|Hurricane Sandy Relief - Volunteer Opportunities|
Dear Prospective Volunteer,
Many of you have asked me how to volunteer for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
The information below is from a few days ago. What is needed at each location, and who is coordinating, can change. Before deciding to volunteer in any specific place, please make sure to contact the coordinator. To donate to our GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors relief effort, click here.
Hot-food kitchen - collecting, preparing and delivering, Wednesdays through Sundays. Distribution system for free food to area throughout winter.
Cooking and prep - 9am-4pm; delivery shifts - 10am-4pm
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Facebook
Clean homes, distribute hot meals and nonperishables, knock on doors and see if people need items like medicine. Red Hook Initiative, 767 Hicks St., at West 9th St.
E-mail email@example.com to sign up, Twitter
Crisis-monitoring centers - cleanup, work in kitchen, intake/organizing deliveries.
Shifts in the field - 10am-4pm; volunteers all day in the church.
St. Luke's - 520 Clinton Ave., Clinton Hill 347-770-4520, or Twitter; St. Jacobi, 5406 Fourth Ave., Sunset Park, 347-470-4192
interoccupy.net/occupysandy or Twitter
The Seagate Command Center
Clean up damaged homes
3700 Surf Ave.; contact the Sea Gate Command Center 718-705-9666.
Twitter: Congregation Beth Elohim (supplies, volunteers)
Councilman Brad Lander
Save our Shores
Clean out, gut waterlogged homes, also accepting donations
The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund
Empty flooded, destroyed homes.
Man makeshift kitchens, two 24-hour locations
575 Mill Road and 192 Ebbitts St.; call Gericitano - 917-647-1546
Donations of warm clothing, cleaning supplies, bleach, mops, buckets, school supplies, and new undergarments and socks. Also to sort and distribute.
Long Beach Ice Arena,150 West Bay Drive; 516-301-0932
Baby formula, hygiene items and cleaning supplies, volunteers to sort donations. Drop off - Floor Mart Building, 157 East Sunrise Highway