Dear friends and colleagues,

As we return to our offices we are all aware that our city is suffering and needs our help. As the city rebounds from the pandemic it is important that we keep our communities safe and clean.

My friend, Rob Shapiro of Cushman & Wakefield and I have identified an opportunity to show our commitment and make a difference in NYC.

Please join us on October 3rd at 11am, as we help NYC rebound from the pandemic with our first “YM/WREA Saturday Clean Up – A Commitment to NYC”. We will walk around the Garment Center and Midtown West and pick up and bag garbage from the streets. We are organizing the event in conjunction with

You should bring a pair of heavy duty gloves and of course a mask. The clean-up should take about 1.5 hours and at the end we will buy the first round of drinks at an outdoor location for those who would like to join. We will be providing heavy duty garbage bags.

  • Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
  • Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: Meet in front of The New York Times Building at 620 Eighth Ave (between 40th and 41st Streets)
  • Required Equipment: Mask and gloves
  • RSVP: or

If you cannot attend but would like to give back to the community, we encourage donations to the charity options below. Suggested charity links are included at the bottom of this message for convenience for those able to help others in need during this difficult time.


Michael Rudder
Rudder Property Group
Office: (212) 966-3611
Mobile: (646) 483-2203

If you cannot attend please donate to the following charities:
Seeks to bridge the opportunity gap for NYC children, which stems from racial and economic inequality.  They commit to this mission by investing in inspiring youth development programs, primarily serving children in Black and Brown communities
Bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for Africa Americans.  Supports political, educational, social, and economic rights for communities of color, and furthers their mission to combat racial discrimination and hatred
A black, trans, and queer-led legal fund and social justice organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change
This group, founded in 2015, is dedicated to police reform and works with a 10-point plan aimed at reducing police violence
Non-profit that provides financial assistance for Black women and girls seeking mental health support.  Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing
NYC’s largest volunteer organization.  Mobilizes thousands of New Yorkers each year to address issues including hunger and educational inequality
NYC’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty across all 5 boroughs

Cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves
Organization aimed at alleviating problems caused by poverty in NYC.  It also administers a relief fund for disasters in the NYC area
Dedicated to combating hunger and homelessness through programs that meet the immediate needs of food security and safe, dependable shelter which can create community and connections that foster a sense of safety and empowerment​
Non-profit organization with a mission to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives.  Core programs include Critical Home Repair, Accessibility Modifications, Community Revitalization, and Construction Workforce Training and Job Placement