Students on spring break from James Madison University in Virginia gear up to scrub down mold-infested basements in the Rockaways, organized by grassroots recovery group Restore & Rebuild.
“The most effective method is also the cheapest,” says organizer Terri Bennett. “It’s just very labor-intensive.”
“People were not prepared for what they were going to have to do,” says organizer Terri Bennett. “The worst houses, the mold looked like cotton candy.”