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Golden Seeking Electricians, Plumbers To Volunteer In Gerritsen Beach


The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator Marty Golden. We have asked that, if he gets a strong response, he also deploy these volunteers to the bungalows and coops around Emmons Avenue, many of which are still without power, heat or hot water.

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on all New York City licensed electricians and plumbers to help the residents of Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach, who are still without electricity and gas, more than a week after Hurricane Sandy, by volunteering to complete the simplified turn-on request process announced this morning.

Senator Golden is inviting all plumbers and electricians to answer the call to help by contacting the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department at (718) 332-9292 or visit the Vollies starting today at 43 Seba Avenue. Senator Golden is noting that almost every home needs such inspections so there is a great and urgent need for these licensed professionals.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “A process has been set up so that homeowners can have their homes inspected so to restore electrical and gas service so that we can turn the lights on and the heat on. The people of Gerritsen Beach need the help of our City and I am asking anyone who has time and would be willing to help their fellow New Yorkers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, to come forward and assist at this time.”

Senator Golden has also received and will be distributing documents from the New York City Department of Buildings and Con Edison that outlines the process residents must take in getting back into your homes.

For more information, contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email at

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  1. This storm is a financial boon for plumbers,electricians and contractors.They have more work thatn they can handle. They are not going to give up all that money to work for free. Thos who need the services are their paying customers.

  2. This is the failure of someone to recognize a marketing opportunity. You provide a service for free once for a family when they are vulnerable and they will likely be repeat customers for long after in good times. Altruism has a place in capitalism. Any plumber/electrician/contractor not capitalizing on the opportunity to create or increase their customer base would be acting foolishly, especially when their industry is driven mostly by word-of-mouth.

  3. Is this being done for Sheepshead Bay? Many of us are still without power and Con Edison phone support is of very little help. They said that they will not turn power back on until everyone in the neighborhood is certified. That could take weeks.

  4. Sen Golden just tweeted to me re this

    Senator Marty Golden ‏@SenMartyGolden @SenGillibrand @femaregion2 @311Please come to Resurrection tonight 7:00 p.m.for information on how to obtain 2335 Gerritsen Avenue, School Auditorium at 7pm

    after I tweeted this — @SenGillibrand @femaregion2 How do people with nothing get licensed electricians?DO this FOR them. #sandy@311 #noredtape @SenMartyGolden

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