United by Blue (UBB) pledges to remove one pound of trash for every product sold. But these [Eraserhood]-based philanthropists don’t just stop at oceans… They help when it matters most.
This past Saturday, 100 volunteers school-’bussed’ their way up to Staten Island, New York for Hurricane Sandy assistance efforts. Since I wanted to get involved with the UBB cleanups, I went along to volunteer.
The bus departed Philly’s United by Blue headquarters in the morning after waking up with coffee and granola snacks. We arrived in Midland Beach, one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island. As soon as we headed to the Community Center for a quick slice of pizza, we absorbed the entire vibe of neighbors, retired police officers & “Occupy Sandy” teams hard at work.