is it true that non-union workers got turned away???
Lol - no, any and all hands are needed here. It's tough to get into Long Beach, NY as they are only letting residents in, but go to any community in Rockaway, Southern Brooklyn, or Staten Island that needs help and volunteer your services. I'm sure they will gladly accept whether you're part of the "brotherhood" or not.
I would imagine the same goes for NJ and even parts of Ocean City, MD.
i tried to volunteer around monmouth county and they said they couldn't take anyone at this point. i'd assume it was because of potential liability issues. you can't just throw a bunch of people into a disaster area that are all gung-ho to help - they can easily get themselves hurt or killed.