Volunteers paint, clean up Red Hook Park damaged in Hurricane Sandy

Hundreds of volunteers pitched in today to help restore a Brooklyn neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy. About 500 employees at Digitas, based in Manhattan, skipped

About 500 employees at Digitas, based in Manhattan, skipped work and headed to Red Hook.

About 500 employees at Digitas, based in Manhattan, skipped work and headed to Red Hook. (6/19/13)

RED HOOK - Hundreds of volunteers pitched in today to help restore a Brooklyn neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

About 500 employees at Digitas, based in Manhattan, skipped work and headed to Red Hook to improve the landscape. Volunteers took part in 30 different projects, including the restoration of Red Hook Park.

The Parks Department has been unable to fix the park since the storm hit last October, making Wednesday's volunteerism that much more poignant. Officials with the Parks Department say it would have taken several weeks to finish the job without the outside assistance.
 

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