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American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Help

Your Company’s Recovery Command Center

Know a company that needs some help? Please let them know we’re here for them.  We’ve been working with members of the New York TaskRabbit for Business community throughout the past week to aid their recovery plans, and we can’t help but say: we’re in awe. According to the Small Business Administration, more than 40% of businesses don’t reopen after a disaster, but we’re seeing signs that point to something very different. We’re seeing small business owners begin to take those first big steps toward drying off, cleaning up, and moving forward. And we’re committed to helping our current and future business customers in New York in every way we can. Here are examples of some of the most needed Sandy-related Tasks for business: Staffing Whether you need temporary substitutes from employees or a few additional hands, TaskRabbits can help. Insurance Details TaskRabbits can help out with any documentation and photographs your insurance company requires. Clean-up While it’s important to go through city services for dangerous types of cleanup, TaskRabbits can help with just about …

American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Help

We’re Humbled by the New York Tasking Community

Like many of you, the folks here at TaskRabbit HQ have been paying careful attention to Sandy’s impact on the New York region. Our community continues to send in the kinds of stories that demonstrate just how powerful the bonds between neighbors can be. This morning, Leah received an email from a new TaskPoster with an incredible story to tell: “I was worried about my friend Emily*, an 83-year old stranded in a 12th floor apartment without elevator, food, water, power, or phone. I called two of her friends who are all, sorry to say, useless. Then someone clued me in to, I registered, and within minutes I had a response from someone who was willing to visit Emily’s building, assess the situation, and bring her what she needs. “The kicker is that this TaskRabbit did not want to be paid. Why not? She lives on the 12th floor of her building, is in a motorized wheelchair herself (of course she’s also stranded without power). Her husband is ventilator-dependent and getting recharged by friends …