This past Wednesday, we had a group of students from Birmingham-Southern College stop by the MFTA warehouse for a few hours of volunteering. They came to us all the way from Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the school’s “Alternative Spring Break” service learning program. Instead of heading to the beach for a few days like many college students do, the group braved the unpredictable snow, rain, and cold wind to help others during their free week.
Over the course of four hours, the group bagged two shopping carts’ worth of colorful art sand, sorted and color-coded not one but two palettes of house paint, stacked carpet, and folded fabric. In addition to their work at MFTA, the group performed mold remediation in Hurricane Sandy-stricken houses on Staten Island, planted trees in Manhattan with Million Trees NYC, and worked on a project with Habitat for Humanity.
Thanks again to the students from Birmingham-Southern College for their hard work and positive attitudes!
If you have a group that is interested in a one-time volunteer project, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth Masella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-729-2047.