BBYO Stand UP and Rebuild Day of Service
Posted on 06/26/2013 @ 05:00 PM
Day two of BBYO Stand UP and Rebuild was spent doing several service projects. The group split into two. One group traveled to a residential community to help out with community beautification. They cleaned up a whole block of a community and worked hard to make it look like a place to be proud to live again. The other group was at another site not far away, shoveling and packaging the mulch that was then brought over to the first group’s site to use in the beautification project.
At the second site, the group also sorted summer clothing and frozen food to provide to families in the area. Once those projects were complete, the teens started the process of making a sustainable greenhouse out of water bottles and planting in a community garden.
The greenhouse and garden are the first in a project of 25 that Feeding Family, a service group in the area, are building in Staten Island. The inspiration for the project came when, after Hurricane Sandy, it took a full month to get fresh produce onto the island. These greenhouses and community gardens are meant to be sustainable and environmentally friendly in order to avoid this in the future.