Just like last year, we were amazed by their enthusiasm and hard work.Getting outdoors helps everyone. This year the day was also timed so that with RIOC's help, they could help us receive a wonderful load of compost from NYC Compost hosted by Big Reuse!
Neal Weissman, Curtis Lowry, Takelu Gross, and Anthony Longo were all available to host this morning of service. Neal wrote to Nancy after that morning saying,
I just want to thank you and your professional team, who did a great job. The weather cooperated and we were so happy to see familiar faces from last year as well as new people who we hope to see again next year.
From 9:30am to 12:15pm we got so much done. The help with the compost delivery, the painting of the tables, the dreaded nail removal, the discarding of old wood, the clearing of paths, and work in the landscape areas: these were all a great help to our club. Last year we did a survey and found out that a significant percentage of our membership are people over 70. So what is easy for your team can be a challenge for some of our members. Much appreciation. Let's do it again next year!
Nancy responded quickly writing,
Hi Neil! It was our pleasure, and it was fun work to do outside the office. As a member of the Cornell Tech community, we are committed to Roosevelt Island and happy to support and contribute to your special organization.