GPBA sent critical supplies to devastated areas in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens
Working directly with Manhattan South Detectives, especially the Homicide Squad, we sent 22 vans packed with critical supplies directly to those in need in Midland Staten Island, Red Hook and Coney Island Brooklyn, Breezy Point Queens and other areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Flooded Avenue C at E 6th St moments before the Con Edison power substation on 14th St and Avenue C blew up.
GPBA sent supplies to Lower East Side and East Village
Sent supplies to East 6th St. Community Center for our neighbors (many without heat/hot water), who live in low-income housing projects on the Lower East Side, and in the East Village.
|Kenmore Hall staff and Harrison with supplies from Neighbors Helping Neighbors|
GPBA sent supplies to supportive housing facilities
Sent six pickup trucks packed with supplies to the Cecil Hotel (118th St) and Kenmore Hall (23rd St). When the Kenmore lost power and evacuated elderly/chronically ill residents dependent on medical equipment to the Cecil (low-income residence for elderly, disabled, chronically ill), the Cecil sent supplies and food to the Kenmore and exhausted their resources. We replenished supplies in both residences.
GPBA sent clothing and critical supplies to Lower East Side Daycare Centers
At the invitation of City Council Member Rosie Mendez, we visited a Lower East Side daycare center, which included 133 children (2-5 years old) from the storm ravaged Lower East Side housing projects. Many of the children were from another daycare center and were displaced due to flooding.
GPBA delivers supplies to children at Lower East Side Escuela Hispana Montessori school at the invitation of City Council Member Rosie Mendez.
We delivered children's winter clothing including hats, gloves and scarves. The teachers and director were so grateful and moved, because "we thought nobody knew how much we are struggling here." We then sent heaters, air purifiers, new winter clothing, new rugs, bedding, books, educational supplies. We also sent donations from our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Holiday Toy Drive.
Donations from Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Holiday Toy Drive went to Escuela Hispana
GPBA provided Thanksgiving dinners to local first responders.
GPBA rebuilt homes of local first responders
Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors and friends, we were able to provide individual donations to our local responders to help them rebuild their homes. Many were out in the storm rescuing others and recovering bodies while their own homes and families were directly in the path of the storm.