Organizing for Hurricane Sandy Relief

You might not know that before I started Urban Simplicity, I worked in politics for many years. I worked everywhere from New
York City Hall to The White House and several places in between. 
Needless to say, I maintain many contacts with folks down at
Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s office, so when they reached out to me for some
organizational assistance last month, I was intrigued…
Turns out that One King’s Lane had donated a warehouse full
of home goods to the Mayor’s Office with the idea that
somehow victims of Hurricane Sandy could benefit. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City decided to host a
tag sale of the items with all the proceeds going into a fund for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Enter a team of professional organizers to take a mixed up
warehouse from complete disarray to perfectly sorted in just two and a half days. This is definitely one of
the coolest projects I’ve been involved with recently. It was an honor to lead
a team of 12 organizers on this project.
Check out these before and after photos to give you a better
sense of the insanity we tackled. 

And the after…