Navillus Digs Rockaway Out After Hurricane Sandy
Over 150 Navillus employees pitched in to help unbury the historic Rockaway neighborhood, and their contribution continued long after the initial cleanup. Neighborhood families and shopkeepers were grateful for Navillus’ health and safety training, which prepared them to work safely in flood-impacted buildings and homes as the rebuilding effort progressed.
Hurricane Sandy was devastating, but it was also a chance to rediscover the best in this remarkable community. Navillus volunteers were privileged to get to know many of the residents who lived in Rockaway and Breezy. They are wonderful people, and held their spirits high despite the destruction that swept through their homes and community. Volunteers felt honored to serve neighborhood families in their time of need, and the Navillus family was moved by the storm victims’ heartfelt gratitude despite the grief over their loss.
Sandy taught us all that our community is stronger than ever in this great city. The Navillus family has come to realize through this tragedy that when we all work together, there is nothing we can't achieve.