Millions have seen images and video footage of the aftermath Hurricane Sandy left for those along the east coast. Living close or within areas of destruction however offers a unique point of view that even the best cameras are not able to capture. It has been a couple of months now since Sandy hit the shorelines of New Jersey, New York and beyond that not only claimed lives, but thousands of homes and business. There in fact are people today who still do not have adequate resources to begin rebuilding.
In times like this, people come together in any way they can to provide support and hope to those affected. Reclaim NYC is a community of designers who all have the same objective: to use reclaimed materials from Hurricane Sandy to create new work that will be auctioned to benefit the storm’s victims. On Wednesday, December 19th, Reclaim NYC held their first charity auction of furnishings created by local NYC designers made from salvaged scraps from areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The concept itself is ingenious; creating new objects for the home from pieces of devastated areas. “We hope our fallen trees and storm-damaged building materials can be reborn as objects that represent the city’s recovery,” note founders Jennifer, Jean and Brad.
There are so many awesome pieces that have been created that we simply cannot showcase them all. Below are some more of our favorites. To learn more about Reclaim NYC, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ReclaimNYC.