Superstorm Sandy Relief
From just days after Sandy, YCNBR® was volunteering with many other community groups and individuals to help recover our community. We spent 4 months running a distribution center with supplies and connecting families with resources.
We were honored to help put plan, contribute and support the Star Fish Project for families emotional healing. In the spring we held an event called Violet's Meadow where we spruced over 40 gardens with volunteers from girl scouts, boy scouts, DOVES, First Baptist Church, Manasquan High School students and faculty, storm victms and Hope and Healing counselors. Thanks to Robin Hood we were able to purchase the landscaping materials, gave out 5 grills and 5 lawnmowers, lawn furniture and plants/mulch n stuff.
YCNBR received a total of $103,000.00. 100% of the money collected was dispensed by June of 2013 to just under 100 families. It was an honor to serve our community, we are now very happy to focus back to the youth of the area.
Thank you to all of you who have cared for and helped our community heal. There's still alot of work to do. 2 year later, many people in our community are still not home.
Proud recipients of 2 grants from the Robin Hood Foundation
Robin Hood was the most efficient, proactive and understanding group we dealt with in the immediate wake of the storm. Someone contacted them about us and they reached out! We were granted $35,000. Robin Hood carefully listened and worked with us. Because of our 'exemplary and quick' distribution of funds we were awarded $40,000 more. We were able to hand out $75,000 to local families quickly and easily. They were a real joy to work with.
Thank you to Jetty life
for their $5,000 donation. Jetty was quickly generous and did amazing work not only for our organization but their own community. They are an awesome proactive altruistic company!
The donation they gave us allowed us to afford the rent, insurance, utilities for our distribution center until the end of February!
"Following Hurricane Sandy, You Cannot Be Replaced organized a clothing drive for all the families affected in our town that may have lost everything. They accepted all different types of donations, from clothing to non-perishables to bottled water and toothpaste. They immediately got the word out and began replacing items people had lost in the storm.
For the next two weeks, I volunteered with YCNBR as they organized groups of high school students and adults to go house to house checking on people that had contacted them for help. Everything was so well coordinated, even without power for 15 days and very limited resources.
YCNBR is an amazing nonprofit organization that helps members of their community recognize people's uniqueness in this world, raises awareness for Teen Suicide Prevention, and helps out wherever they can.
Just an unbelievable job by them."
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