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That is just old-fashioned elbow grease...that is just a bucket, and a mop, and a rag, and a broom. Volunteers could be helpful with that.

Cuomo lauches "labor for your neighbor" program

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a program he's calling "Labor for your Neighbor." It's an effort to organize New Yorkers who want to help flood victims clean up from the damage over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Karen DeWitt has the details.

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Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent

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The governor says his staff will set up staging areas to ferry volunteers into flood-ravaged regions in the Catskills, Schoharie, and Northern New York, to help with the hard work of cleaning up the mud and debris left from the storm.

The governor says what’s required is “old-fashioned elbow grease, that is just a bucket and a mop and a rag and a broom and a shovel”.

“Volunteers could be very helpful with that,” said Cuomo.

Cuomo says he’ll be out there himself helping over the Labor Day weekend. He is also asking New Yorkers to donate money for victims.


His staff has set up a page at the governor’s web site to coordinate efforts.

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