Media Advisory: Reshma Saujani, former Deputy Public Advocate and Founder of Girls who Code, organizes a day of action and advocacy with elected officials, celebrities, nonprofits, tech startups and community leaders to not only aid recovery in Far Rockaway but give the families a day of Therapeutic Healing giving Hope & Love.
WHAT: Press Conference to advocate rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy
WHEN: 11 AM, Saturday, November 10, 2012,
WHERE: 2052 Mott Ave, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
John Legend – Grammy Award winning musician, actor, and advocate
Amar’e Stoudemire – New York Knick
Reshma Saujani – Former Deputy Public Advocate & Founder of Girls Who Code
Erica Ford – I Love My LIFE
Carolyn Rowan – We Care NYC
Congressman Gregory Meeks
Councilman Leroy Comrie
Councilman Ruben Wills
Councilman James Sanders, Jr.
Media and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The press conference will be held as part of a day of advocacy and action organized by Reshma Saujani and We Care NYC in partnership with the Office of Congressman Gregory Meeks, Councilman Leroy Comrie, Councilman Ruben Wills, Councilman James Sanders, Jr., Google, New York Tech Meetup, I Love My LIFE, Flavorpill, Pencils of Promise, Russel Simmons and additional non-profit organizations, small businesses, and advocates in New York.
More than 300 people have signed up to attend the volunteer day. Together with John Legend and New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire, volunteers will help clean up Far Rockaway and distribute much-needed goods, food, and new clothing to those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Uber, an innovative on-demand car service company, is providing free transportation for volunteers and supplies as a sponsor of the event.
The full list of partners and sponsors is available at www.advocatefornewyork.splashthat.com