Iconic New Yorkers to come together to honor community resilience and emergency response; volunteers to help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder
NEW YORK, September 5, 2013 – New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush Dana Perino, and Rockette Karilyn Surratt will join Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. in bringing the national volunteer service tour "One America" to New York City on September 10. The second of nine tour stops will commemorate the anniversary of September 11 and help some of the more than 200 families in Staten Island and the Rockaways still struggling to return home almost a year after Hurricane Sandy.
A discussion on expanding community engagement and the potential that Americans have to make a positive impact when we set aside our differences. The Daily Point of Light award will also be presented to Victor Cruz for his dedication to service.
Following the breakfast, volunteers will work with St. Bernard Project, a national disaster recovery organization, and its local partners, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Friends of Rockaway, to rebuild five homes on Staten Island and the Rockaways destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
- Victor Cruz, Wide receiver, New York Giants
- Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
- Dana Perino, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush
- Karilyn Surratt, Rockette
- Neil Bush, Chairman, Points of Light
- Patrice DeCorrevont, Chief Executive Officer, Government, Not-for-Profit and Healthcare, Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Peter Scher, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Volunteers from the St. Bernard Project, Friends of Rockaway, New York Cares, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.