Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #292
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.


Many thanks,

Arlene Harrison





Shore Soup

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, or Facebook


Red Hook

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 to sign up, Twitter

Occupy Sandy

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 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. 

347-201-1566, Facebook


Guyon Rescue

Man makeshift kitchens, two 24-hour locations

575 Mill Road and 192 Ebbitts St.; call Gericitano - 917-647-1546  





Long Beach

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, Facebook


Baby formula, hygiene items and cleaning supplies, volunteers to sort donations. Drop off - Floor Mart Building, 157 East Sunrise Highway