AAP Fall Break Work Trips: Owego Flood

This is an informational meeting for students interested in volunteering over Fall Break to travel to Owego, New York to assist local residents there to clean up and rebuild after the devastating flooding of September 7 and 8.

The rainfall from Tropical Storm Lee caused the Susquehanna River to rise to record flood levels in Broome and Tioga County, New York. Particularly hard hit by flooding was the village of Owego in Tioga County. The flood damage in Owego, Tioga Center, Nichols, Apalachin and other communities in Tioga County is an opportunity for AAP students to come together and assist local communities in recovering from a major natural disaster.

Students would work as teams under the direction of a local not-for-profit relief agency. Under the supervision of the local agency students would perform tasks such as cleaning out mud, destroyed furniture, appliances and other household items from homes; demolishing interior walls damaged by water to expose wood stud wall cavities to permit drying and mold remediation; install insulation and drywall in homes where renovation has begun.

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