We’re continuing our pledge to Rebuild New York following Hurricane Sandy with our next playground build in partnership with KaBOOM!. Taking place on August 17, our customers, crewmembers and neighbors will help build a playground at Broad Channel Athletic Club in Queens, NY. Since Hurricane Sandy, children in the area have not had a safe place to play. On Tuesday, June 18, local students and volunteers participated in Design Day to draft ideas for the new playground.
Broad Channel, located in Jamaica Bay, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy as water reached seven feet above ground level. Many local residents are still displaced and some businesses are still not back in operation. However, residents shared optimism and hope about rebuilding and are grateful that their area was selected for our next playground build.
We’ve partnered with KaBOOM! to build three playgrounds this year in areas most impacted by the storm. The first build took place last month in Long Beach, New York. The third will be announced shortly and will take place this fall. To nominate an affected area, head to KaBOOM!’s website.