand shovel and was greeted by Kate Murray and other local leaders who were impressed that most people came prepared, showing up with their own tools.

some of the dozens of volunteers. some of the thousands of plants planted...

some of the dozens of volunteers. some of the thousands of plants planted…

“As always when we make the call to Point Lookout, the town turns out.” – Kate Murray

Flynn photobombed me!

Flynn photobombed me!

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havin a good time? we sure made it look like fun for the camera!

havin a good time? we sure made it look like fun for the camera!

An interesting conversation broke out about the fact that there was a box full of hand shovels marked “valentines day” and the musings of other great gifts went from there!

about 60 volunteers planted new beach grass with the Town of Hempstead at civic beach

about 60 volunteers planted new beach grass with the Town of Hempstead at civic beach

east side crew planting at civic beach

east side crew planting at civic beach

Someone promised to come back monthly and take pictures to show how the plants are growing, that’s a great idea!

the last stem finds its way to a new home, with many new neighbors.

the last stem finds its way to a new home, with many new neighbors.

With towns devastated up and down the East Coast, everybody is looking for beach grass. These were the last ones that were to be had and we got them!

thousands of baby beach grass plants were planted

thousands of baby beach grass plants were planted

So please everyone, more than ever, stay off the dunes. This was a big first step to restoring them so that they’re able to protect us once again.

newly planted grass, Dune Protection Zone back in effect!

newly planted grass, Dune Protection Zone back in effect!

Habitat for Humanity Work Day : Volunteer

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Always a fun and rewarding day. Get your hands dirty and make something, together!

Heads up – the date has been confirmed now.

The Point Lookout Community Church invites the residents of Point Lookout to join us for our

Habitat for Humanity Work Day
Saturday, April 20, 2013
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will be working on a project in the Westchester area.
Please call the church office at
(516) 432-5990   

or send an email to

Eric@ThePLCC.com if you are interested in coming along.

Our assignment will depend on the size of our group, so please let us know as soon as possible.
Thank you.
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