2019 Volunteer Project Reports 

Sacred Cemetery Care and

A dedicated team of nine volunteers led by Paul Terman, Executive Director of the Hebrew Burial and Free Loan association, raised 30 sunken head stones. This was hard work! Thank you Rabbi Farbman from Temple Emanuel for your support and teaching!

Habitat for Humanity: Housing Construction

Eight Volunteers spent the day building affordable houses with Habitat for Humanity on Sylvan Ave. This was a full workday installing subflooring under the kitchens and bathrooms of the houses. Great job everyone!

Save the Sound: Beach Cleanup

Nineteen volunteers joined Save the Sound at Criscuolo park, led by Annalisa Paltauf, of Save the Sound. They filled 8 bags of trash, removing 397 Cigarette butts, 100 straws, 46 plastic bags, 3 diapers and countless human made garbage from the beach. Well done!

Feeding the Hungry: Meal Preparation
and Distribution

Ten volunteers made over 200 sandwiches at Christ Church and then handed them out to the homeless in New Haven. The energy of this group was contagious as they walked around downtown New Haven giving out food. Thank you Father Steven Holton of Christ Episcopal for leading the team and teaching our volunteers about the Churches daily soup kitchen ministry feeding over 200 people every day.

Painting For Peace

Under the artistic direction of muralist Russel Rainbolt, many dozens of guests kept streaming by and joining our teams to paint the 50 foot peace mural.

Masjid Al Islam

Nine volunteers filled bags of trash and planted flowers around the neighborhood of Saint Raphael’s hospital and Masjid Al Islam.Volunteers enjoyed lively discussion learning about Islam from assistant Imam Saifhudeen Hasan and Imam Omer Bajwa. Thank you everyone for a great time and good work!

Christian Community Action

A dozen volunteers painted the interior of future affordable apartments in Winchester Avenue. The crew was lively and joyful as they painted, laughed, and got to know one another across cultural differences. Thank you Reverend Bonita Grubs for sharing about the work of Christian Community Action, and for supplying the apartments with paint and material for our work day.


For more information contact Bruce A. Barrett. 


Cell: 203 710-5675