Hideki Kinoshita wrote -
Team Orange is a group of runners and friends of runners, who realized that we could put our able bodies to good use by volunteering our time to aid Hurricane Sandy victims in the rescue clean up efforts in The Rockaways and Staten Island in New York City.
Not all of us are runners, but we have decided to wear the color orange to signify that even though the 2012 New York City Marathon (orange is the signature color for the race) was cancelled, the spirit of the dedication, comraderie, and hard work from training for a race can live on through volunteerism and assisting those who are in dire need of picking up and carrying on with their lives. We aim to contribute physical labor in clearing out debris.
Our first volunteering effort was on Sat 11/10 in Belle Harbor, Rockaway Park and on Sun 11/11 in Midland Beach, Staten Island (https://www.facebook.com/events/361553697271546/).
Our next event will be on Sat 11/24 & Sun 11/25 (https://www.facebook.com/events/251460154979920/).
If you cannot donate your time to join us with the cleanup efforts, but would like to contribute financial aid, it would be greatly appreciated if you could donate to Team Rubicon through this fundraiser site. Team Rubicon is a superb relief organization that we team up with for our Rockaways cleanup efforts.
About Team Rubicon:
"Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to deploy vanguard teams that bridge the gap in disaster response. Since its creation in January 2010, TR has saved and helped thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home. TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.
Team Rubicon Engages Veterans. Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR."
If you tweet about Team Orange, plesae use hashtag #TeamOrangeNYC . If you would like to post our fundraiser URL, please use http://www.crowdrise.com/teamorange . 100% of donations go to the team in the field to aid and assist Hurricane Sandy victims.