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Nassau hotline to help with Sandy 'muck outs'

Neighbors Joe Valentino, left and Chaim Lazarus survey

Neighbors Joe Valentino, left and Chaim Lazarus survey the damage to New Hampshire St. Residents of Long Beach work to recover during the aftermath of Sandy. (Nov. 4, 2012) Credit: Jeremy Bales

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has announced a new hotline to help people that require “muck outs.”

AmeriCorps and the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster — a coalition of the major national voluntary organizations in the United States that have made disaster-related work a priority — have volunteered to help residents with “muck outs.” The term refers to the removal of waterlogged material from a home, mold removal and moldicide application.

For more information, residents can call the United Way at 211.

AmeriCorps is a federal government program. Its work ranges from public education to environmental cleanup.

Above: Neighbors Joe Valentino, left, and Chaim Lazarus survey the damage to New Hampshire St. Residents of Long Beach work to recover during the aftermath of Sandy. (Nov. 4, 2012)

 

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