Teens Can Join Sandy Effort

Teens Can Join Sandy Effort

Christie Order Allows Teenagers To Volunteer In Rebuilding Efforts

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com

Hurricane Sandy SurveyTeenagers are allowed to perform construction work as volunteers for non-profit organizations assisting New Jersey residents in rebuilding from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy thanks to an Executive Order signed by Governor Chris Christie yesterday.

Many of the young people assisting homeowners clean up and rebuild over the last 9 months have been doing so in violation of New Jersey’s Labor Law which prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from coming within 30 feet of construction work.   As the law became more common knowledge, charities were turning young volunteers away.

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5 thoughts on “Teens Can Join Sandy Effort

  1. I have to disagree. It should be up to THE PARENTS of children as to whether they volunteer or not, not an executive order signed into law by the Governor. A construction site can be construed as something as simple as mowing a lawn for a Sandy victim. In my opinion, this is a ridiculous waste of time and the Governor should be spending his time on more important issues facing our state.

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