Specifics for STAY volunteers

Folks, the Schoharie Teachers Association is being overwhelmed with phone calls about this weekend’s work. They can not possibly return all the phone calls so please, if you have a question, and it’s not answered here, please comment on this blog and we will get the answer for you.
They expect more than 200 volunteers both Saturday and Sunday. All volunteers need to report to the high school parking lot 136 Academy Drive in Schoharie. Click here for directions.
Please carpool if at all possible as parking may be tight.
What time should you get there?
As close to 9 a.m. as possible to sign in and to be put into teams for work. (Workshops about installing insulation will be provided for those who have no little to no experience.) Teams will be supervised by tradespeople and experienced drywallers of the Schenectady Central Labor Council and the Capital District Area Labor Federation.
If you can’t be there by 10 a.m., then get there by noon for an afternoon work crew.
What should you bring?
Some tools will be available, but if you have them:
  • a pickup truck! (I know this is the antithesis of carpooling)
  • utility knives appropriate for cutting insulation
  • contractor /commercial grade staplers (Arrow, HILTI, Fasco, etc.) and staples
  • particle masks (N95-approved or better; insulation is a possible health hazard if inhaled)
  • latex or vinyl / plastic disposable gloves
  • goggles or eye protection (with side shields if possible)
  • a water bottle
Remember to wear long sleeve clothing, pants and a hat to limit skin/hair/eye exposure to the insulation, comfortable work shoes or boots, and you might want to bring a change of clothes and a plastic bag to put your work clothes in after you change.

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