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Rebuilding After Sandy: Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn



              Rebuilding After Sandy: Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

PR Newswire

June 5

On June 6 Rebuilding Together, Meredith Corporation and Lowe's Revitalize
Homes & Communal Spaces in Devastated Brooklyn Community

NBC TODAY Show Co-Anchor Savannah Guthrie, Extra Lifestyle Correspondent and
Yoga/Wellness Expert Hilaria Baldwin, NY1 Morning News Anchor Pat Kiernan, and
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Join Relief Effort

WHAT:    
Meredith Corporation and Lowe's, in  partnership with Rebuilding Together,
will mobilize more than 500 volunteers to restore the Gerritsen Beach
community in a day-long event on Thursday, June 6. The Rebuilding Together
project brings long-term recovery and much-needed repairs to this historic
working- class neighborhood post-Hurricane Sandy.  Other sponsors include
Aleve, Assurant, Brooklyn Community Foundation, CBRE, Choice Hotels, Crate &
Barrel, and Philips Electronics.

Volunteers will work on several community projects, including:

  o Renovating homes damaged during the storm
  o Upgrading and repairing Vollies Memorial Hall, a local community center
    supporting the last volunteer fire company in Brooklyn
  o Cleaning up and rebuilding recreation areas in Kiddie Beach, a beloved
    gathering spot for locals

WHEN:    Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  o 9:30 a.m. – Volunteer kickoff  and warm-up led by Extra Lifestyle
    Correspondent and Yoga/wellness expert Hilaria Baldwin  
  o 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Tours of community projects and select Gerritsen
    homes
  o 3:45 p.m. –  Closing ceremony with ribbon cutting and speakers, including
    NY State Assemblyman Alan Maisel and State Senator Martin Golden

WHO:                  

  o National and local media personalities, including Savannah Guthrie,
    Hilaria Baldwin, Pat Kiernan, and Tara Costa from The Biggest Loser
    representing community partner, Race2Rebuild
  o Meredith Corporation CEO Steve Lacy; magazine editors-in-chief from
    Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Every Day with
    Rachael Ray, Traditional Home, Family Circle, More, Fitness, etc.
  o Rebuilding Together Interim president and CEO John Fiegel and Executive
    Director Chelsea Muller
  o Lowe's Executive of U.S. Stores Dennis Knowles and Lowe's Heroes employee
    volunteers
  o Homeowners and community leaders including Brooklyn Borough President
    Marty Markowitz and volunteer firefighters

WHERE:  Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

Media/VIP Check In:
Kiddie Beach
12 Post Court
Brooklyn, NY 11229

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the Rebuilding Together efforts on Twitter at
@WeRebuild2013 and @RebldgTogthr using the hashtag #WeRebuild or #RTSandy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit the Rebuilding Together website, Meredith
Corporation's We Rebuild site and Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Patrick Taylor, Meredith Corporation | P: 212.551.6984 / C: 917.653.4785 |
patrick.taylor@meredith.com

Natalie Turner, Lowe's | P: 704.758.5966 | natalie.h.turner@lowes.com

Janice Walker, Rebuilding Together | P: 202.518.3504 / C: 781.290.6528 |
jwalker@rebuildingtogether.org

DIRECTIONS:

Driving from Manhattan
Take the Belt Parkway West, exit 9A at Knapp Street. Knapp Street will connect
to Gerritsen Avenue. Turn right onto Gerritsen Avenue for parking near the
Lois Avenue cross street.

Public Transportation from Manhattan
Take Brighton Beach-bound B/Q train to the Kings HWY Station. Walk 0.05 mile
(1 minute) south to Quentin Road and East 16^th Street for the B31 bus to
Gerritsen Beach. Take B31 bus to Gerritsen Avenue and Gotham Avenue. Walk
south to reach Kiddie Beach (12 Post Court; Brooklyn, NY).

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- June 5, 2013/  

SOURCE Rebuilding Together

Website: http://www.rebuildingtogether.org
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