Benjamin Moore donates to Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts
November 26, 2012
A corps of Benjamin Moore volunteers recently spent the day in Brooklyn—where the company was originally founded in 1883 and where Hurricane Sandy had taken its toll on neighborhoods such as Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. Working with local retailer Jack Loconsolo & Co. Paint & Decorating Center, the “Giving Moore” team fanned out among the affected homes, going door-to-door to meet residents and offer them five-gallon paint buckets filled with emergency cleaning supplies. Several thousand buckets were distributed and helping in the initative was George Oliphant, the building contractor who stars on NBC-TV’s “George To The Rescue.” Another truckload of buckets and busload of “Giving Moore” volunteers are headed to one of New Jersey’s hardest hit communites—Union Beach. All told, more than 5,000 of the clean-up packets were being contributed.