Environment & Disaster Relief

Disaster relief volunteers

Since 2010, Serve Rhode Island has played an integral role in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to benefit the environment and in times of natural disasters.

Types of activities:

  • Annual Roger Williams Park Cleanup and other park beautification activities

  • Dune grass plantings 

  • RI Storm Assistance for the Elderly and Disabled (SAFE-D)

  • Initial disaster response efforts that include assisting with volunteer call-in centers, cleaning up debris

  • Long term disaster response efforts include mucking out homes, environmental restoration and plantings


  •  Serve Rhode Island recruited and mobilized 1,200 volunteers during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

  • In response to snow storms in 2013 and 2014, 100 volunteers were mobilized to remove snow for 200 elderly and disabled RI residents

  • In 2013, 247 volunteers removed approximately 7,000 pounds of trash from the waterways of Roger Williams Park’s 

  • Over the last five years, a total of 1,143 volunteers have contributed 3,429 hours of service cleaning up Roger Williams Park


Phone: 401-331-2298
Fax: 401-331-2273
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P.O Box 72822
Providence, RI 02907

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