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

 

 

THE ROCKAWAYS

 

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 rockawayrescuealliance@gmail.com, or Facebook


BROOKLYN


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 volunteers@rhicenter.org 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
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


STATEN ISLAND   

 

Save our Shores

Clean out, gut waterlogged homes, also accepting donations 

Facebook.

 

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  

Facebook

 

LONG ISLAND

 

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

longbeachny.gov, Facebook


Freeport

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

Twitter