As part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance and in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, New York’s Met Council will be conducting several community service projects that focus on creating safer and better prepared communities at senior housing sites.
Met Council is one of New York’s largest human services agencies, providing critical services to more than 100,000 New Yorkers in need, offering outreach and services including crisis intervention, career counseling, affordable housing, a kosher food pantry, family violence services, home care, immigration services, facilitated enrollment, capacity building, legal services, and clothing and furniture donations.
Volunteers will be responsible for creating important emergency preparedness resources (like medical ID cards and photocopies of important documents) and distributing informational hand-outs covering such emergencies as fire, extreme heat, thunderstorms and flu viruses. The aim of the projects is to educate low income seniors on how to be prepared for different emergency situations.
In 1972, community advocates founded Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in an effort to improve the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers living in poverty due to changing neighborhoods and demographics. Today, Met Council is one of New York City’s largest social service providers, aiding more than 100,000 clients every year.
Where: Carlton Avenue, 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Date: Sunday, Sep 11, 2011, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Minimum Age: 14
Volunteers Needed: 10
For more information and to volunteer, click HERE.