We had so many requests for empowerment trainings that we couldn’t do it all in one day. WCC kicked off the week with training at the Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center before moving onto the Sunset Park Recreation Center, both in Brooklyn. A total of 11 trainings throughout NYC and NJ rounded out our week of reaching over 600 youth directly and impacting many more family members and neighbors in these communities. Special thanks to all of our volunteers, partners, and staff that made this week a huge success!
WCC Program Manager Marina Diaz continues visiting homes and working with our teams as we help NJ’s neediest reclaim their homes. As FEMA projects this effort will take a full two years, WCC continues to train and support new teams wanting to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become involved. We would like to thank all our partners for their incredible work and team effort, including Bergen County Volunteer Center, CERT, Rebuild Together, Habitat for Humanity, and many others.
WCC and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (District 30, Queens) will co-host a preparedness forum this Thursday (4/19) from 7-9pm at St. Margaret’s School in Middle Village, NY. The forum will train local youth in preventing home disasters, kitchen and cooking safety, and family/ neighborhood preparedness while holding a workshop for adults in assessing how they can be involved as ready responders to help in their community when disruptions occur. Councilmember Crowley will kick off the event along with Dr. Bill Evans from WABC-TV. Additional trainings with NYC Councilmembers Vallone and Williams are ensuring that every one of our neighbors is prepared for an assortment of disruptions and that no one will be left vulnerable in the case of an emergency.
April 2012 Newsletter
We Set a Date! The 11th annual Iron Skillet® Cook Off will be held on October 22nd. Please help us welcome back Brooklyn Brewery and Turner Construction as Platinum Sponsors. Firefighters Joe Russo (L156 Brooklyn), Khalid Baylor (Manhattan), Peter Lazarcheck (L140 Queens), and Ron Venner (Bronx) have already answered the call to brave the heat; Staten Island, we’re waiting on you!!!
NJ State Commendation for WCC Irene Response The NJ Office of Emergency Management recognized WCC for contributions to the Hurricane Irene relief effort and “the value of the service your organization provided the citizens of this State in this unprecedented disaster.”
A Group Effort WCC would like to thank NJ OEM and our partner organizations throughout the state with whom none of our achievements, both past and future, would be possible. There is still much work to be done and it will take all of us to complete it- thanks again!
2012 ISCO Jr. Winners! WCC and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation congratulate the 4th annual Iron Skillet® Cook Off Jr. winners and all the young chefs that participated in this great event.