Jenn Dorsch

Hurricane Sandy recovery is progressing on the Jersey coast.

BDM videos Bridges Newsletter

Giving our best in Prattsville, NY
October 18, 2012
It's been over a year since Hurricane Irene flooded Prattsville, N.Y. BDM arrived in July 2012, and the sawdust is flying!

Moments of discovery in Prattsville, New York
August 17, 2012
“I almost think it’s fake; I almost can’t believe it,” said one Prattsville homeowner of the BDM volunteer work teams. “But I see it and it must be real.”

Incredible school kit drive
August 9, 2012
The miraculous way this CWS School Kit drive came together was the highlight of Jeanne Smith's summer.

BDM welcomes Hallie Pilcher
July 20, 2012
Hallie Pilcher, from Roanoke, Va., is "very excited" to join the BDM staff.

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