(updated as of THURSDAY NOV 29 2:14pm) If anyone is able to help maintain this list please email me. 

New NYC Restoration Centers have opened. Get the updated list here: http://on.nyc.gov/ZBwZJI 

Super good resource for dropoffs & other resources: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/ 

Find out if you are eligible for a rent abatement from NYCHA due to Sandy

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/residents/faqs-for-rent-abatement.shtml

How to use this information (Outdated info will be displayed in gray text like this.)

1. click on your neighborhood or a neighborhood that you want to help

2. look through the info to find locations of dropoff points or volunteer information - Top of each neighborhood section displays info for today and ALL WEEK for each location

3. go with a buddy and dress appropriately, wear good boots or waterproof boots, bring a mask - bring your own water and food, bring a flashlight, bring gloves and a hat don’t bring things you don’t need

4. Most places list what they need for dropoffs - if they do not - non-perishable food, canned tuna, granola bars, read to eat meals, water, bleach, cleaning supplies, blankets, diapers, baby food, sanitary products, batteries, headlamps, lanterns, games, deck of cards

5. you can also go to any shelter  or Armory and just ask what you can do to help

Please share this link everywhere: http://www.tinyurl.com/nycsandyinfo over 10,000 have visited.

DROPPOFF & VOLUNTEER   FREE HOUSING   JOBS    REQUEST CLEANUP HELP     FREE

STATEN ISLAND,    ROCKAWAY and FAR ROCKAWAY,     RED HOOK,     CONEY ISLAND,         BROAD CHANNEL,       CARNARSIE,     ASTORIA,       CHINATOWN,    UNION SQUARE,    BAY RIDGE,     FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL,    PARK SLOPE,    GOWANUS,           SUNSET PARK,    WILLIAMSBURG,    BEDSTUY,  OCEAN HILL, BROWNSVILLE, and BEDFORD-STUYVESANT,    EAST WILLIAMSBURG,    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN,    SHEEPSHEAD BAY,    HARLEM,    LOWER EAST SIDE,    UPPER EAST SIDE,    CHELSEA,    MIDTOWN - MANHATTAN,    STUYVESANT TOWN,     CROWN HEIGHTS,    LONG ISLAND,    JACKSON HEIGHTS,    BUSHWICK,    GERRISTEN BEACH,    BRONX,    FINANCIAL DISTRICT - MANHATTAN,    UPPER WEST SIDE,    LONG ISLAND CITY,    PROSPECT HEIGHTS,    BRIGHTON BEACH,    CARROLL GARDENS,    MURRAY HILL,    FLATBUSH,    DITMAS PARK,    MIDLAND BEACH,     WANTAGH - LONG ISLAND,     BELLE HARBOR,     BREEZY POINT,    RONKONKOMA,      BENSONHURST,     SOHO,    NEW JERSEY,     GREENPOINT,     WEST VILLAGE,    ALBANY      SEAGATE,    MANHATTAN BEACH    PENN STATION      HAITI

                                                                                                        

HOLIDAYS     FOOD & WATER DISTRIBUTION       FOOD TRUCKS      FREE        AMAZON SUPPLY     LEGAL HELP     EPA REPORTS     ARMORIES   FROM MAYORS OFFICE    LIPA    GENERATOR SAFETY     OCCUPY SANDY -      FEMA    CARS / VANS / TRUCKS WITH GAS,      RIDESHARES,      HOSTPITAL NEEDS & INFO,      MISSING PERSONS ,    PETS     PETITIONS,           FOOD PANTRIES & SOUP KITCHENS,    DONATE & MORE VOLUNTEERING,    BIKE TRAINS / CAR OR VAN     ARTISTS AFFECTED BY SANDY,    BENEFITS,    Doctors Without Borders,   DRY ICE,    MOLD INFO     SNAP MANUALLY     STUDENTS   VOLUNTEER AT A PARK      COPING / COUNSELING    EMERGENCY GRANTS     SMALL BUSINESSES    FREELANCERS        DONATE CLOTHES   THANKSGIVING  

List to facebook relief pages          Assisting the Elderly, Disabled, and Highrise Buildings

HOLIDAYS

Help those affected by Hurricane Sandy

Holidays and more: Ioby, a great crowdfunding platform has generously offered to host our project! And now that we have a commercial kitchen to use in Rockaway Taco throughout the winter, and are looking towards establishing a permanent community space in Rockway, it's time for us to pull together all of our collective resources to keep this going!! Please donate, volunteer, and pass it on! https://ioby.org/project/shore-soup-project#.ULdrh1Of-xc.facebook 

REPOST:  TOY DONATION LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

via Rockaway Relief Toy Drive for the Children in The Rockaways affected by Hurricane Sandy

BRONX

LONG ISLAND

QUEENS

Our Lady's Catholic Academy is collecting new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive! Donations must be received NO LATER than 12/13. Please send donations to or drop off at:

Our Lady's Catholic Academy

Attention: Toy Drive

125-18 Rockaway Blvd.

South Ozone Park, NY 11421

LOCALS HELPING LOCALS http://livepositivelytoday-com.webs.com/santa-s-sandy-hands 

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your co - workers, Share with anyone and everyone you can think of!! More information at http://livepositivelytoday-com.webs.com/santa-s-sandy-hands LOCALS HELPING LOCALS - Volunteer * Gift Contributions * Register Families in need a little extra Christmas spirit and cheer! Lets make this a SWELL Christmas! ♥ Santa's Sandy Hands

DONATE A BAG - FOOD http://www.grownyc.org/blog/donate-a-bag/

Donate a bag of market produce to help feed hungry New Yorkers.

Donate-A-Bag opportunities are available at many Greenmarkets from now through Thanksgiving. Help feed hungry New Yorkers, those affected by Hurricane Sandy and relief workers by purchasing an extra bag of produce while you shop today and bring it to the Market Information Tent.

So far, Greenmarket customers are donating harvest season items in record numbers in response to the immense need for hunger relief that Sandy created, over 10,000 pounds have found their way to community kitchens, churches, shelters, food pantries and others serving victims of the storm.

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to assist with collections for our Donate-A-Bag program. Volunteers will help promote Donate-A-Bag throughout the market and collect items as they get donated.

Collections will take place at each of these markets (depending on the day of the week that the market is open) Nov 10th-Nov 21st, shifts are 8am-1pm.

If interested, please email Liz Carollo directly at lcarollo@grownyc.org and specify which market you are interested in.

Recovery and Volunteer Resources:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/hurricane-recovery-and-volunteer-resources/?smid=fb-metro 

From Giving Back to those affected by Sandy : http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/hurricane-recovery-and-volunteer-resources/?smid=fb-metro 

FROM MAYORS OFFICE

New property tax relief initiatives to assist New Yorkers whose homes were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy were announced today by Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Finance Commissioner Frankel.

To provide immediate relief, the Finance Department, with the authorization of the City Council, will issue an interest-free extension on the next property tax bill for residential properties damaged beyond repair or in need of extensive structural repairs before they can be re-inhabited. The grace period will postpone payments due on Jan. 1, 2013 to Apr. 1, 2013.

“We are working to help the thousands of New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy, and those who suffered severe damage face a long period of uncertainty and considerable expense in making decisions about rebuilding and returning to their homes,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We want to do all that we can to ease their heavy burdens, and working with the Speaker, City Council and State Legislature, we will secure two property tax measures that provide a small measure of relief to those who need it most.”

For more information on these initiatives, visit http://www.nyc.gov/.

Online and phone registration for the NYC Rapid Repair program opens Tuesday, November 13, 2012. You must have a FEMA ID number to apply for this program. You can get a FEMA ID number by registering for disaster assistance at

www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.

‎-The City launched NYC Rapid Repairs today, a program that will start returning people to their homes as early as next week, the Mayor announced during his briefing.

--This weekend, contractors will work to identify homes that can be in the first wave of NYC Rapid Repairs.

--New Yorkers can sign up for NYC Rapid Repairs starting Tuesday, 11/13, by going to http://NYC.gov/ or calling 311

WARMING CENTERS

If you're seeking a warm place to stay overnight, there will be bus transportation to the following shelters from 4-9 PM tonight: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/overnight_shelter.html

Need a job because yours is lost?

FROM MARTY:  http://www.labor.ny.gov/sandyjobs Governor Cuomo announced the creation of 5,000 jobs to help in the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The Department of Labor will assist local communities to identify and hire workers. Individuals who are interested in applying for a job under this grant are encouraged to contact the Department of Labor at 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365) or by visiting www.labor.ny.gov/sandyjobs. Individuals can also visit their local Disaster Recovery Center or One-Stop Career Center.

All individuals must be unemployed to be eligible. Once hired, workers will earn approximately $15 per hour to work on short and long-term projects. The work will include cleaning and repairing damaged public structures and property in each of the nine counties declared disaster areas.

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of NY has set up a cash assistance fund for NYC restaurant workers who lost wages as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Please share widely!

http://www.rocny.org/news/20121108-roc-ny-set-emergency-cash-assistance-fund-nyc-restaurant-workers-affected-hurricane-sa

Get paid to help set up polling stations:

http://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=385300992&message_id=2380758&user_id=NYSBA&group_id=453388&jobid=11986658 (via hannah fox)

ConEd & Ikea:

http://brokelyn.com/sandy-jobs-immediate-hiring-at-coned-ikea/

If you need work, lost your job as result of Sandy and aren't receiving unemployment, check this out: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/11312NEG via Kareem Michael

MONDAY - Update from the Mayor’s office via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC:

https://www.facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc/posts/293138160805976

First responders, Volunteers, people: Free Massages and Accupuncture

https://www.facebook.com/PCOMNewYork/posts/382512968491495

AMAZON DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES

The supplies from this wishlist have been delivered to the Rockaways, Breezy Point, Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate and Staten Island. Many people still need our help, so if you are able to contribute, please do. http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IHCZ6ECEY9ZL/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_BhLPqb0D77EQZ&sort=priority 

Repost: Lilia Anastasiadis and Mark Gikher

We are now helping out 11 different centers and working tirelessly around the clock. Each and every day a different community, family or relief center contacts us asking for help. They hear what we are doing and they are reaching out in hopes that we can lend a hand. Our commitment is stronger than ever and we can't turn our backs on these people!!

Many still have no power or ways to communicate other than a simple text message. Many have been thrown back into the stone ages and word of mouth is the only way they are able to get the word out. FEMA and the National Guard made their appearance and has pulled out of many places, leaving them to figure the rest out for themselves.

We can't do this without your help! If you bought one item, thank you, but please buy another one. If you shared this link before, please share it again and ask everyone you know to do the same. Many of the volunteers, including myself, are spending their own money to help with this relief effort because the supplies aren't coming in fast enough or in the quantities desperately needed. Please focus on purchasing cleaning and rebuilding supplies...that's the majority of what is needed at this point. http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IHCZ6ECEY9ZL/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_BhLPqb0D77EQZ 

Brooklyn Community Foundation

The Fund has garnered support from a broad spectrum of local donors—including founding contributions from Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, and Forest City Ratner—as well as hundreds of individual donations via online and mobile giving.

Other notable contributions include a share of proceeds from Jerry Seinfeld’s three New York area performances; Junior’s, which will donate $5 from the sale of each pumpkin cheesecake at their New York locations through November; and the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, which will collect donations throughout the winter. Many more are listed here.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the first two Requests for Proposals from the fund, to focus on coordinating efforts in the hardest hit communities and providing support to individual organizations to cover emergency needs:

1.) Community Collaborative Grants, which will provide three initial grants of $100,000 to consortia of nonprofits working to improve community-wide coordination efforts, in Red Hook (CB 6); Coney Island/Brighton Beach/Sea Gate (CB 13), and Sheepshead Bay/Gerritsen Beach/Canarsie/Manhattan Beach (CBs 15 and 18).

2.) Emergency Fast-Track Grants, which will provide up to $10,000 to Brooklyn-serving nonprofits grappling with Sandy’s aftereffects.

Requests are due next Friday, November 16, and funding decisions will be made by the end of the month. Additional RFPs will be announced in the coming weeks to address emerging recovery and rebuilding needs.

Thank you for all that you’re doing for Brooklyn. Together, we will weather this storm.

If you haven’t, please consider a donation to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund at www.brooklynrecoveryfund.org or by texting BROOKLYN to 25383.

For more information on how you can help, email development@bcfny.org or call 718-246-6886.

NYC

311 for help, downed trees, shelter information, more..

911 only for emergencies

NYC.gov Crisis Map: http://www.google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc

GOVERNOR CUOMO

Governor Cuomo Announces Homeowners will not have to pay Isurance Deductibles:

Anyone who received damage on their homes in Sandy DO NOT need to pay the deductible on their insurance claim, under Cuomo's orders.

Not many people seem to know this, spread the word to those who need it

http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/10312012hurricane-deductibles

MISSING

Missing:  Trying to locate Carol Corbett of Broad Channel. Norman and Rose are trying to find her. Email nobodieshelpingeverybody@gmail.com ASAP. ~bk

Missing: Joel Djjoedon Condell age 23

This gentleman is missing in Far Rockaway. Please contact me at melvotaw@gmail.com if anyone sees him, and I will get in touch with his family. His wife is frantic. Here is a photo of him is full name is Joel Djjoedon Condell age 23 of Jamaican decent...he was visiting his family in far Rockaway when the storm hit...his last text to his wife was around 3 PM Monday EST..she has not been able to reach him since nor has she heard anything from him...Thank You.

NYC Food & Water Distribution Locations
Hours of food distribution is 12 - 4 PM at food truck locations and 11 AM - dark at distribution centers.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hot_food.html 

Queens

Prepared/Hot Food Distribution Sites

Free Food Trucks, Sponsored by Mayor's Fund

Brooklyn

Prepared/Hot Food Distribution Sites

Free Food Trucks, Sponsored by Mayor's Fund

Staten Island

Prepared/Hot Food Distribution Sites

Free Food Trucks, Sponsored by Mayor's Fund

http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html 

From City: We need people out this weekend on our street teams, canvassing neighborhoods door to door and bringing out info, supplies and emergency help as needed in various neighborhoods.

If any of you want to help, or know of groups or individuals who want to help, our nonprofit partners will be at the Distribution Centers in Far Rockaway (all locations except Red Fern), Coney Island, Staten Island and Manhattan (all LES, East Village and Chelsea locations) at 12PM.

Please have folks go and join them to help -- we would certainly appreciate all the help we can get.

From NYC OEM - Office of Emergency Management

Exercise caution when using portable generators in order to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the most common poison-related cause of hospitalization and death in the wake of hurricanes. It is called the "silent killer" because it causes no odors or symptoms that signal a problem. When people use generators improperly - too close to homes, in garages, or outside bedroom windows - carbon monoxide can seep in and sicken or even kill.

Use portable generators safely:

FROM MAYOR BLOOMBERG

WEDNESDAY - 11/07 A significant storm is forecast to impact New York City today from approximately mid-day Wednesday through Thursday morning. Although only an inch of rain is forecast, sustained winds will reach 25 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts up from 55 to 65 miles per hour. The wind will cause a storm surge ranging from 3 to 5 feet at high tide Wednesday afternoon, with the highest surge levels forecast for the Western Long Island sound; surge levels are forecast to be slightly lower at high tide Wednesday night.

The City is taking significant precautions in advance of the storm, including halting all construction, closing all City parks, encouraging drivers to stay off the road after 5:00 PM, or to use extreme caution if they have to drive and employing door to door operations to urge people without heat to take shelter to stay warm.

While this storm is significant, under normal circumstances, it would likely result in minor coastal flooding in low-lying areas, and the normal risk of downed trees associated with these types of storms.

Because Hurricane Sandy weakened trees and caused extensive damage and debris, the predicted wind speeds present an increased risk of more downed trees and tree limbs, as well as windblown debris. All New Yorkers are urged to stay indoors during inclement conditions.

In light of the beach erosion and other damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, some of the lowest-lying areas in the city – particularly the areas flooded by last week’s storm – are vulnerable to storm surge today.

No general evacuations have been ordered, but if you experienced significant flooding during Hurricane Sandy, you should consider taking shelter with family and friends, who do not live in low-lying areas, or go to one of the City-run storm shelters.

In particular, based on analysis of the erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy, residents of Breezy Point, Hamilton Beach, and Gerristen Beach should consider taking shelter with family or friends, or at a City-run shelter. The Police Department is making announcements via loudspeakers in these neighborhoods and other areas that saw significant flooding.

A listing of shelters can be found at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html

A listing of pickup locations for buses going to shelters is here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/overnight_shelter.html

VOTE

BREAKING: via occupy sandy relief nyc

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs executive order allowing displaced New Yorkers to vote in any NY polling place: http://j.mp/PSu0Mx

Via Rockaway Relief: Governor Andrew Cuomo signs executive order allowing displaced New Yorkers to vote in any NY polling place

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/171855/cuomo-signs-executive-order-letting-nyc-voters-cast-ballots-at-any-polling-place

Buses To Polling Sites In Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island: http://www.ny1.com/content/politics/political_news/171862/buses-to-polling-sites-in-brooklyn--queens--staten-island

IMPORTANT: If you are in an area impacted by Hurricane Sandy you have until 5pm today to vote absentee. Also watch this video on how you can learn where your polling site for tomorrow has been moved to.

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/171796/decision-2012--poll-sites-relocated-due-to-sandy-damage  via Yetta Kurland

Fellow New Yorkers: your polling site may have changed because of the hurricane. Please call 1-866-VOTE-NYC to confirm your polling site. via Sarah Jenny

Unemployment Assistance

from 596 acres: Emergency unemployment assistance is available for people who cannot reach their employment as a result of the hurricane. Applications need to be in by November 30.

http://unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php/site/blog_entry/disaster_unemployment_assistance_how_workers_can_access_the_program_sandy

OCCUPY SANDY - 

Want to donate cooked food to Sandy victims but can't for whatever reasons? LocalBee has graciously agreed to donate and deliver all meals to OccupySandy, plus it's 20% cheaper than if you were buying it for yourself!

http://www.localbee.com/sandy-recovery.html 

sign up to Volunteer - they have great information on who needs help:

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/volunteer/

https://www.facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc

Donate to Occupy Sandy

http://rollingjubilee.org/

URGENT: TUESDAY NOV 20 -IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sunset Park hub greatly appreciates the hospitality of the St. Jacobi community, but as of Nov. 30, we need a new distribution/warehouse/office space. If anyone can help, please contact us ASAP

FRIDAY NOV 16 Hey everyone! We are having an in-field training on conducting home work assessments. The training will be held from 10 – 4 this Friday, 11/16.

A home work assessment involves going to an affected structure to decide:

- what type of work needs to be performed,

- what sort of safety hazards exist,

- what tools will be needed to complete the job, and

- to find out relevant information about the occupants of the building.

Home work assessments will be used to create a work order for volunteer teams, and then to schedule and dispatch those teams. They are also used to determine that a site is reasonably safe before dispatching volunteers.

We are looking for committed volunteers with some basic technical knowledge and common sense. These volunteers should be available at least two days per week to work in the field. Assessors should have good social skills and understand that many of the people you will be collecting information from will have recently experienced acute trauma.

The training will be held from 10 – 4 this Friday, 11/16.

If you are interested in attending, and are committed to long-term reconstruction, please fill out this form. Space will be limited.

Please email oscleanout@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you for everything you do.

Best, Occupy Sandy Team

11/11 - Current Needs - blankets (we have none) flashlights aaa batteries gallon ziplock bags cleaning hardware, especially brooms, flat shovels, mops masks and gloves hydrogen peroxide white vinegar any sort of baby/toddler food and formula duct and scotch tape tolitries (deoderents, tampons, soap, etc) can openers http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

By: Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

If you are sent to a recovery site, or if you are trying to locate a recovery site, please call 646-543-5324 with needs and updates from that site.

→ URGENT - ALL WEEK - We need cleaning supplies - bleach, sanitizer, sponges, gloves, soap, etc. - to send out to recovery sites. Please bring donations to the distribution hubs in Clinton Hill or Sunset Park. contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

→ Rockaway and Brooklyn hubs needs artists. Please send. For banners, signage etc. ontact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

 11/07 We need 3,000 Occupy Sandy armbands printed. Who can help? #SandyVolunteer #Sandy via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

→ Beginning tomorrow and all through the weekend, if you have car and gas, fill it with homies and go to Rockaway or Staten Island, or Red Hook or Coney Island. Every single disaster hub from the DIY to NGO, to Occupy will need help after Noreaster Athena. Also, send some +++ vibes to those who are staying behind.

ATTENTION: We need YOU to help #SandyVolunteer this week! FEMA disaster centers are shutting their doors across Staten Island and the Rockaways "due to weather" (Yes, really.) It's snowing, it's cold and people are suffering. More on that here: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121107/tottenville/staten-island-fema-disaster-center-shuts-doors-due-weather

Will you take time from your busy schedule to help us change the world? We need volunteers and donations of essential items at all of our volunteer hubs.

Visit occupysandy.org and commit to stepping up the PEOPLE POWER when our government can't provide for people in desperate need. #WEGOTTHIS!! occupysandy.org

THURSDAY NOV 8 - * Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew and St. Jacobi Church are our primary training and distribution centers. It is important that new volunteers come to one of these two locations first if at all possible. Of course, if you can't make it to one of these but can make it to one of the other locations you should go there, but please make every effort to come to one of the main distributions centers first. http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

FDNY in BROOKLYN

FDNY offers to pump out basements, remove fallen trees and clear access ways for Brooklyn residents. After a hectic week of helping distressed Brooklynites New York City Fire Department, Battalion 31, is offering residents and businesses assistance (barring emergency calls) to pump out basements, remove fallen trees and clear access ways. If you need help, please contact Community Board 2 either via email or 718.596.5410.

Citizens Committee 

Citizens Committee for NYC - will be making emergency grants available to neighborhood groups working on hurricane recovery efforts. Please stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, tell us how your neighborhood was impacted and what resources your hurricane recovery efforts require.

United Way

Volunteer opportunities - http://action.unitedwaynyc.org/page/s/sandy-volunteer-interest-form

Red Cross - how to become a volunteer from WNYC:

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/oct/30/how-help-hurricane-sandy/

More info about Red Cross: For people who would like to donate items, thank you, but unfortunately we are not able to accept clothing, food or cleaning supplies. The cost to sort, package and distribute these types of donations to disaster victims is usually greater than the cost of purchasing the items locally, and it is logistically impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in a meaningful and equitable way. For the best ways to support Sandy Relief efforts, please check this page: http://ow.ly/eYvTI

MARATHON RUNNERS

DONATE YOUR ROOMS DO NOT CANCEL! http://race2recover.com/ via a number of people..

FEMA Volunteer page:

http://m.fema.gov/howtohelp.htm

Donate Blood:

Blood Drive info find one near you! Over 100 listed all bouroughs

http://nybloodcenter.org/press-release.do?sid0=60&page_id=152&content-id=791

From Cate: Human blood bag! 120 Lawrence St in Brooklyn is stickin' and drainin' all day.

From Melissa Byrne More than 10,000 pints of blood lost in NYC as a result of cancelled blood drives due to the storm. Blood supply is at a critical level and patients across the city are in need. Please consider donating blood Saturday: Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie Street off the Graham stop on the L). from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please share!

From Marty:

We are teaming up with the New York Blood Center to host a blood drive at Brooklyn Borough Hall this Wednesday, November 7 from 10am - 4pm. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-933-2566. See flyer for more details.

Blood drive now open at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Stop by through 4:00 today to donate the gift of blood to replenish supplies affected by the storm. See flyer below for complete information.

Shelters you can volunteer at:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html

NY Sports Club: FREE SHOWERS!

"Our doors are open to help anyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy. All of our clubs are opening their doors to Hurricane Sandy victims allowing full use of our facilities. If you need to take a hot shower, charge your cell phone, or recharge your body with a stress-melting workout, our club is your club. Tell a friend. All we ask is that nonmembers bring a towel."

Find a club: http://www.mysportsclubs.com/clubsched/findclub.htm

NY OEM - Office of Emergency Management:

https://www.facebook.com/NYCemergencymanagement

Subway map as of now: 11/2/12 12:12pm

The MTA has provided a map of accessible subway lines in NYC: http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/HurricaneRecoveryMapOct312012.pdf

WNYC article with good info: 

Do you know communities that need food and water? Find out where to go here

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/nov/01/your-post-sandy-questions-answered/

Time out - how to help:

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/own-this-city-blog/how-to-help-in-new-york-city-after-hurricane-sandy?promoAllowOnce=1

Village Voice - where to help:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2012/11/where_to_eat_donate_volunteer_sandy.php

Pharmacies that Deliver:

http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/hurricane/open_pharmacies.htm

QueensNYC.com how you can help:

http://queensnyc.com/2012/11/how-you-can-help-post-hurricane-sandy-donation-and-volunteer-centers-around-queens/

Medical Volunteers needed:

Red Cross: Volunteer Health Professionals

We are recruiting medically credentialed individuals to support NYC shelters. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact HealthServices@nyredcross.org.

Maryse Mitchell-Brody Does anyone who can write medical scripts want to volunteer in the projects near the Williamsburg Bridge in Manhattan, ideally as early as tomorrow morning? There are lots of people who are homebound without insulin and other basic medical necessities due to the power outages. If you or someone you know can help, please private message or email me at reach.maryse@gmail.com and I'll put you in touch with the point of contact.

Food Bank NYC

Since before day one of Sandy's assault on our city, Food Bank For New York City has continued to serve their network of charities and needy families. Sandy's impact is so much more than damage to buildings and trees. As new supplies of water and other supplies requiring no electricity roll into their warehouse, they know that they will be able to continue to meet the needs of hunger and poverty for those who have experienced it in the past and those meeting it for the first time as a result of this disaster. To join them in the fight, please: Donate Now, Volunteer, and Donate Food.

http://www.foodbanknyc.org/

As part of our #FoodForThought campaign, my company CourseHorse is providing meals for FREE through the Food Bank for NYC. All people have to do is sign up here: http://cohor.se/VOoV4x and we will donate a meal.

GAS: Emergency vehicles and operations have first dibs on all gas.

http://nytwa.org/

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/gas/

http://gasbuddy.com/sandy/

Here's a map of sites accepting volunteers & donations today: https://t.co/tm4EgJk

\#nycvolunteerathon #sandyvolunteer

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 - GAS

Free gas will be given out at these locations TODAY in Rockway.

• Beach 129 Street and Newport Ave at 10:00AM.

• West 17th Road and Crossbay Blvd at 10:30AM.

From Marty THURSDAY NOV 8

Gas rationing will be based on whether your license plate is odd or even numbered. Starting 6:00 AM Friday

• Vehicles with license plates ending in an even number or the number “0” can make purchases of motor fuel on even numbered days.

• Vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number can make purchases of motor fuel on odd numbered days.

• Vehicles with licenses plates ending in a letter or other character can make purchases on odd numbered days.

• Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses and paratransit vehicles, Medical Doctor (MD) plates and vehicles licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are exempt.

NY State

Hotline for Sandy Recovery Help: 888-769-7243 / 518-485-1159

NYC : A new emergency hotline is now available for residents or businesses whose property was damaged or destroyed: 855-NYS-SANDY (855-697-7263).

Small Business help from NYC gov:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/home/home.shtml

Federal Disaster Assistance

Anyone affected by Sandy (homeowners, renters, and businesses) can apply for federal disaster assistance. Register at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Have the following information ready before you call: Address of affected property, Insurance information, Social Security number

FRIDAY NOV 9

1 800 621 3362. Call FEMA today. Hold tome is only 10 minutes. They are turning benefits around really fast. from 596 acres

- FEMA -- Brooklyn has been declared eligible for Individual Assistance up to $31,400, this is direct aid for losses caused by the Hurricane that are not covered by insurance. FEMA has a number of assistance programs that you can speak to them about, including rental payments for temporary housing if your house is unlivable, as well as grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items. Unemployment payments may also become available to assist workers who temporarily lost their jobs because of the storm. For programs related to your home, we've been told you should register with FEMA first (link and phone number below), then call your insurance company. FEMA will come out after your insurance company, and they will need to know the company's damage estimates.

Phone: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585, Online: www.disasterassistance.gov

IMPORTANT: -- Cleaning Costs -- These costs may be reimbursable, whether through insurance or disaster aid, so keep all receipts for all work you have done or equipment (pumps, etc.) you purchase. -- Pictures -- I can't stress enough how important it is that you document all of the damage as much as you possibly can. Pictures are vital.

From Marty: DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN BROOKLYN

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open today in Brooklyn for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The DRC will operate at MCU Cyclone Stadium, 1904 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions about available disaster assistance programs and the registration process.

Individuals may register for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They may also apply by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. Users of 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week until further notice.

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 - MORE ON FEMA: A message from the Manhattan Borough Presidents Office:

If you suffered losses to your home or business due to Hurricane Sandy, you may qualify for relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Post-Sandy Disaster Assistance Centers are being operated by FEMA and SBA throughout Lower Manhattan this week. You can visit any of these centers to speak with FEMA and SBA staff members who will provide guidance on applying for disaster assistance and answer your questions. Please note, with the exception of 79 John Street, the sites will be operational this week only.

These sites are staffed by FEMA:

RIDESHARES

ROCKAWAY RIDESHARING:

Rideshare 1: This group created a ridesharing file, so people who have extra seats can offer to carpool with people who need a lift.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RockawaysHurricaneSandy/doc/384373908309818/

Rideshare 2: http://www.gowanusstudio.org/relief/rideshare.html via 596 acres and gowanus studios

Rideshare 3:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AsllQBmF1PC7dFdJQVVuaVY4VEhYSGgzSVppVjFIdWc&single=true&gid=0&output=html

Rideshare 4: ALL WEEKEND from Transit Forward

SATURDAY: GET ON THE BUS for SANDY RELIEF

Pick up locations

RIDESHARE 5: NEW FERRY SERVICE!

http://www.mikebloomberg.com/index.cfm?objectid=E6097916-C29C-7CA2-F3E178521AB9B835

Mayor Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak today announced a partnership to provide temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan while subway service on that route is suspended. Seastreak will operate the ferry service beginning Monday, November 12. Ferries will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive, where the Economic Development Corporation has been working to install a temporary landing, and stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan with free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown. The service will start at 5:45 AM in the Rockaways with ferries departing for Manhattan regularly until 9:20 AM, with regular service resuming during the evening rush. One-way fares will be $2.

Rideshare 5: SATURDAY NOV 10 from MoveOn.org

There's a huge all-hands-on-deck call for volunteers tomorrow, Saturday, November 10. An amazing local organization, New York Communities for Change, is sending out volunteers to knock on every single door in the Rockaways to make sure that every resident in that devastated and largely low-income community gets the aid they need. Conditions are deteriorating—but with a huge showing on Saturday, we can help thousands of people.

Please come out if you possibly can. Here's the info:

Come volunteer on Saturday to assess the needs of Rockaways residents and to deliver aid. Bring your smartphone, if you have one, so that you can use it to enter needs assessment data to help get aid out to the right places as quickly as possible. If you plan on volunteering, please RSVP by emailing nyccvolunteer@gmail.com or by calling (347) 410-6919 ext 285.

If you have car and can drive other volunteers, or if you want to volunteer but need a ride, please come to the conveniently-located NYCC office in Downtown Brooklyn at 10 a.m. on Saturday. From there, volunteers will be dispatched to the Rockaways. The address is 2-4 Nevins St., 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. If you already have a carload of friends ready to go, you can go straight out to the Rockaways to meet at 11 a.m., but don't forget to RSVP first to find out exactly where to go!

Can't make it to Brooklyn tomorrow? You can still help. Here is a list of other volunteer and donation opportunities throughout New York City and New Jersey.

Thanks for all you do.

–Lenore, Wes, Laura, Marika, and the rest of the team

Dropoff locations & volunteer info below

 

ALL WEEK & MONTH - LIBRARY BRANCHES: New Drop off locations for you all....coats blankets hats flashlights you name it take a peek and share... You guessed it Public library...you rock!

Some will only take coats...others are geared solely to SANDY RELIEF....

http://brooklyn.about.com/od/Hurricanes-Storms-Earthquakes/a/Want-To-Donate-Goods-For-Hurricane-Relief-Try-Brooklyn-Public-Library-Branches.htm 

CONEY ISLAND

THURSDAY NOV 29 - Business Restoration Event

Stop by this Tom's Restaurant this Thursday from 2pm - 5pm for one-on-one assistance from business restoration professionals to help get your business back up and running.

Come by for personalized help with:

ALL WEEK - THE RESTORE YANA PROJECT

Support 'THE RESTORE YANA PROJECT' to help with the sustainable revival of the Rockaways post-hurricane Sandy. www.bit.ly/restoresandy 

An amazing project, with a community that can truly use your help! Please consider supporting this cause. www.bit.ly/restoreyana 

ALL WEEK & MONTH - LIBRARY BRANCHES: New Drop off locations for you all....coats blankets hats flashlights you name it take a peek and share... You guessed it Public library...you rock!

Some will only take coats...others are geared solely to SANDY RELIEF....

http://brooklyn.about.com/od/Hurricanes-Storms-Earthquakes/a/Want-To-Donate-Goods-For-Hurricane-Relief-Try-Brooklyn-Public-Library-Branches.htm 

ALL WEEK via Marty - The following organizations are looking for relief supplies:

Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS) -blankets -socks -gloves -canned food -and any basic necessities UNS is located at 1718 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224. If you have anything to donate, please call Mathylde Frontus, Executive Director, at 718-801-1054, to arrange a drop off.

Salt & Sea Mission -clothing-blankets-baby food and diapers-plastic gloves-black bags-face masks Salt & Sea Mission is located at 1530 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Please be advised that the phone (718-372-3576) is not working at this time. However, the organization is open every day. In addition, you should be able to reach Pastor Debbe Santiago or Rocco Brescia via email at purplepastorj@aol.com. Salt & Sea Mission is also looking for a new space in Coney Island as well as looking to rent a trail to work out of, if anyone can offer any assistance with this.

ALL WEEK From Michelle LaDue: "This weekend Volunteers from Acupuncturists without Boarders joined with 'Yoga on the Rocks' a Yoga studio in Rockaway Beach, to provide healing services to the local community, relief workers, and volunteers. We will be an ongoing clinic open everyday from 11-6 offering Free Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal medicine and flower essences at 198 beach 92nd St. upstairs above Boarders Surf Shop. Please come by and receive the benefits of relaxation, energy, mental clarity, better sleep. Pass it on. Thanks." Neighbors, head down there and treat yourselves if you can. We could all use it! via Rockaway Emergency Plan

ALL WEEK - URGENT CALL OF VOLUNTEERS! - BROOKLYN

show up anytime between 2 and 4

HUGE delivery is arriving from some wonderful people from BOSTON who started their journey down to Coney Island early this morning... They're coming in a UHAUL and an RV MOTORHOME filled to the brim with supplies and food... We need people to help unload! THANK YOU!!!!

Cristo Viene Church

2102 Mermaid Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2102+Mermaid+Avenue%2C+Brooklyn%2C+NY&ll=40.576038%2C-73.988028&spn=0.008263%2C0.018175&client=safari&oe=UTF-8&hnear=2102+Mermaid+Ave%2C+Brooklyn%2C+Kings%2C+New+York+11224&gl=us&t=m&z=16 

Please SHARE! You might not be able to volunteer, but someone you know may be able to! The more people that see this the better chance we have at forming a nice helpful posse! Thank you!!!! SPREAD LOVE

ALL WEEK DONATIONS NEEDS (BROOKLYN/QUEENS/STATEN ISLAND):

We've made calls and scouted majority of the relief locations. EVERYONE seems to be OVERWHELMED with CLOTHING!

The needs of the communities with devastated homes are cleaning products like:

bleach, large garbage bags, mops, gloves, masks, brooms, shovels, paper towels,

Also, brand new socks/underwear are also useful.

Besides this, toiletries are always needed and go fast.

Please feel free to drop these items off yourself or order them from the wishlist to be distributed to all locations based on their needs.

http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IHCZ6ECEY9ZL/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_wrbNqb1F5R5K3  If someone is still aware of families in need of clothing, especially for their children or babies, please let us know and we can prepare and deliver a package to them. via Help Brooklyn - Sandy Victims

ALL WEEK An update from the SCI volunteers who did a donation drop-off at Our Lady of Solace church site yesterday: the operations there are still welcoming material donations and volunteers with open arms. Just show up! Our Lady of Solace, 2866 West 17th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11224. Canned food, baby wipes, diapers size 5 all needed & appreciated.

ALL WEEK via Coney Recovers Thank you everyone who came out and volunteered this past week and weekend, we really appreciate all your hard work!

We are pleased to announce the launch of #ConeyRecovers, an initiative of the newly formed Alliance for Coney Island. Visit ConeyRecovers.org to donate to the #ConeyRecovers fund for storm relief, learn about volunteer opportunities and other ways to help, and access resources for resident and business assistance.

Please donate if you can - your generosity will help Coney Island get back on its feet and recover from this devastating storm. Coney thanks you!

Donation Information

Please visit ConeyRecovers.org to donate to the #ConeyRecovers fund.

Donation requests to help with Sunday's and Monday's distribution to residents and children: Backpacks, Notebooks, Other school supplies, Blankets, Cleaning supplies, Canned goods, Nonperishable goods, Infant diapers, Heavy duty contractor bags,

Please bring the donations to MCU Parking Lot located at West 17th Street and Surf Avenue (1904 Surf Avenue) beginning at 9AM.

Please note that bathroom access on site will be very limited.

The D, F, N and Q are now running to Coney Island! You can refer to MTA.info for latest transit updates.

Please forward this to all of your networks.

Additional Resources

Please refer to these additional resources for updates and further information:

- #ConeyRecovers

- Facebook

- Twitter

- www.NYC.gov

- Twitter feeds for NotifyNYC, the Mayor's Office, and NYCGOV

ALL WEEK REPOST: Coney Island still in need of donations and supplies (still no power, heat or water):

Deborah Carter is the main contact for the Resident Association for Gravesend Houses and is working with all other city housing residents in the Coney Island area. I have been checking in with her daily. They still need: Toiletries for men, women, children and babies, non-perishable food especially can goods (bu

t hot food would be greatly appreciated), cleaning supplies, clothes in ALL sizes (especially coats or warm clothes), water, $$$ donations (any amount counts $5, $10, $20 etc), batteries, blankets, flashlights, toilet paper and some over the counter medicine. Because of the change in weather she said a lot of people are getting sick with colds. Please send your donations Deborah's office: 2793 West 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224. If you would like to speak with her directly inbox "Giving Back to those Affected by Sandy" for the number. She is working really hard for her community. thanks all.

ALL WEEK http://coneyrecovers.org/ We are pleased to announce the launch of #ConeyRecovers, an initiative of the newly formed Alliance for Coney Island. Visit ConeyRecovers.org to donate to the #ConeyRecovers fund for storm relief, learn about volunteer opportunities and other ways to help, and access resources for resident and business assistance. Please donate if you can - your generosity will help Coney Island get back on its feet and recover from this devastating storm. Coney thanks you!

ALL WEEK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Friday 11/9 – Brooklyn – PLEASE RE-POST

Coney Island/Brighton Beach/Sheepshead Bay Tomorrow:

Teams will be dispatched to bring food/water/supplies to priority buildings in these neighborhoods and additional canvassing for Sheepshead Bay, which hasn't received as much attention!

Address: Based from the Shorefront Y (3300 Coney Island Ave)

Time: 10:30am - 3pm

Contact: please come to Shorefront and find Ritaly Rapaport, the on-site coordinator there tomorrow.

If you have a group that can come down with 3-4 people, gas and a car, call Eugene Klig, COJECO in the morning – 917-744-2600 – email: cojeco.volunteers@gmail.com

ALL WEEK ‎"Ruby’s Bar, which is open for the first time since the hurricane, will be collecting donations of clothing, coats, blankets and other items for the Coney Island relief effort. Paul’s Daughter is donating all proceeds from weekend sales to the Coney Island History Project, whose free exhibit center was wrecked by the storm, and to Occupy Sandy’s relief effort in Coney Island." http://amusingthezillion.com/2012/11/09/update-on-coney-islands-amusement-area-after-sandy/

ALL WEEKEND This weekend in Coney Island - via NYC Service - https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/IRF/Handlers/Campaign/Attachments.ashx?attachmentId=b34696f9-23ea-4b94-9edd-f8186f18effc

ALL WEEK - Please sign-up to volunteer this Saturday with the link below. Volunteering will begin at 9am, with sign-in at Tom's Coney Island,Brooklyn New York.

https://nycedc.wufoo.com/forms/coney-island-volunteer-form/

ALL WEEK - Bilingual volunteers needed to register Coney Island residents for FEMA on the phone. See the attached flyer for details and contact Share 4 Life...http://instagram.com/p/RwGJoVTMBX/

ALL WEEK The “Alliance for Coney Island” today launched ConeyRecovers.org, a multipronged relief and recovery effort to help Coney Island residents and businesses dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

While much of Coney Island is still without power or heat, the “Alliance for Coney Island” has established ConeyRecovers.org and #ConeyRecovers, to focus and gather donations and volunteers to assist all neighborhood relief and recovery efforts. The website is a central information location for people who live in the area to learn about where they can get assistance.

http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/news/?article_id=1506

ALL WEEK - Masbia

COLLECTING PROPANE ONLY: 11/5 to 11/8, 10am to 9pm at Masbia. Masbia Kosher Community Kitchen

6pm to 9pm, Sun- Thurs

1372 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11230

Volunteer dishwashers desperately needed! Last week, Masbia prepared over 3,000 meals to feed the displaced in Coney Island. We need hardworking adults who can help us wash our pots and sheet pans as well as some other tasks, so we can continue to feed and serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy in the area. Please call 718-972-4446 ext 210 or walk-in.

ALL WEEK - Seagate Low-income Senior Housing

Tuesday 11/6/12, 11am- 2pm

3811 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Met Council's Abraham I and II residences do not have power or heating due to the storm and our low-income seniors had to be evacuated on short notice. We need volunteers to help collect essential items that were left behind for our clients. PLEASE BRING FLASHLIGHTS- this opportunity is suitable only for adults, be prepared to climb stairs.

CONFIRM BY EMAILING- metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com with SEAGATE subject line.

ALL WEEK Mobile Medical Clinic has been set up today in Coney Island - 2828 Neptune Avenue between 28th & 29th Street. Please Share info with folks in need. #SandyAid

ALL WEEK - ‎"CROWD SOURCING FOR INFORMATION - HELP NEEDED! We just put together a very simple Google Doc where we are compiling exact building addresses that require our continued assistance. This document likewise will list where volunteers are needed, where donations are being accepted, etc. If you have been volunteering and have additional information, please add it! If you are looking to volunteer, this is a guide for where to go and how to help. http://bit.ly/CojecoSandyResponse Please also see the accompanying map to identify buildings in need: http://goo.gl/maps/QHOVX

As you know the RAJE Center was decimated in the storm. The RAJE headquarters serves hundreds of students each week with both critical RAJE Fellowship programming, as well as meeting the needs of the growing community of RAJE alumni, both during the week and on Shabbat. We all came together to do as much clean-up as can be done without special equipment and actual construction.

For RAJE to rebuild immediate funds need to be raised. RAJE is not eligible for FEMA grants, only for a possible loan which would need to be repaid with interest, it’s up to us to raise funds to rebuild. Let’s all come together to donate as much as we can and ask family members and friends to do the same! If you can please go to rajeusa.com and make a donation.

ALL WEEK - To volunteer contact Jacob Stolar at JStolar@jasa.org or 212-991-6572 Volunteers are most needed in Brooklyn:

* Carrying supplies up 7-20 flights of stairs to homebound seniors at

3601 Surf Ave, 3161 Brighton 6th St, and 161 Corbin Place

* Driving social workers to check on clients

JASA's first priority is the safety and security of our seniors. Along

with the rest of New York, we have been significantly affected by

Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The vast majority of our services are

now up and running thanks to the dedication of our incredible staff.

However, our housing has been hard hit due to location and many of our

buildings were evacuated. We are  actively working with local utilities

and authorities to restore power  and repair damage as quickly as

possible. But, there is much more to be  done.

WEDNESDAY NOV 21 Call for donations tomorrow in Coney Island. Beginning at 9:30am until 2pm on Thanksgiving, we will be accepting donations of the following:

-Canned goods

-Paper goods (Plates, Forks, Napkins)

-Baby food

Please help us bring Thanksgiving to Coney Island residents!

http://coneyrecovers.org/post/36224361995/call-for-donations-tomorrow-in-coney-island 

WEDNESDAY NOV 21 CONEY ISLAND DONATIONS NEEDED: at 2828 Neptune Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224. Coney Island Gospel Assembly has been helping their community, most living way below the poverty level and now dealing with the aftermath of the storm. We have been communicating with Pastor Connie who has provided us with the following list of needs. If you can drop these kinds of things off, please do. Non perishable food

Similac Sensitive Formula, Baby wipes, Cleaning supplies, Mops, Brooms, Dust pans, Pails, Towels, Juice, Powdered milk, Bread, Eggs, Cheese, Fresh milk, Butter, Cream cheese, Bathroom tissue, Paper towels, Facial tissue, Deserts, Cookies, Rice, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard, Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Tea bags

at 2828 Neptune Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224.

TUESDAY NOV 20  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TODAY TUESDAY 11/20

BROOKLYN, CONEY ISLAND

Looking for Volunteers to organize clothing and supervise distribution in Coney Island at Coney Island Gospel Assembly. We were going to do it Wednesday but since it will be raining we need to reschedule. Please come to 2828 Neptune Avenue Brooklyn. If you have a table and can bring one that would be great! 10am until we are done!

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=coney+Island+at+Coney+Island+Gospel+Assembly&hl=en&client=safari&fb=1&gl=us&hq=coney+Island+at+Gospel+Assembly&hnear=0x89c24435c8218557%3A0xed32d566b1b0aa81%2CConey+Island&cid=0%2C0%2C13017797809945962725&t=m&z=16 

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY NOV 16-18 via  Coney Island on facebook

Please come out and volunteer tomorrow and Friday. We need volunteers to arrive by 9AM sharp at MCU Park parking lot.

We also need donations of:

-Baby food

-Baby diapers

-Batteries

-Flashlights

-Blankets

-Personal hygiene products

-Gloves and hats for all sizes, no other clothing please!

SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOV 17 - 18 via Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

Calling all Coney volunteers! See you at Tom's Coney Island,Brooklyn New York at 10AM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOV 17 - 18 Call for volunteers in Coney Island tomorrow!

For early risers, we need about 20 people at the Relief Village in MCU Park parking lot (1904 Surf Avenue) at 9AM.

Everyone else: please come to Tom's Coney Island,Brooklyn New York at 10AM to sign-in and receive tasks for the day.

We are asking for donations of:

-Diapers

-Baby food

-Canned goods

-Toilet Paper

-Blankets

If you have questions, please email info@coneyrecovers.org

TUESDAY NOV 13 We are still looking for donations of household cleaning supplies, diapers, and outdoor cleaning supplies at 1904 Surf Avenue. NO CLOTHING PLEASE. #ConeyRecovers

SATURDAY NOV 10 - from the city NYC Service and New York Cares have organized a citywide day of service to aid areas of the city hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Bloomberg will greet volunteers at City Hall at 9:00 AM, where they will meet and be bussed to their service sites.

Service projects kick-off at 11:30 AM at the following locations:

SATURDAY NOV 10 Got a car? We have had a great out-pouring of support from great people like you. Thank you so much! Now that we have so many people, transportation is a HUGE challenge. If you can drive your vehicle down, we want to work with you to make sure that we have transportation for all of these great volunteers.

Don't forget to RSVP to social@caiparks.com!

SATURDAY NOV 10 - Via Lola Staar & Debi Ryan: Please donate school supplies at MCU Park Tomorrow 9-5

We are having a big party on Monday with face painting & circus performers to lighten the spirits of the Coney Island kids who lost everything in the storm! These kids, many of who didn't have a whole lot to begin with, lost all of their school supplies in Hurricane Sandy! We want to be prepared when their schools, which are also all closed due to flooding, open once again. Please bring school supplies to MCU Park tomorrow from 9-5. I am going to head over to Costco in a few hours to pick up a bunch of school supplies to donate. Please message me if you'd like to make a monetary donation and have me pick up a bunch of supplies to donate for you!

We are in the process of organizing a children's event on Monday at MCU Park. Schools are closed for Veterans Day. We would like to use it to distribute hot food, school supplies and raise the spirits of all these kids that have spent this whole time in the cold and dark.

We are looking to collect the following school supplies:

Backpack, Lunchbox, Pencils, Crayons, Colored pencils, Markers, Zipper pencil case, Erasers, Sharpener, Book sock, Black white notebooks

I am sure you recognize that with the large number of children we are looking to assist, it would be appreciated if we could keep these items fairly generic to prevent any disappointments. Buying bulk items from the dollar store, as an example, both increases how far a dollar can go, and allows for more uniform distribution. Items should be dropped off on Saturday at MCU Park located on Surf Ave at W 18th Street between 9 am and 5 pm.

We are also looking for Face Painters and Children's Entertainers.

The event will begin at 10 am. As more details are formalized I will give you updates, but am seeking assistance from anyone who may be interested in helping to get this organized.

Thank you so much for all that you have done for those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

FRIDAY NOV 9 - Help Brooklyn - Sandy Victims

Large empty cardboard boxes needed at Amore Rent a Car, 2721 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224. There are a lot of donations which are being sorted and sent to affected areas but boxes are needed for packaging. If you can please drop them off. Thank you

THURSDAY NOV 8Volunteers Needed - Amethyst Women's Project, Inc.

1907 Mermaid Ave.Coney Island , NY 11224 http://www.awp-ci.org/

They have no support, no lights, no food, no clothing....and most of all in need of volunteers. They have been out in the streets everyday trying to bring hope and a hot meal to the residences of Coney Island.

From Luna Park NYC - Help Coney Island Recover from Hurricane Sandy

GIVE 4 hours of your time and GET 4 hours of free rides!

Volunteer to help us clean-up Coney Island, and we’ll reward you with an unlimited ride, four-hour wristband to Luna Park in 2013.

Hurricane Sandy hit Coney Island very hard. Flood waters reached 6 feet, and many residents are still without power and water. Coney Island needs YOUR support to get back on its feet! This weekend, supporters of Coney Island are gathering on the boardwalk and we would appreciate YOU joining the effort.

Who: You and your friends

What: Coney Island Clean Up

Where: Check in at Luna Park – Surf Ave. & W.10th St, across from the Cyclone

When: Sat and Sun, Nov 10th and 11th starting at 9AM – 5PM

Why: Doing Good feels good

RSVP required - social@caiparks.com.

THURSDAY NOV 8 Our Lady of Solace Church at 2866 West 17th Street is open again today with FEMA and other government agencies ready to help with applications and distribute food. If you can, please come down and donate the following:

Canned goods

Blankets

Individually wrapped sandwiches

THURSDAY NOV 8 - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

We are continuing to prepare and serve hot food and sandwiches to families in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Red Hook and other affected areas through the weekend. It looks like Mother Nature is going to ease up this weekend and hopefully the utilities can get the power back on.

Thousands of people have not had hot meal in over a week.

We still need volunteers at Two Boots to help prepare and portion food.

It is still difficult getting food to those in need. Many elderly in big apartment buildings can’t get to the relief centers. Many relief centers close early because people are afraid to come out after dark. If there are any able-bodied souls who are willing to help deliver food to apartments in high-rises please go to the OccupySandy website or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253.

If anyone knows of specific addresses that need help contact Lina by responding to this post or call Two Boots at 718 499 3253.

We are going to be driving around neighborhoods, bringing the hot food directly to residents. Many relief centers are overwhelmed and don't have the staff to distribute food.

We still need volunteers with cars to deliver and serve hot food, respond to this post or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253. (by the way, Lina is the shit!)

Much thanks to Back to The Land Natural Foods, Al Di La, and Pino's Pizza for their generous donations. We will start using the kitchen Old First Church on Carroll St this week.

In addition Rev. Daniel Meeter has set up a way for us to collect donations through the church. If you would like to donate to our effort please Make check to:

Old First Reformed Church (memo "Sandy Relief Kitchen")

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll St

Brooklyn NY 11215

Thanks to all the volunteers and local businesses who have stepped up. Special thanks to Stacey, Lina and Nadia( I don't know what I would do without you guys). It's truly heartwarming to see so many people coming together to help those devastated by the hurricane.

Andy

WEDNESDAY 11/07

Urgent call for Russian speakers at another location, according to COJECO: Folks, we need volunteers at Shorefront Y ASAP! If you're available right now, please head over to 3300 Coney Island Ave and find David Cohen. With the storm setting in, we need to distribute as much food/water/supplies/medicine as we can!!"

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Volunteers in Coney Island need help doing follow-ups to shut-ins before the brunt of the storm hits.

Volunteers should come to Coney Island until 5PM to: 2828 Neptune Avenue

Please be advised that there is a storm approaching. Many residents are in need and will be without warmth! Please come out and help if you can!

Please bring these items to distribute:

Blankets, Hand/foot warmers, Flashlights

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Coney Island Housing Projects! 2935 W33 Street [near Surf Ave] we are setting up a food distribution center on the ground tomorrow at 12:30

WEDNESDAY 11/07 - We need food at Our Lady of Solace! There is no food to give out to hungry people. Please, if you can, come to: The Shrine Church of Our Lady Of Solace at 2866 West 17th Street - Brooklyn, New York 11224 with donations of non-perishable goods, canned goods, individually packed sandwiches before noon (the location is closing early today because of the storm). People are hungry and cold and in need of your generosity!

TUESDAY NOV 6The biggest problem in Coney Island now, Councilman Domenic Recchia said, is the gas shortage. "I have generators that can light up 50 buildings but I need gas to run them," he said. And not just for the residents. "I need 50 gallons of gas to run the generators or I'm going to have a bunch of dead fish," he said, referring to now-endangered aquarium in his district.

TUESDAY NOV 6

ICNA Relief: Brighton Beach – Shama Restaurant, 232 Neptune Ave – volunteers to help clean and distribute food and blankets

Tabernacle Church (Iglesia El Tabernaculo): Coney Island – 2769 Stillwell Ave. – fruit, toothbrushes, TP, blankets, mops, cleaning supplies, gloves, deodorant, shovels

Coney Island Geriatric: Coney Island – 2904 Neptune Ave – garbage bags, have no gloves, need volunteers

Coney Island Geriatric: Coney Island – 3109 Brighton and 7th St. – water, blankets, food

Red Cross Supply Truck: Coney Island – 35th and Surf Avenue – cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, bleach

Red Cross Supply Site: Coney Island – 23rd and Surf Avenue – blankets, water, flashlights, medical supplies

Gravesend Houses: Coney Island – 31st and Surf Avenue (3030 Surf Ave) – hot food for 200+ people, blankets, toothpaste/brushes, soap, batteries (C,A,D), flashlights, candles, TP, shampoo, conditioner — no clothes

NYCHA Housing Project and Community Center: Coney Island – 2315 Surf Ave – volunteers, baby and adult diapers, female sanitary needs, toiletries, blankets, wipes, non-perishable edible food, soap, socks – no clothes

FEMA: Coney Island – W. 19th St and Surf Ave – diapers, wipes, water

Coney Island Houses: Coney Island – 3030 Surf Avenue at W 30th St – utensils and paper plates, blankets, hand and foot warmers, batteries, flashlights, buckets, medical supplies (insulin, inhalers, painkillers).

City Economic Development Corp: Coney Island – 1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St. – volunteers

Gravesend House: Coney Island – 27-93 West 33rd – hot food, warm clothes, flashlights

O’dwyer House TA President: Coney Island – West 33rd/ Surf Avenue – flashlights, batteries, candles, matches, water, pajamas, soups, cleaning supplies, hot food and sandwiches.

Sidelines Bar: Coney Island – 1932 Stillwell Ave – food, serving trays

Resurrection School: Coney Island – 2750 Gerritsen Avenue – hats, blankets, warm clothes, batteries, urgently needs socks and underwear

Esther Lamm Food is needed urgently! Hot food or non-parishables will be accepted. Bring to 2770 West 5th St - for distribution to Warbass buildings! KOsher & non-Kosher meals .. Message me or call me for details! 917-767-3570

Sunday, November 4 - We will be organizing volunteers again tomorrow in Coney, come to the Boardwalk & Stillwell Avenue at 9am through the afternoon. Please come out to help, we need all the help we can get! via coney island on FB

Location 1: Iglesia El Tabernaculo. They have specifically requested an electrician. The site was completely flooded and they are hesitant to plug anything in until an electrician has confirmed it is safe. Specific needs include non perishablegoods; crackers, chips, etc, no canned goods if possible; hot food; paper and plastic dishes, utensils; serving trays, sternos; winter clothes, hats, gloves; candles; toiletries; pet food Also, people still without power so candles, flashlights most appreciated. Open until 7pm. 2769 Stillwell Ave.

Location 2: Please be advised that the FEMA and donation site have been moved indoors to: The Shrine Church of Our Lady Of Solace at 2866 West 17th Street Brooklyn, New York 11224 We are looking for donations of: nonperishable goods, individually wrapped sandwiches, toilet paper, baby formula, diapers, blankets, outerwear and baby clothes. Thank you so much for your help!

From Coney Island USA:

CONEY ISLAND USA SUFFERS FLOODING FROM HURRICANE SANDY, CAUSING DAMAGE TO ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR (SIDESHOW, FREAK BAR AND GIFT SHOP)! DONATIONS APPRECIATED!!

We could use the following to assist in cleaning up our flooded Ground floor at 1208 Surf Ave. - Daily food for workers, coffee maker, filters, coffee, dehumidifiers, fans, squeegees, mops, mop buckets, protective clothing such as hazmat suits, household heavy duty rubber gloves, N95 disposable respirators, paper towels, cleaning cloths, brooms, Lysol concentrated cleaner, disinfectant. If you are able to donate any of the above items, we would kindly accept them from Noon - 6pm, seven days a week. Please bring or ship to Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn NY 11224. We are between Stillwell Ave and West 12th street.

We are seeking volunteers who have experience doing flooded condition clean up. Preferably you have a respirator and protective clothing as safety is a priority in these conditions. Please email us at ciusacleanup@gmail.com.

HOW ELSE YOU CAN HELP:

Make a tax-exempt donation with a Credit Card by clicking here 

via cleanup sheepshead bay on FB:

John Lisyanskiy is organizing volunteers to help NYPD and FDNY teams with the evacuation of the seniors from Warbass high rise buildings. When: 10:30 AM Where: temporary command (community room) 2770 West 5th Street. Contact: John Lisyanskiy john.lisyanskiy@gmail.com

UPDATE MONDAY 11pm: Repost : John Lisyanskiy It's one week since the storm hit. We are continuing to serve many residents in Warbass. There are more lights! Building 1, 3 & 4 are up, with some partial elevator operations. Residents in buildings 2 & 5 are still in very deep misery with no power and heat. While the number of those we have provided food, water and other necessities over the weekend has declined since some of the power came back, we are still a life line to over 150 people whom we were able to identify as trapped in the buildings and are in dire need.  We are back tomorrow to deliver more supplies to them and monitor their well being. We need your help! We are talking about 150 people whom without our help will be potentially starving. We are based out of 2770 West 5th Community/Command Center and will begin at 10:30 am. Thank you all, without you this would never be possible. Sincerely, John

- RAJE & The UJA Federation of NY Russian Division have established a base in Flatbush where supplies supplies such as clothing, food, water and toiletrieswhere brought in last night and need to be distributed to storm victims in the area. Volunteers, especially volunteers with gas and cars are needed to help distribute to centers and families in the area. Contact Esther Lamm estherlamm@gmail.com 917-767-3570 or myself rbuyanov@gmail.com 917-373-5457 for the address. We will be deploying volunteer teams from 11:00 AM onward.

- COJECO is organizing volunteers to bring water, food, and supplies up to home-bound residents. Where: 2911 West 36th St Lobby, at Mermaid Ave When: 11:00am – 3:00 PM. Contact: Lisa Klig at Lisa@cojeco.org Cell: 908-230-7380

- The shelter at FDR High School on 20th Avenue & 58th Street will need volunteers after 6:00 PM today, Sunday November 4th.

- Food and volunteers from COJO will be arriving at the Shorefront Y by 11am tomorrow MONDAY. Please arrive at the Shorefront Y at 11am. We will need to package the food, survey the surrounding area and make deliveries. What to bring: bring supplies such as notepad, pen, flashlight, and a back pack to carry food. If you can donate: things such as canned food, toilet paper, baby wipes, water, etc would be wonderful. Most importantly bring yourself.

Please contact Anna Bronfman ab4387@nyu.edu

From Marty on Friday: Shelter shuttle buses wil be available at MCU Park in Coney Island - MCU park is the parking lot where the Brooklyn Cyclones play!

From Marty on Sunday around 7pm: Latest information from NYCHA: Of 390 buildings citywide that lost power, 287 have been restored. Unfortunately, because water has to be pumped out of basements and meter areas, only four of the 390 buildings have heat. NYCHA is working around the clock to get the water out and boilers back online.

Of the 699 elevators taken out of service, 485 are running again.

Right now, the other priority is getting blankets and flashlights to NYCHA residents. A shipment of blankets is being planned for Coney Island, and attempts are being made by groups in Red Hook to bring in portable heaters there.

We also expressed concern over the fact that more has to be done at Gowanus Houses.

NYCHA says it will begin posting updates on power, heat and elevator restoration on their website and keep elected officials up to date on their progress.

The Warbasse buildings are full of senior citizens who can not go up and down 23 flights of stairs especially with food and water. The food that was being distributed to them is running out. Please bring food donations to 2770 west 5th street to the warbasse community room.

Tomorrow there will be a food truck on Brighton Beach ave and Coney Island ave that can use volunteers to distribute food and possibly even distribute it to the Warbasse area. The truck will be there at 11 am and will need help then! via Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

Saturday and Sunday - 9 am to 6 pm: Help with resident and merchant outreach, area clean-up, and other relief efforts. Meet on the Boardwalk and W. 10 Street at 9am. Dress warmly, wear sturdy footwear or boots, and bring work gloves. Bring your own flashlight (with extra batteries), a backpack, and snacks/water for yourself for the day. via Deanna Bitetti

Saturday and Sunday -  9am to sunset: Please help us clean up Seagate. Volunteers should come prepared with gloves, high boots, and cleaning supplies and meet at 3700 Surf Avenue. At the gate please identify yourselves as volunteers from the Public Advocate’s Office. Jeff and Tammy will be on hand to organize volunteers. Please contact the Shomrim Command Center with any questions, 718-705-9666. via Deanna Bitetti

Surf Ave Playground West 25th and Surf Ave Coney Island, Brooklyn

From City: We need people out this weekend on our street teams, canvassing neighborhoods door to door and bringing out info, supplies and emergency help as needed in various neighborhoods.

If any of you want to help, or know of groups or individuals who want to help, our nonprofit partners will be at the Distribution Centers in at 12PM.

Please have folks go and join them to help -- we would certainly appreciate all the help we can get.

PLEASE READ/SHARE, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York REALLY needs a LOT of help. Coney Island is in a terrible state and they need the following items:

FOOD

canned goods, water,

They REALLY need hot food to feed about 1500 people daily, MOSTLY SENIOR CITIZENS

CLOTHING

socks, gloves, scarfs, hats, sweaters, hoodies, rubber boots, blankets

MISCELLANEOUS

toilet paper, medication needs for seniors

PLEASE CALL Pamela Harris, Executive Director of Coney Island Generation Gap, at 917-592-2719, or email her at kimosobbe@optonline.net if you can bring any of these items out there way, or volunteer some time. You can also mail material or monetary donations to Coney Island Generation Gap, 2904 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224 via occupy sandy relief nyc

From Coney Island on Facebook:

Any food and water donations may be brought to the Disaster Recovery Center in the MCU Parking Lot. 8am-8pm. MCU Park 1904 Surf Avenue Brooklyn NY 11224 (718)449-8497

West 25th and Surf Ave - This Water and Food Distrubution location will be running for the rest of this week NOV 4 - ?

Coffey Park in Red Hook and West 25th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island will both be Food and Water Distribution Locations from 1-5 PM today in Brooklyn. If you are in need, please come to either location. And if you can help spread the word to those without power, please do so. Thanks for all of your continued help and we will keep working to get through this together.

From Rubys:

BEACH CLEAN UP DAY - NY Aquarium is CLOSED INDEFINITELY

-CIBBOWS and Polar Bears meet SAT NOV 3, 2012 @ 12NOON,

<http://www.facebook.com/dovid.fein>Dovid Fein and <http://www.facebook.com/caitlin.rosen>Caitlin Rosen are doing a beach clean-up - meet them at the municipal parking lot in brighton beach which is at brighton 4th street …

and help us clean-up brighton beach and coney island

From Councilman Domenic Recchia: AT&T has set up a charging station at the Surf Ave. Playground-West 25th Street and Surf Ave. It will run from 8am-8pm through the weekend.

SEAGATE

Seagate Alert: Supplies Needed. Please drop off at the "chapel" house located at the main entrance gate. Thank you in advance.

NEED: Flashlights, Batteries (AAA, AA and D), Cleaning supplies, Sponges, Canned and non perishable food, Water, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Dish soap,

MANHATTAN BEACH

THURSDAY NOV 15 - The Shorefront Y will be distributing clothing, toiletries, sanitary products, diapers and baby wipes, adult diapers, cat and dog food. Distribution will take place at 12pm outside in the white tent. We are not accepting new donations at this time.The Shorefront Y will be distributing clothing, toiletries, sanitary products, diapers and baby wipes, adult diapers, cat and dog food. Distribution will take place at 12pm outside in the white tent. We are not accepting new donations at this time.

REPOST: via Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

Someone I met while doing door to door canvassing in Manhattan Beach needs help cleaning out debris and household stuff from his house in Manhattan Beach. His name is Eugene Abrams, 114 Norfolk Street, near Shore Blvd. He is disabled and lives alone. He can't carry anything heavy. Wear boots and gloves and clothing that will get dirty and muddy! Bring garbage bags, drinking water for yourself.

ROCKAWAY and FAR ROCKAWAY

THURSDAY NOV 29 There will be a FEMA meeting at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club Friday at 6 p.m., and Radio Bingo at the Knights of Columbus (doors at 7.) More information below. At least one event requires an ugly Christmas sweater. http://rockawayhelp.com/friday-fema-meeting-radio-bingo/ 

SUNDAY DEC 2 Please join RWDSU, New Latino Movement, Greater NYC For Change, Manhattan Young Democrats and other volunteers for a bus trip to the Rockaways this Sunday, December 2nd. The bus will leave at 8:30 am sharp from 30 East 29th Street and return to Manhattan at approximately 5:15pm. Once in the Rockaways we will be coordinating with Occupy Sandy to get involved in clean-up and debris removal inside damaged homes, canvassing and food distribution. To RSVP for a seat on the bus email or call Sara Valenzuelascvalenzuela@gmail.com  ● 210-379-9376. If you can drive and offer a ride to others please contact Mike Devlin to register your car pool at Mpdevlin2@gmail.com  ● 914-494-4134. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151342710063615&set=oa.126954377457950&type=1&theater

ALL WEEK Some new donation needs in Rockaway: plastic storage bins, dehumidifiers, more cleaning supplies, power tools. via Rockaway Emergency Plan

ALL WEEK Hope everyone had a relaxing and restful Thanksgiving weekend! We are back and busy this week. Looking for volunteers for food prep and delivery run duties, as well as a SPECIAL SECRET OPS cleaning project. Get in touch with us: rockawayrescuealliance@gmail.com. Can't wait to see our beloved volunteer alums and new volunteers too! via Rockaway Rescue Alliance

ALL MONTH We need temporary home for a mom, her 16 yr old and a newborn baby (5 days old!) It can't be too far from Rockaway because the 16 yr old has to get to school.. Can anyone help? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=389156701163554&set=a.379111238834767.91860.378642512214973&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf 

OPEN TILL DEC 21 - ROCKAWAY SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL RELIEF CLINIC

as part of a citywide legal relief effort, volunteer attorneys from some of nyc's largest law firms, coordinating through the justice center of the city bar, will provide pro bono legal counsel to small businesses and non-profits in the rockaways on an ongoing basis.

when: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am-4pm (November 27, 2012 - December 21, 2012)

where: The Back Room of the Irish Circle Tavern, 101-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

what: legal guidance on insurance, employment, commercial lease, SBA loans, general corporate and contract issues, non-profit expertise, as well as financial advice for your small business. No appointments necessary. Please share this with anyone you know who owns a business and needs post-storm legal help.

ALL WEEK - Dr. Lichtenstein's office is open and is seeing patients in a trailer located outside his office on 129th Street.

His hours are as follows:

AM:Mon Tues Thurs Friday

9am-10am

PM: Mon-Fri

4pm-5pm

(thanks for the info Katie O'Neill!) voa Rockaway Emergency Plan

ALL WEEK Our Friends Need Help! Our buddies at Rockaway Taco are organizing a major Thanksgiving food distribution and dinner event. They need SIDE DISHES (like stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, potatoes) and HOT BOX TRUCKS. If you could help them out email us at rockawayhelp@gmail.com with the subject line TURKEY DAY and we will forward on your info.

ALL WEEK - the H train is back folks. "The trains will operate every 15 minutes between the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station and the Beach 90-Holland station, making all intermediate stops.

Stations west of Beach 90-Holland suffered extensive damage to signal systems and cannot accommodate passenger trains."

ALL WEEK Rockaway ~ there is a wifi and charging truck at 94th street. Ask for Tim. Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

ALL WEEK  via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC Went to the First Congregational Church at Beach 94 – this is Pastor Joe's place. Since the hub at 99th (Saint Francis) has closed, many people further down in streets are struggling to get up to the new center up at 129th. Some of the less affluent areas are further down in street numbers, with a lack of transport etc.

Therefore many are going to Beach 94, but they don't appear to be getting enough supplies through. Below is a list of needs collated by Rebekkah, who along with Pastor Joe is co-ordinating the efforts there. I've cc'd Rebekkah so the guys can liaise directly with her.

If you could aim to direct some of the below over to there, or I'd be happy to grab a Uhaul and bring supplies down from 129th to them if that's easier.

20 flashlights,  12 packs of men’s socks, 12 packs of women’s socks, 12 packs of men’s underwear, 12 packs of women’s underwear, 100 rolls of toilet paper, 100 rolls of paper towels, 50 containers of bleach, 50 containers of Lysol or Pine Sol cleaner, 30 containers of dishwashing detergent, 50 deodorants (25 women’s/25 men’s), 100 razors, 30 bottles of shaving cream, 300 diapers (sizes 3-6), 100 baby wipe packages, 20 diaper rash ointment, 100 toothbrushes, 50 mops, 50 brooms, 100 rags,

10 Neosporin, 10 boxes of Band-Aids, 200 cans and boxes of non-perishable foods (veggies, fruit, canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce),

20 “Hot Hands” (hand warmer pads) , 20 extension cords, 50 blankets,

50 electric heaters,

ALL WEEK - CVS/pharmacy is waiving prescription copayments, deductibles and other financial liability related to prescription medications for patients who cannot pay at selected stores in the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York City and surrounding communities. This copay waiver program, which began on Monday, November 12 and will run until the end of the month, is being undertaken with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

In addition, CVS/pharmacy is operating a mobile pharmacy at the site of its closed store at 88-07 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Beach, NY. This facility will also participate in the copay waiver program.

ALL WEEK We're trying to connect with Terrence Kirby from 120 St. If you know him, please ask him to contact Ksharp@jpublicrelations.com Someone has asked us to help them find him.

ALL WEEK - The bungalows of Far Rockaway

http://rockawayhelp.com/2012/11/14/please-help-the-historic-bungalow-community/

The bungalows of Far Rockaway are an (unofficial) landmark in New York City and were featured in the great documentary The Bungalows of Rockaway.

They’ve been without power and are in need of supplies. Please help if you can.

We need supplies: drinking water, hot food, Parmalat, Similac, infant formula, soap, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, flashlights and batteries, Pampers (sizes 2, 5, 6), adult diapers (extra-large), cold cereal, juices, small bottles of cooking oil, underwear for adult men and women, socks (all ages), gloves, scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters, coats, school supplies (pens, pencils, notebooks, backpacks), canned soups, fresh fruit, candles, generators and gasoline. Please do not forget or abandon us! The bungalow community still needs help!

Please contact if you can help:

Pat Carter (347) 371-1794

Mary Hurson (347) 731-7432

Stephanie Samoy (917) 297-6804

ALL WEEK / MONTH - TWO BOOTS UPDATE From our friends at Nobodies Helping Everybody:

Broad Channel

American Legion, 209 Cross Bay Blvd.

Contact: Naomi, 347-328-4512

Current needs: hot food for lunch and dinner, cleaning supplies, brooms, mops, and contractor supplies

Rockaways

Superclean Laundromat, 25-15 Seagirt between Beach 24th and Beach 25th Streets

Contact: Ms. Sharon, 718-600-6399 (ONLY RECEIVES TEXT MESSAGES)

Current needs: cleaning supplies, batteries, flashlights, candles, matches, blankets, canned goods, hot food, as well as other basic necessities

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 348 Beach 71st Street

Contact: Jennifer, 718-986-0627

Current needs: Volunteers, underwear, thermals, grief counselors to talk with people served in the community, and your prayers.

St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 19-20 New Haven Avenue

Contact: Father Fulgencio Guterrez, 917-603-9081 or fr.fg@hotmail.com 

Good news! Power has been restored at the church.

Needs: diapers (especially 4, 5, and adult), wipes, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, non perishable food, bleach, dishwashing liquid, mops, and buckets. Lots of laborers in this parish who can be put to work doing cleanup or other needed work – the storm has cut many of them off from their usual income—GOT ANY IDEAS?

Additionally, Father Gutierrez has kindly requested that we ask for financial donations to support the financial needs of his largely undocumented community Many individuals were day laborers or restaurant workers and sadly lost their only sources of income. He may need to dip into his burial funds to support their dire needs. Any donations, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated by this wonderful community.

Checks can be mailed to:

St Mary, Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude

1920 New Haven Avenue

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Veggie Island, Beach 96 Street

Contact: Matthew, 347-243-2241 or Matthewcalender@gmail.com 

The amazing people at Veggie Island have started to publish a daily list of needs. Great use of technology! They also report these needs: carbon monoxide detectors, batteries, flashlights, blankets, school supplies, and food and water.

***NO CLOTHING OF ANY NATURE***

Fresh Food: Made and Delivered with Love for the Victims of Sandy

Two Boots Restaurant, 514 2nd Street, Brooklyn

Contact: Sara, 732-619-0483, join them: http://www.facebook.com/twobootsbrooklyn 

We do not often recommend financial donations, but we cannot say enough about this amazing group. We have been in complete awe of what they have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time with so little resources. Just one example: late Sunday evening, we got a call from another group that had arranged for the first ever FEMA meeting for the Carnasie community the following evening and needed food--for 400 people. Two Boots came through in such an amazing way. Over and over, they have never once told us that they could not service the needs of our friends. A big thank you to the Nobodies of Two Boots for all of your hard-work. Your love and dedication to the people of New York City is so inspiring.

Current needs:

1. Supplies for making food to be distributed

Examples: Chicken, Salmon, Bread, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Potatoes, Canned Tomatoes, Beans, Tuna Fish, Beans (canned or dry), Mayo

2. Hard Goods

Examples: Plastic gloves, Cleaning Supplies, Paper Towels, Bleach, Garbage/ contractor bags, Juice boxes, Kids snacks, Batteries (A, AA, AAA, and D), Socks, Face Masks

3. Financial Support to Continue Operations

Donations can be made to: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St, Brooklyn NY 11215

In the memo write: "Sandy Relief Kitchen"

Rockaway Rescue Alliance

Contact: Robyn, rockawayrescuealliance@gmail.com, join them: facebook.com/rockawayrescuealliance

The amazing Robyn Bob did a inspiring interview with NPR that we just had to share. We urge you to listen to Robyn's works and understand why she and her bunch of Nobodies are inspired to continue what they do. Rockaway Rescue Alliance is in this for the long haul, and we love them for it.

Immediate needs: Ingredients, serving containers, soups are also desperately needed; Volunteers are still needed to deliver food up high-rises. Email for details.

Additionally, cash donations to support door-to-door food delivery are also welcomed. Tax Deductible Donations can be made via check to: Rockaway Water Front Alliance. **WRITE IN MEMO: Rockaway Rescue Alliance Donation** Mail to: Rockaway Beach Club, 291 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

ALL WEEK via Rockaway Relief - https://www.facebook.com/RockawayRelief?ref=stream

TEXT SANDY TO 69866 TO REPORT A NEED

Note: Please do not include distribution centers; this is for individual (household) needs.

TEXT MUTUAL AID TO 69866 TO OFFER A RESOURCE

Note: Please only text in your resource if you are on-site at an affected area.

ALL WEEK URGENT: There are 150 contractors and builders who have generously donated their time and are ready to start working tomorrow in people's houses to help in the rebuilding efforts - now we need some more addresses of those in need!. They just need addresses and people to be home so they can get to work. PLEASE send addresses of those in need (and who will be available tomorrow) by private message BY TONIGHT. Thanks!!! via Rockaway Relief

ALL WEEK

Councilman Sanders is still in need of volunteers: QUEENS

Councilman James Sanders needs volunteers are needed to help conduct a massive clean-up of Far Rockaway.

1526 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway

Saturday, November 10th, 10am: RSVP here

Sunday, November 11th, 10am: RSVP here

ALL WEEK Shore Fruit, in association with other Rockaway business owners and residents, has started a kitchen that gives out free hot meals throughout the winter. They need produce, meat, grains and beans for making soup, cutting boards, knives and pots for prepping and cooking, rain gear for delivery persons, insulated bags for delivery, volunteers with bikes, volunteers who are comfortable working in kitchen, generators with fuel or funds to purchase these items. Contact their supplies coordinator, Josephine, at (917) 806-8618 if you would like to donate. If you have time to cook, prep and deliver contact Robyn, (646) 691-8013.

ALL WEEK FOOD Thank you to Christina Piechowski and her restaurant Betel Bar & Kitchen who are generously donating warm meals to the Rockaway Relief efforts at St. Francis de Sales Church! Rockaway Relief

ALL WEEKEND from Transit Forward - SATURDAY: GET ON THE BUS for SANDY RELIEF

Pick up locations

ALL WEEK If you need cash, Chase is bringing mobile ATMs -fees waived- to FEMA area in Waldbaums lot.

ALL WEEK Hello Rockaway - the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) mobile legal support unit is visiting you today until 4pm for FEMA and benefits help. They are at Rock Beach Blvd. and B94. Spread the word. Text folks that are out there. via 596 acres

ALL WEEK - An update from the Rockaway Beach Surf Club via Krisanne Crabill

Update from the Rockaway Beach Surf Club:: Thursday, 11/8:

We cleaned up the slush from yesterdays storm and it turned out to be a great day of volunteers helping our neighbors. Moving forward we are in need of all supply items on the last list posted. There is a trend in these items running out most days. People are still without power and some without gas as well.

There is a need for:

-batteries

-flash lights

-candles

-portable indoor gas stoves

We are low on several other items:

cold and flu medicine, water/juice, toilet paper, paper towel, toiletries/ shampoo etc. , feminine products, adult diapers, prepared foods/ canned food, coffee /tea/ sugar, milk long lasting, dog/ car food/ litter, chocolate for kids, baby supplies/ wipes/ food / diapers (size 5 especially), hand warmers,

Cleaning supplies:

laundry detergent, bleach , big sponges, Clorox wipes, contractor bags, gloves rubber, mops,

Work crew supplies:

masks, crow / wreaking bar, extension cords for generators , rubber boots/ gloves, shovels , industrial brooms, buckets ,

For the Lava Girl team:

sharpee's, paper, scotch tape ,

Volunteers for Friday, 11/9: We are arranging teams to continue canvassing specific neighborhood areas. These teams gather vital information on the specific needs of our residents. We then rally our volunteers to deliver on these needs. If you would like to come out and help us with this important goal please contact Davina with how many people you are arriving with and an approximate time.

This weekend, 11/10 & 11/11: we have an extremely large number of volunteers scheduled to work this weekend. We would greatly appreciate it if you have any flexibility in your schedule that you come the following week or next weekend. Our goal is to make the most of the valuable time and energy you are willing to give. There will be just as much work to do and we need a lot of help.

Thank you again for all the donations and volunteers that have already come our way. With your help we continue to make a difference.

ALL WEEK

A message from our partners at New York Communities for Change (NYCC):

These are the locations for volunteering on Saturday in the Rockaways. We will be canvassing for long-term assessments around repairs, insurance, mortgage issues, unemployment, etc.

Volunteers are meeting at 11am:

15-26 Central Ave, Far Rockaway, Councilman Sanders Office

Point Organizer: Amelia - 646-250-5797

321 Beach 57th St, Arverne, Community Room at Nordack Houses

Point Organizer: Zach - 202-390-8331

We will also have a 10am meet up at our NYCC office to ship volunteers

to the Rockaways:

2-4 Nevins St., Brooklyn

CONTACT: nyccvolunteer@gmail.com and the phone number to (347) 410-6919 ext. 285

ALL WEEK Far Rockaway Today, November 9th: 2 Opportunities – PLEASE RE-POST

Unfortunately 711 Seagirt Blvd still doesn't has no power, heat or running water and the buildings at beach 19th Street are still without electricity with HUNDREDS OF SENIORS STILL IN THE DARK, so let's make one more effort TODAY Friday, November 9!

ALL WEEK

Don't let this snow fool you, we are expecting a sunny 60-degree weekend and we will be back out cleaning up Rockaway starting tomorrow. If you need help, please fill out a help request at www.rockawayhelp.com. Stay warm! PS: new donation need- hammers to rip out sheetrock!

http://rockawayhelp.com/

‎WEDNESDAY DEC 19 - 100th Precinct Community Council General Meeting: Wed. December 19th at The Knights Of Columbus Hall-7:30 PM - 333 Beach 90th Street

TUESDAY 11/27 Pastor Mike Deer at the Alive Ministry Church located at 1050 Beach 21st Street needs baby diapers, cleaning supplies and if possible some food items but please no clothes. You can donated tomorrow Tuesday from 12 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M via Rockaway 100th Precinct Community Affairs 

DONATIONS NEEDED - FAR ROCKAWAY DROP OFF

12 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M

Alive Ministry Church

1050 Beach 21st Street

baby diapers

cleaning supplies

non perishable food items

***please no clothes***

FRIDAY NOV 23 - FOOD - POTLUCK - party at the RAA in Fort Tilden tonight. free bus transportation from rockaway taco, beach 116th & RBB and st. francis. 7p & 7:30 p pickups. the buses will say RAA on them.

FRIDAY NOV 23 St. Francis de Sales Church is still in need of warm coats and jackets, towels, paper goods (toilet tissue, paper towels), diapers for larger size babies and toddlers, canned pet food, and of course volunteers who can help with heavy lifting, and cleaning out of homes and garages. If you can help, it will be appreciated. Thank you!

SUNDAY NOV 25 - Street cleanup on Sunday in Rockaway by rockawayhelp

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance is hosting a clean up and information market this Sunday, Nov. 25 at 12-4PM at Firehouse 59 (Beach 59th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.)

Volunteers are encouraged to come help sweep the streets, and clean up debris left from the storm. The RWA will be hosting this event every Sunday 12-4 for the next 4 weeks at Firehouse 59.

They will also be having an information market in the Firehouse garden for service providing organizations and agencies to give local residents information about health care providers, utilities, warm shelters, and transportation.

THANKSGIVING: Please help those affected have a Thanksgiving feast!

A fantastic team working to feed three sites in the ROCKAWAYS has some specific needs for Thanksgiving.

They need a bit more to make it WORK!

APPROXIMATE NEEDS:

1) extra turkeys (preferably cooked / if not cooked they must be defrosted)

2) 300 servings of green beans

4) 300 servings of long beans

5) 700 servings of cranberry relish

6) 700servings of gravy

7) ingredients for turkey cooking: salt, pepper, onions, sprigs of rosemary, butter, soy sauce, mirin, celery

8) Beverages

9) 500 Desserts

IF you can help with any of this tomorrow, email Samantha Casolari casolari.samantha@gmail.com 

~CM

MONDAY NOV 19 Just now tweeted~ Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Rockaway taco beach 96th understaffed today - could use some more volunteers, please!

FRIDAY NOV 16 HEY ROCKAWAY- HOT LUNCH AND IRISH MUSIC at 12:30 on Rockaway Beach Blvd and 120th Street. Please tell your friends and neighbors, and take a plate to the elderly. please repost everywhere xoxox. via Rockaway Emergency Plan

FRIDAY NOV 16 ROCKAWAY TODAY 11-16-12 COME AND GET SOME DOG AND CAT FOOD FOR YOUR FURRY FAMILIES https://www.facebook.com/rockawaysah/posts/499048996796108

SATURDAY NOV 17 via Rockaway 100th Precinct Community Affairs

We are in need of porta potties that volunteers can use this weekend. If you can help, please contact me.

SATURDAY NOV 17 VOLUNTEER CALL TO ACTION

Buses have been organized to get volunteers to get from Manhattan to the Rockaways on Saturday. There is a huge need for volunteers to do clean-up work in houses, physical work of digging cars out of sand and addressing many other needs. If you can volunteer, we are asking for your time and a $10 donation to cover the cost of buses. If you can’t volunteer, we hope you’ll donate to help cover the bus cost for volunteers with limited resources.

Date: Saturday, November 17

Time: 8:30am (buses leave Manhattan) to 4:00pm (buses leave the Rockaways to return to Manhattan)

Location: The Rockaways

Directions: Gathering point is Top Hops at 94 Orchard Street. This restaurant is located just South of Delancey. Take the subway to the Essex and Delancey station on F, M, J and Z lines or to Grand Street station on B and D lines. Bus transportation will be provided to and from 94 Orchard Street.

Attire & Supplies: Please bring tools that you will work with: mops, heavy brooms, flat edge shovels and a mask to cover your mouth. Please also bring your lunch, and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, including work gloves and waterproof shoes/boots.

Register: email helpRBNY@gmail.com to register or to donate funds (Buses will cost $450 each, so even the smallest donation toward this is appreciated). PLEASE REGISTER BY 2PM ON FRIDAY!

SATURDAY NOV 17

Anyone know a FACE-PAINTER that will donate their services this Saturday (11/17) for some kids who could really use a smile?

Please share... the more people that see this, the better chance we have in making a match!

Thank you!!! ***Event is on Saturday in Rockaway, NY**

Contact nobodieshelpingeverybody@gmail.com

THURSDAY NOV 15 ‎**NYC URGENT | Rockaway hospital needs 30 cots so staff (now homeless) can stay & work! Call 847-833-7263 ~bk

THURSDAY NOV 15 Twitter army needed!  Three tweets we need send today (and get friends to RT too please)

1 - URGENT call for #sandyvolunteers today 11/15 to provide #sandyaid #sandyrelief @ 219 Beach 129th #rockaway http://on.fb.me/TMjvrz *PLS RT*

2 - RT @target @cvs @riteaid @walgreens @DuaneReade How about getting free flu shots out to the shelters and areas in need #sandy#sandyrelief

3 - @fabulousdotcom PLS give @sandyvolunteer a sweet deal on their new domain name they tirelessly work on #sandyaid. help them help others! #TY

THANK YOU ♥ ♥ via Giving Back to those Affected by Sandy.

THURSDAY NOV 15 ST. FRANCIS UPDATE St Francis de Sales, 219 Beach 129th

URGENT CALL FOR DONATIONS! NO CLOTHES

canned tuna, peanut butter, granola bars, canned fruits, canned, coffee, tea , hot chocolate, vegetables, canned soup, cereal, shelf stable milk , baby food, diapers (all sizes needed), formula, baby wipes , toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, soap, shampoo), paper products, aluminum foil , foil trays,

Supplies needed for the people... Please bring to

URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Ask for: Mike Taylor

We NEED volunteers TODAY at Please repost widely. THANK YOU! Anyone that can follow directions, give directions, lead a team, give a hug, hand out supplies, give out supplies, manage food services, manage a warehouse, do heavy lifting, demo basements, Plumbers, Electricians, someone with a heart that wants to help, I promise we will find something for them to do

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=St+Francis+de+Sales%2C++219+Beach+129th+++Rockaway%2C+NY&ll=40.579346%2C-73.84866&spn=0.008149%2C0.017788&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=us&hq=St+Francis+de+Sales%2C++219+Beach+129th+++Rockaway%2C+NY&hnear=St+Francis+de+Sales%2C++219+Beach+129th+++Rockaway%2C+NY&cid=0%2C0%2C5581971258728860600&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A 

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 URGENT: We are in need of an experienced administrative professional to assist with organizing, charting, etc. relief efforts and documents in Rockaway alongside local leadership. Position to begin immediately, through end of year. Past admin experience required, hours flexible, compensated position. Email your resume to ksharp@jpublicrelations.com - no calls please.

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 Gowanus Studio Space 166 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 948-5753

Drop off Donations for the Rockaways at Gowanus Studio Space! I'll be around tonight from 7-9 collecting goods and thanking you profusely!!!

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 - GAS

Free gas will be given out at these locations TODAY in Rockway.

• Beach 129 Street and Newport Ave at 10:00AM.

• West 17th Road and Crossbay Blvd at 10:30AM.

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 A new organizer in Rockaway: "We are looking to put a pop up reuse and warming tent as well as other various relief needs post Sandy." http://596acres.org/lot/4158470086/ via 596 acres

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 - Met Council needs about 10 volunteers to go to Kosherfest in the Meadowlands on Wed, afternoon, Nov. 14 to help load donated food into our trucks so that we can continue our distribution of food to Brighton, the Rockaways, Staten Island and other affected areas. We hope to be able to provide transportation from Manhattan around 2pm. Please contact Eric Conley at 212-453-9675 or EConle@Metcouncil.org if you are interested in helping out.

TUESDAY NOV 13 = FREE LEGAL - BEACH 94 & Rockaway

Free legal services being provided at Beach 94th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd TODAY 11-4! Look for the NYLAG bus.

TUESDAY NOV 13 URGENT: Volunteers are needed today at St. Francis de Sales Church on 219 Beach 129th Street!

TUESDAY NOV 13 - FOOD - Something's Cooking food truck is serving hot meals at noon TODAY at St. Camillus Church on b100 and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

TUESDAY NOV 13 - looking for mold experts to speak with so we can write a mold guide for the site. we had no experience with mold before sandy but now it's on our mind (and probably in our houses.) thanks! via Rockaway Emergency Plan

TUESDAY NOV 13 CBE Sandy Relief Volunteer Sign Up http://www.volunteersignup.org/FE3BF

Please see the link above for our volunteer needs. If you are coming for a "field" position, you will likely be delivering supplies door-to-ddor in Far Rockaway so please bring flashlight and backback. All volunteers are invited to bring supplies. Volunteers must be 16 to work in the kitchen, 18 to go to the field. Please like us on Facebook and sign up for our email list for the up-to-date volunteer information. ALL VOLUNTEERS SHOULD REPORT TO 274 GARFIELD PLACE IN PARK SLOPE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. If you're looking for an activity for kids, a great idea is to check our supply needs on Facebook, try to collect or purchase them, and deliver them to CBE. If you have other ideas of things CBE can be doing or would like to share a special talent with us, email sandy@cbebk.org. If you need to cancel, please email info@cbebk.org.

To sign up, click the "Sign up" link on the row you're interested in. You will be prompted to enter some details for the event organizer. Your information will not be provided to others.

MONDAY NOV 12 St. Camillus is in need of 50 to 100 CANS OF STERNO to re-heat trays of food that are being served. If anyone can get there and help them they would greatly appreciate it! via Rockaway Relief

MONDAY NOV 12 **URGENT!!! 30 Volunteers needed in Rockaway to help with donations and handing supplies out!! Please go to

Mt Carmel Baptist Church

(718) 945-0872

348 Beach 71st St, Far Rockaway, NY

~bk

MONDAY NOV 12 There are still 2 buildings at JASA (beach 19th ; Rockaways) that need volunteers to bring up food as they still don't have elevators. We need 15-20 volunteers to get to JASA by 1:30/2 today? Marina Spector is on site and can be reached at 412-414-3393.

MONDAY NOV 12

URGENT: The Rockaway Relief Team needs a rental car company to donate 5 4X4 SUVs to use for at least 30 days! Please e-mail ksharp@jpublicrelations.com if you can help!

MONDAY NOV 12 Hey Rockaway, our ferry starts up again tomorrow! NYC with Seastreak will be running ferries between Rockaway & Manhattan beginning Monday, November 12:

The ferries will leave from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive and stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan.

Free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown

Service runs from 5:45AM and depart regularly until 9:20 AM. Regular service resume at evening rush hour. One-way fares will cost $2.00.

MONDAY NOV 12 Rockaway Relief

URGENT: For the sorting and distribution of clothing and goods, 10 temporary storage pods are needed - 20' containers with doors and that are waterproof. We also need 20 pad locks and 10 shopping carts.

SUNDAY NOV 11 Today at 1pm: LIPA is gonna speak at a meeting at the 100th precinct located at 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 (across the street from Peninsula Library). They are gonna talk about what the situation is in the ROCKAWAYS. Please Repost this message and let everyone know so that they can go and speak their minds. Thank You Very Much! And God Bless You Guys!

SUNDAY NOV 11 via 596 acres Help us focus our relief efforts East of Beach 40th Street by coming directly to 336 Beach 38th Street with your supplies and your awesome able body. We got basements to muck out and homebound folks to visit. Woohoo! We also need your help staffing Legal clinics!http://596acres.org/en/news/rockaway-current-needs/

PRINTING: If you're going to Rockway and have access to a printer, print many copies of this list and give it out. Love. http://596acres.org/en/news/2012/11/11/rockaway-relief-stores-accepting-snap-with-no-power/

This stuff will help: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&id=99SX9ZSPQ979&type=wedding

SUNDAY NOV 12 FOOD Noon - Sundown

Hey Guys!! Share Please! There's a BBQ and Open Mic. starting at noon until Sundown on Beach 124th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Free food and beer. Live music and tons if smiles. come one come ALL!! ♥ Rockaway

SUNDAY NOV 11via Rockaway Emergency Plan

Thanks to all the volunteers that came down today. We couldn't do it without you. Tomorrow, Team Rubicon will continue to coordinate volunteer efforts. Head to Beach 124th and Rockaway Beach Blvd. Residents can also file help requests there!

SUNDAY NOV 11 - The Gowanus Studio Space

Drop off donations for Rockaway at Gowanus on SUNDAY! We will be around from 9am-Noon and from 3pm-7pm. (It is likely someone will be around from noon-3, but not guaranteed.)

Check gowanusstudio.org/relief for updates on what people in Rockaway need. THANKS!!!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ajp7wwJfLHiwdC1NbVZITHc3RnJwLTc4YUFlczhhWkE&output=html

SATURDAY NOV 10

SATURDAY NOV 10 - FOOD - FREE

SATURDAY NOV 10 - from the city NYC Service and New York Cares have organized a citywide day of service to aid areas of the city hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Bloomberg will greet volunteers at City Hall at 9:00 AM, where they will meet and be bussed to their service sites.

Service projects kick-off at 11:30 AM at the following locations:

SUNDAY NOV 11 There will be Community Info meeting on Sunday at 1pm in the parking lot at Beach 94-95st and Shore Front Pkwy. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder will have info from LIPA about our situation. Please spread the word. Rockaway 100th Precinct Community Affairs

FRIDAY NOV 9 from Rockaway Relief Rockabus taking volunteers to the Rockaways to help out! Thanks Rockabus https://rockabus.com/

FRIDAY NOV 9 from 596 acres

http://596acres.org/en/news/rockaway-current-needs/

Here are today's requests direct from people on the ground in the Eastern part of the Rockaway peninsula, where power is still absent and the train won't run for a long time. Note that there are specific needs at some sites. GAS & oil for the generators is a priority. And 100' extension cords would allow the creation of a warming site in a church in Far Rockaway. We continue to do our very best. We are so glad that you are doing your best too. Dress warm. Walk carefully on the ice.

FRIDAY NOV 9 FOOD

‎Mike n Willies is handing out FREE hot meals at Beach 41st Street Community Center today until 4 PM - please spread the word! via Rockaway Relief

SATURDAY NOV 10 from MoveOn.org

There's a huge all-hands-on-deck call for volunteers tomorrow, Saturday, November 10. An amazing local organization, New York Communities for Change, is sending out volunteers to knock on every single door in the Rockaways to make sure that every resident in that devastated and largely low-income community gets the aid they need. Conditions are deteriorating—but with a huge showing on Saturday, we can help thousands of people.

Please come out if you possibly can. Here's the info:

Come volunteer on Saturday to assess the needs of Rockaways residents and to deliver aid. Bring your smartphone, if you have one, so that you can use it to enter needs assessment data to help get aid out to the right places as quickly as possible. If you plan on volunteering, please RSVP by emailing nyccvolunteer@gmail.com or by calling (347) 410-6919 ext 285.

If you have car and can drive other volunteers, or if you want to volunteer but need a ride, please come to the conveniently-located NYCC office in Downtown Brooklyn at 10 a.m. on Saturday. From there, volunteers will be dispatched to the Rockaways. The address is 2-4 Nevins St., 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. If you already have a carload of friends ready to go, you can go straight out to the Rockaways to meet at 11 a.m., but don't forget to RSVP first to find out exactly where to go!

Can't make it to Brooklyn tomorrow? You can still help. Here is a list of other volunteer and donation opportunities throughout New York City and New Jersey.

Thanks for all you do.

–Lenore, Wes, Laura, Marika, and the rest of the team

SATURDAY NOV 10 - At 10am tomorrow morning will be coordinating volunteer efforts at the JASA buildings. Volunteers (especially Russian-speakers) are needed, as well as supplies to bring with you if you can batteries, flashlights, water, packaged hot meals & FRESH FRUIT. Bring a back pack!

Address: 25 Beach 19th, at Seagirt Ave,

Contact: Ken Soloway. KingsBay Y (cell 347-415-3868)

Time: 10am & onward

Need: Volunteers & supplies.

SUNDAY NOV 11 - Going to 7-11 Seagirt Blvd in the early afternoon volunteer man-power is needed to bring water, food, and supplies up. THIS LOCATION IS STILL WITHOUT POWER.. And we NEED YOUR help please.

Address: 711 Seagirt Ave/ off Beach 8th (entrance at Beach 9th)

Contact: Danny Zeltzer KingsBay Y (347- 604-0305)

Time: starting 11:00 am and onward

Need: Manpower (volunteers) & supplies batteries, flashlights, water, toilet paper, FRESH FRUIT - Bring a back pack!

Please try to text- phone service is very spotty / please don't get frustrated if you don't hear from us right away. via Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

LIPA

If you are a LIPA customer and are looking to restore electrical service to your home, read this document: http://on.nyc.gov/VZZHjQ. This document is being distributed to customers in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy.

ROCKAWAY 100th PRECINT COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Restoring Power to Homes with Green or Yellow DOB Placards

If any electrical wiring, receptacles, or equipment was submerged in water during the storm, you must hire a

NYC-licensed electrician to inspect the equipment prior to returning it to service.

Note: In most cases, any electrical wiring that came into contact with salt water must be removed and replaced. Dried salt can be a conductor of electricity and cause an electrical fault or a fire. A licensed electrician may be able to disconnect affected wiring branches to allow equipment in the unaffected areas to return to service.

To expedite the normal submission process, a licensed electrical contractor should file a completed, signed and sealed Self-Certification Form directly with LIPA. Below are the key steps licensed electrical contractors should take:

• Have your electrical equipment inspected and, if necessary, cleaned and repaired by a licensed electrical contractor. The Self-Certification Form comes from contractor. They will have the form to submit to LIPA.

• Have your licensed electrical contractor submit the Self-Certification Form to LIPA by faxing it to 631- 844-3643, emailing to servicecert@service.lipower.org or delivering it to our temporary service center at Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park.

• Once certification is submitted, LIPA will issue a service turn-on for your location; electric service will be restored when the LIPA system is able to do so. LIPA does the service turn-on internally. No action needs to be taken by customers.

For further questions, please call LIPA at 1-800-490-0075. For NYC, please call 311.

ALL WEEK AND MORE: from Rockaway Emergency Plan

Excellent news. We are now taking help requests and volunteer information via online registration forms. If you already emailed us for help or about volunteers, please go to the website and fill out the form. It will really help us out.  Of course, we will continue accepting walk-up volunteers and taking on-the-spot help requests at our table on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you NEED HELP, fill out our online form here (please include the times when you will be home):

http://action.rockawayhelp.com/page/s/need-help

If you want to VOLUNTEER, fill out our online form here:

http://action.rockawayhelp.com/page/s/volunteer-to-help-rockaways

ALL WEEK Queens/Far Rockaway: Young Israel of Bayswater/Wavecrest

24/7, urgent need - 27-16 Healy Avenue, Queens, NY 11691

Volunteers to help with collection and distribution of items, as well as clean up throughout community.

PLEASE COME WITH CLEANING SUPPLIES. No need to sign up beforehand or confirm, we will be running at all times and always need volunteers.

For questions, call hotlines at 718-327-8608 or 917-727-7306.

YANA Medical Clinic New medical clinic in Rockaway Park. It is called YANA Medical Clinic. We are serving the medical needs of a population of people who are not getting the help they need from FEMA or anyone else. So we are stepping up in a big way to fill this void. You can call the medical hotline if you need medical help as a result of Hurricane Sandy. 646-470-7256 or email sandymedics@interoccupy.net to volunteer if you are a medical professional interested in helping out! Join Us! Together #WeGotThis but only with your help!

Medical Urgent Care reopened:

For anyone in need of a doctor in the Far Rockaway area, there is an urgent care clinic that re-opened on Saturday. Open 7 days a week, 9am-8pm, pediatric - adult. They take walk-ins. For address and more info, please see below:

Bayview Urgent Care - 115-06 Beach Channel Drive- Rockaway Park, NY 11694

(phones are not currently working -- walk-ins welcome)

http://www.bayviewurgentcare.net/

Grassroots Medical Dispatch Hotline: Available 24hrs/day 646-470-7256. Use for requests or to volunteer! via Rockaway Relief

Mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers have begun providing medical care and distributing commonly prescribed drugs ALL WEEK 10am-5pm

The Walgreens Wellness Bus is en route to the Far Rockaway area to help service the community later this week. Their currently open site is at 111602 BEACH CHANNEL DR. This site is 24 Hours. A temporary pharmacy has been built inside the front of the store to service the community.

PETS - Free emergency vet care, pet food & supplies via ASPCA @ 145 B116 via rockaway relief on fb

‎Queens Legal Services has a hotline to help affected residents: 347-592-2411 - available every day 10-3 via 596 acres

From Rockaway Emergency Plan:

Saturday, November 10th - revive. renew.rebuild.  10AM-1PM

Location: Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 102nd St

In response to the overwhelming support from local volunteers we are hosting this event to bring out people to participate in digging out the hundreds of cars left behind in the wake of hurricane Sandy from Beach 102nd to Beach 108th St. This is a challenge event to bring out over 1,000 community members, volunteers and others to help sweep the streets, dig out cars, and bring back hope for the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Join us for this call to action for all tow truck operators, food service and food truck vendors and businesses interested in donating services for this event. No registration required. Come prepared for all kinds of weather!

(via our friends at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

If you're out in Rockaway and you see bags of clothes on the street, please pick them up and take them back to Brooklyn or wherever you are going back to after you drop off your cleaning products and help some folks gut a wet basement. Rain is coming and all this "generosity" has made quite a mess. 596 Acres will be posting an update at 6am with the specific needs of the community relief site coordinators that we are in direct contact with. Check that out when you get ready to go out. via 596 acres

From Rockaway Relief on FB: The Graybeards have asked us to share their website to let anyone in need know that they can email them for a specific request for hurricane relief.

Information from their homepage: If you have a specific request for HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF AID: (food, help with clean up, clothing, etc.)

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL REQUEST TO: office@graybeards.com

Include: Name, Contact #, Email & details about what you need http://www.graybeards.com/

ALL WEEK volunteers needed for CLEAN-UP & CONSTRUCTION in Rockaway. Meet at Jacobi Church 5406 4th Ave, Sunset Park at 6am. Dress appropriate via occupy sandy relief nyc

Rockaway 100th Precinct Community Affairs - No more clothes donations are needed at this time. Food, cleaning supplies, diapers, batteries, and flashlights are still needed.

All the donation centers have received an overwhelming amount of goods thanks to the generous support of the community. What they really need now are volunteers to sort through the items and help distribute to those in need. P.S. 42 on Beach 66th Street between Beach Channel Drive and Thurby needs volunteers tomorrow starting at 10am.

Anyone who wants to VOLUNTEER their time for cleanup, crews will be STARTING WORK SATURDAY (11/3) AND EVERY DAY AT NOON. Please wear work clothes and bring your own lunch/dinner. If you'd like to bring a donation with you -- CLEANING SUPPLIES, CANNED GOODS, BOTTLED WATER AND TOILET PAPER ARE NEEDED. The church is Full Gospel Tabernacle and the address is: 361 Beach 42nd St, Far Rockaway, NY 11691-1208..via occupy sandy relief nyc

ALL WEEK - The RYTF (Rockaway Youth Task Force) needs help with rebuilding- manual labor. They meet daily at 12:00pm at 321 Beach 57th Street. (at Arverne Blvd)

ALL WEEK: Queens Library is inviting customers to charge electronics at Book Bus (9225 Rockaway Beach Blvd, at the foot of the Cross Bay Blvd bridge.)

ALL WEEK: Urgent: volunteers needs to set up a Hub @ St. John Baptist Church @ Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 74th. They are currently taking donations outside. Contact Matt Miner @ http://twitter.com/MattMinerXVX if you want to help get it set up.

Needs:  Sheets, Pet Care, Charging Stations, Baby Formula, Blankets and Coats, Volunteer Veterinarians

RAJE is organizing volunteers at the MASBIA soup kitchen to prepare meals for storm victims. When: 1PM - 3PM Where: 1372 Coney Island Ave - Brooklyn, NY 11230 (between Ave J and Ave K) Contact: Rebecca Buyanovsky for more info: rbuyanov@gmail.com 917-373-5457 via Cleanup Sheepshead Bay

A Ton of incredible info here:
http://dawnpapandrea.com/2012/11/02/where-to-help-sandy-victims-in-staten-island/

Several industrial pumps and want to help you for free. (ALL WEEK) From Jessica Taylor - If anyone in Rockaway still needs water pumped out of their home, my family and I have several industrial pumps and want to help you for free. Do not pay ridiculous companies thousands to do so. Text I-236-6858 with a name and address. Right now we have nowhere to go so tell us who needs it! Share this with your neighbors or text us their name and info.

From Paula @ 596 acres

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators,

It's been a busy week, and we know you have received a lot of emails from us as we have figured this out, but this will be the last one solely about recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Our regular newsletter, News From the Acres, will return Thursday as usual.

The response to our previous Rockaway emails was great, but we didn't have the infrastructure at the time to handle it all! If you emailed us and have not received a response yet, please know that we are trying and will get to it as soon as we can.

We have set up some tools over the past few days that will help people who want to take part in relief work self-organize. Here's a summary (available online here):

1. What do I do with stuff I want to donate?

Please take them to Gowanus Studio Space (166 7th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn). We are synthesizing up to date lists of what folks need now, every 6-12 hours. The current one is here. 

2. What do I do with my car?

Enter your information into our ride share form. It will be visible here, and people who need rides will get in touch with you.

3. How can I join a cleanup crew or volunteer some other way?

Go to Surf Club in the Rockaways: 302 beach 87th st, Queens, NY. Someone can help you find a volunteer action and a location. Need a ride? Check our ride share spreadsheet.

4. How can I help with food?

Join the Rockaways Food Relief Group to coordinate with others who want to prepare and distribute food.

Please, if you want to work on any of the above things, use the forms and groups above.

Finally, If you are taking things down to the Rockaways, we will be regularly posting needs collected from the people who are on the ground working there. We are shooting to collect and post these every day at 6am and at noon. The first one, for 6am this (Tuesday) morning is here, and updates will be posted here. Please keep an eye on the updates if you are planning on taking resources down to the Rockaways to make sure what is needed gets to the right place.

Love, 596 Acres

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road Firehouse on 59th street across from the train station. contact person: Jean Dupont 9179755623

Location 2:  @Cristy C. Road Veggie Island 96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Location 3:  @Cristy C. Road Store Front Community Center B113 and Rockaway Blvd

Specific Requests in Rockaway and Far Rockaway (starred ones are most urgent): * Propane grille or camping style oven * Plates, cups, forks, bowls, spoons, etc * blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, anything to keep folks warm * cleaning supplies - buckets, squeegies, mops, bleach * masks, gloves for cleaning * socks * water * tarps * garbage bags boots electric stove gas stove satellite phones big paper, tape, markers pens, paper, notepads generators pumps camping tables gasoline gasoline containers percolator fire extinguishers walkie talkies i9 tablets projector/illuminator

Location 4:  @Cristy C. Road The American Legion 209 Crossbay Blvd Broad Channel, NY 11693

Location 5: Shenanigans Pub 802 Caton Ave  718-633-3689

Accepting donations Sat and Sun after 2pm and during the week after 5pm via Rockaway Relief on FB.

Location 6: First Congressional Church at 320 Beach 94th Street directly behind the 100th precinct is looking to house donations. Contact Pastor Joe at 718-954-5251

ALL WEEK First Congressional Church at 320 Beach 94th Street needs volunteers tomorrow starting a little after 9am until sunset.

Location 7: St. Gertrude’s Church - B38 beach channel drive

Nordeck Community Room - 321 Beach 57th - Contact: Keisha (347)393-1166

Firehouse 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Contact: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance: info@rwalliance.org. 718-327-5919 – (but we are uncertain that they have access to either one of these contact methods – JUST SHOW UP!)

Requests for Volunteers at the firehouse:129-16

They are in need of PEOPLE 24/7. What they need are folks to: knock on people’s doors, help distributing meals, setting up a restaurant-style food station in the firehouse, digging people’s cars out of the sand, helping people get in and out of the Rockaways, etc. Keep in mind: there is NO electricity, access to gas, etc. But volunteers are urgently needed ASAP.

Veggie House Contact: Katherine 917-821-3555 - 96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd

Not for supply drop-offs, volunteer only - Requests for Volunteers at Veggie Island:

Veggie Island needs 6-10 dedicated and experienced volunteers to clean out Veggie Island kitchen so that it can be transformed to a kitchen by Sunday. Volunteers should arrive ready to clean with their own gloves, mask etc. if possible. Please contact Katherine to see if they still need help.

Community Council President Danny Ruscillo

Volunteers needed! Email Community Council President Danny Ruscillo at fxpro@aol.com to help out in Rockaway (c/o The Wave Newspaper).

Anyone looking to donate items by mail please send items to:

St. Francis De Sales Church

129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Belle Harbor, NY 11694

Note, the following location is collecting items for Broad Channel:

The American Legion 209 Crossbay Blvd Broad Channel, NY 11693

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY - MAIN BRANCH - GRAND ARMY PLAZA

In order to help some of our most affected communities, BPL is collecting donated supplies at our Central Library tomorrow until 9:45am. Donated items will be accepted at the Central Library Information Desk.

Our Bookmobiles will drop off supplies to the Red Hook and Coney Island communities, and provide free children’s books and charging stations.

You can help! Here is a list of donated items that are most needed:

Thanks in advance and please check back here and on our website http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/hurricane for up-to-date information on hurricane recovery.

You can also follow us on Twitter @brooklynpublic and sign up for our enewsletter for BPL events and information.

http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/enewsletter/


FRIDAY NOV 9  - Department for the Aging (DFTA)/JASA Warming Center is open today in Far Rockaway until 6pm at 1915 Seagirt Blvd.

THURSDAY NOV 8 urgent call for help at 8th and seagrit in far rockaway. 200 homebound seniors with no water, no power. we're sending a bunch of people and volunteers, but they need at least 50 volunteers, a lot of water, canned food, toilet paper, flashlights and batteries, hot food, new warm blankets. entrance is on 9th street. contact on the ground is Danny 718-327-4339. park slopers can come stock up at CBE. please bring us supplies Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

We need batteries and flashlights ASAP!! Curfews for Rockaway start at 4PM, so we need to get batteries/flashlights really soon. Send them to St. Jacobi Church 5406 4th Avenue (54th St) or to 520 Clinton Avenue, send us a call at 646-543-5324 if you have a load and want to know where to drop them of!

THURSDAY NOV 8 Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn URGENT NEED! This is an emergency. People have been without food deliveries for days!!!

The 7-11 Seagirt Blvd (Beach 8th Street) Far Rockaway location is in dire need of assistance.

We need 50 or more volunteers to bring supplies with them.

They have NO WATER!!

They don't have volunteers to run meals, food to 200 seniors stuck on top floors.

So what's needed:

Manpower - 50 or more volunteers

Water (a lot)

Canned food

Toilet paper

Flashlights / batteries (URGENT)

Warm blankets (only new)

Leonard Petlakh text: 728-288-0574 (cell service is shaky) will be on the ground meeting the volunteers.

He is at 125 Beach 19 now, and will go to 7-11 Seagirt as soon as volunteers are on the way.

Directions: meeting point

Tell people to make a right on beach 8th from Seagirt and go to building right on the corner as they turn, they can also call/ sms on site super Danny 718 327 4339 if can't find meeting place.

THURSDAY NOV 8 ATTENTION!! TODAY GAS IS THE NUMBER ONE NEED IN ROCKAWAY!!! Please drop off as much as you can to St. Francis de Sales Church on 219 Beach 129th Street!!!

THURSDAY NOV 8 from 596 acres

http://596acres.org/en/news/rockaway-current-needs/

Here are today's requests direct from people on the ground in the Eastern part of the Rockaway peninsula, where power is still absent and the train won't run for a long time. Note that there are specific needs at some sites. GAS & oil for the generators is a priority. And 100' extension cords would allow the creation of a warming site in a church in Far Rockaway. We continue to do our very best. We are so glad that you are doing your best too. Dress warm. Walk carefully on the ice.

THURSDAY 11/08 I need canvassers tomorrow to check on the elderly and disabled, bring food and water and deliver medication to them. Get out here if you can. Call Nastaran at (914) 557-6408. Meet at Beach 100th and Rockaway Beach Blvd at 11am, St. Camillus Church." via Occupy Judaism

THURSDAY NOV 8

Today (Thursday) at 1pm at St. Francis: Come join with local politicians to INSIST that Con Ed, LIPA and the Mayor take IMMEDIATE action to BRING POWER BACK to the Rockaways.

LIPA has taken the Rockaways OFF their outage map saying

"these areas are currently unable to accept electric service due to severe damage."

Aren't they the people that are supposed to fix the "severe damage"? Come down to SFDS to insist on answers. Local residents NEED to know when they can expect power back in order to make plans for their families. A realistic answer is not too much to expect.

http://stormcenter.lipower.org/report.html

THURSDAY NOV 8 - FOOD - Places confirmed to be accepting/distributing food today

THURSDAY NOV 8 - FOOD

Food trucks are out in Rockaway serving warm, free food to residents and helpers. Locations in Breezy, in the Waldbaums parking lot in Rockaway Park & Far Rockaway (in front of Hammels & Redfern houses)

THURSDAY NOV 8 - Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

Please come out and help today if you can

UPDATE THURSDAY 11/8: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Volunteers meeting in far rockaway today at 11am 125 Beach 19th Street Corner of Seagirt Blvd JASA building Last bldng by the water at the command site.

Volunteers needed to help deliver meals to hundreds of homebound elderly!!!!

2. URGENT MESSAGE FROM: John Lisyanskiy My buildings 3 & 4 are without power need your help down here!! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to go to 2770 West 5th . bring supplies if you can: water, food (Hot & canned), flashlights!!! PLEASE PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS CALL

3. With the temperatures now below freezing, the conditions for Hurricane Sandy victims trapped in their homes without heat or light have now declined even further. They need your HELP!

Come to Shorefront Y (3300 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn) at 10:30am to distribute blankets and heating pads, as well as food and water to stranded seniors at Coney Island/Brighton Beach/Sheepshead Bay areas. If you can, please bring water in 1 gal jugs and nonperishable food for distribution. For yourself, bring a backpack and flashlight.

Contact Rebecca Buyanovsky with any questions 917-373-5457

THURSDAY NOV 8 - With the Nor Easter last night we need GAS very badly to run heaters and generators - please post on the following pages and see if they can help the Rockaways with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts! Sunoco Racing Sunoco Shell BP, Chevron Hess Express Thank you people are freezing in New York! Rockaway Relief Rockaway 100th Precinct Community Affairs Rockaway Emergency Plan via Rockaway Relief

Saturday 11.10.12 Hello all - for all those interested in volunteering for the Rockaway Relief effort there is a shuttle bus organizing service to/from the Rockaways this Saturday to help with various jobs. Please see below and respond to helpRBNY@gmail.com if interested.

Buses for Saturday’s Volunteer Call to Action

There is transportation being organized for Volunteers to get from Manhattan to the Rockaway’s

Saturday Nov 10

Gathering point is at “Top Hops” at 94 Orchard St

Just South of Delancey take the subway to the Essex and Delencey station F,M,Jand Z Lines or Grand St B,D lines

There is a huge need for Volunteers to do clean up work in houses, physical work of digging cars out of sand,and many other needs.

If you would like to volunteer we are asking for time and a $10 donation to cover the cost of buses. If you can’t afford the donation your time is still appreciated. We are hoping for sponsors to cover the bus cost for those with limited resources. Transportation will be provided to and from 94 Orchard St NY, NY.

What we need you to bring is mainly the tools that you will work with mops, heavy brooms, flat edge shovels, and a mask to cover your mouth. Please also bring your lunch. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, work gloves, and waterproof shoes/boots.

I can order buses up until Friday afternoon. I can only order the right number of buses for those who have reserved a spot. The gathering time would be 8:30am with a goal of being in Rockaway by 9:30 am, buses would depart from Rockaway by 4pm.

To make a reservation, or to sponsor volunteers without the funds.

(Buses will cost $450 each)

email helpRBNY@gmail.com

THURSDAY NOV 8 - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

We are continuing to prepare and serve hot food and sandwiches to families in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Red Hook and other affected areas through the weekend. It looks like Mother Nature is going to ease up this weekend and hopefully the utilities can get the power back on.

Thousands of people have not had hot meal in over a week.

We still need volunteers at Two Boots to help prepare and portion food.

It is still difficult getting food to those in need. Many elderly in big apartment buildings can’t get to the relief centers. Many relief centers close early because people are afraid to come out after dark. If there are any able-bodied souls who are willing to help deliver food to apartments in high-rises please go to the OccupySandy website or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253.

If anyone knows of specific addresses that need help contact Lina by responding to this post or call Two Boots at 718 499 3253.

We are going to be driving around neighborhoods, bringing the hot food directly to residents. Many relief centers are overwhelmed and don't have the staff to distribute food.

We still need volunteers with cars to deliver and serve hot food, respond to this post or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253. (by the way, Lina is the shit!)

Much thanks to Back to The Land Natural Foods, Al Di La, and Pino's Pizza for their generous donations. We will start using the kitchen Old First Church on Carroll St this week.

In addition Rev. Daniel Meeter has set up a way for us to collect donations through the church. If you would like to donate to our effort please Make check to:

Old First Reformed Church (memo "Sandy Relief Kitchen")

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll St

Brooklyn NY 11215

Thanks to all the volunteers and local businesses who have stepped up. Special thanks to Stacey, Lina and Nadia( I don't know what I would do without you guys). It's truly heartwarming to see so many people coming together to help those devastated by the hurricane.

Andy

WEEKEND 11/10 - 11/11 It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend in the Rockaways and we're going to need it. Clean up efforts will resume at 219 Beach 129th Street on FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

We will be compiling lists of help requests for those days. We will be accepting requests starting tomorrow.

If you want to volunteer today or tomorrow, there are plenty of opportunities elsewhere on the peninsula.

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Shuttles to shelters

If you're going to leave before the storm, the 100th Precinct has shuttle service to the shelter.

WEDNESDAY 11/07 FOOD

Food, water, paper towels and more are being distributed at Rockaway Beach Blvd & Beach 84 St. until noon. Please come & get it before the

WEDNESDAY 11/07 FOOD

Eddie's Pizza Food Truck is handing out hot meals courtesy of the Mayor's Fund at Waldbaums from 9am to12pm

WEDNESDAY 11/07 FOOD

Cupcake Crew Food Truck is at the Hammel Playground (220 B85st) providing hot coffee ans cupcakes courtesy of NYC Mayors Office Fund

WEDNESDAY 11/07 - 596 acres - Current, accurate info from the ground: bridges to / from Rockaway are open. No signs or suggestions of evacuations. Volunteers still needed to distribute warm things to people who are going to weather this storm without heat or power out there. NOW-4pm. Go to 302 Beach 87th, you will be dispatched from there.

WEDNESDAY 11/07 - Power Rockaways Resilience - If you're looking for a place to donate for Sandy relief, this will make a HUGE difference. Emergency tax deductible not-for-profit donations for solar generators for Rockaway. http://www.indiegogo.com/PowerRockawaysResilience?c=home via Anne Fanny Morgan

Wednesday 11/07 - CORRECTION: NO VOLUNTEERS OR DONATIONS WILL BE SENT TO ROCKAWAYS TODAY. Heaters, Generators, Gas still needed, however. If you can donate goods for Rockaways, please bring to either of our two main hubs. We will resume work in Rock tomorrow. Currently, there is a skeleton crew maintaining op hubs in Rockaway. They will evacuate according to their own judgement. We will keep you posted as the day unfolds!

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: Rockaway Update: Volunteers are moving goods to higher ground. Most are clearing out by noon. Flooding expected. Skeleton crew will stay. Volunteers headed to Rockaway should check in with Niana at Veggie Island to help in crunch time.

PLACES TO BRING FOOD AND NEEDED SUPPLIES (indoors and able to serve in the storm) include: School 53, 1045 Naemoke St.; St. Mary's 1920 New Haven Avenue; St. Gertrude's Beach Channel Drive and Beach 38th street; Ocean Village Community Room, Beach 57thand Rockaway Beach Blvd; 8000 Shore Front Parkway and Veggie Island, Beach 96th Street - EVERYONE BE SAFE, already hearing reports of some flooding.

WEDNESDAY 11/07

NEW YORK FRIENDS - I HAVE AN URGENT REQUEST FOR HELP PLEASE!! I have a friend and his wife who were terribly affected by th e storm. They've pretty much lost everything. They desperately need help....food, anything...and because they lost both their cars and pretty much everything else, they can't get out to get anything. Other friends of ours have contacted just about every agency they know and they still don't have help down there. My friends are in Rockaway. Lanny and Shelly Kasner, they live at 350 Beach 147th St. Far Rockaway. (Their mailing address is Neponsit). As far as we know, they're in need of food, cat food and I would imagine warm clothing, blankets and whatever else anyone can give. If anyone could just get out there to them and bring them hot food and cat food I'm sure it would help immensely. They have no electricity still, no cars and no food. Please, if there's anyone that can help, either contact ( Ivy Starshine) or head on out there. Thank you so much! http://www.facebook.com/ivyj60?fref=ts

Rockaway is Preparing for the Storm: Flooding and high winds expected. Mandatory evacuation notice from the city. Volunteers that make it to the Rockaways (Dressed and prepared for cold work and with a light and already fed) should check in at the Volunteer Intake storefront at Beach113th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. next to YANA Community Center and Occupy Sandy Relief Rockaway Comms Hub.

Rockaway NEEDS HEATERS - PREFERABLY FUEL POWERED ONES WITH FUEL

WE ALSO NEED GAS FOR OUR GENERATORS Occupy Sandy Relief NYC:

9AM Wed at 125 Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway, 27 seniors need to be helped downstairs from their apartments to be evacuated before the storm. Who can help?? via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC:

WEDNESDAY 11/07 - Rockaway Relief Needs via 596 acres http://596acres.org/en/news/2012/11/06/rockaway-relief-needs-7-november-6am/

Places to Bring Prepared Food & Hot Drinks (Indoors & Able to Serve in the Storm!)

Places to Bring Supplies

- PRIORITY, new site. Opens at 11am.

- NEED FLASHLIGHTS & BLANKETS

St Gertrude's, Beach Channel Drive & Beach 38

Supplies to Bring:

blankets, anything warm & waterproof, boots for men & women, clean undies,

tools:

umbrellas, batteries, flashlights (especially LEDs!), printed list of shelters, printed FEMA info, oil for generators, gas for generators in 1-4 gallon containers (especially needed at St. Mary’s, 1920 New Haven Avenue), generators, goggles, masks (N95 Particulate Filtering Faceplate Respirator is best for this cleanup and is affordable), crow bars, wrecking bars,

hygiene:

diapers, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent, toilet paper, spray bleach, big sponges, clorox wipes, deodorant, paper towels, toothbrushes & paste,

food:

juice, baby milk, baby bottles, Ensure, Canned food & non-perishables,

TUESDAY NOV 6

Volunteers needed at Dayton Towers in Rockaway, 800 Shorefront Parkway. via 596 acres

TUESDAY NOV 6

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Rockaway Beach Surf Club is in urgent need of volunteers to help distribute food and donations (along with a ton of other projects). Head on over!

Address: Rockaway Beach Surf Club on 302 Beach 87th Street (corner of 87th street and Rockaway Freeway)

TUESDAY NOV 6 - Urban Divers via FB - Inbox Asap if there is a need for a GENERATOR to provide electricity for a large group impacted in the disaster zone- Rockaways, Staten Island, et al. This resource is available in the near future but will require a vehicle transportation- hatch back or bigger. Have a vehicle for today only.

TUESDAY NOV 6

via Rockaway Surf Club: Batteries, flash light, blankets, candles, toilet paper, paper towels, spray bleach, Clorox wipes, sponges, deodorant, laundry detergent, toothpaste, juice, bread, googles, crow bars, hammer claws, wreaking bars, rubber boots men/women and rubber gloves masks.

We need volunteers. During the week. People with and without cars. Types of help:

We are open daily, 10am - 4:30pm.

Rockaway Beach Surf Club

302 Beach 87th

Rockaway Beach, NY

Contacts:

(Please text us, we have limited Internet access onsite):

Davina 917-697-1988

Brandon 917-559-4823

Andreea 774-239-1540

TUESDAY NOV 6 - FOOD: Free hot food courtesy of Wafels & Dinges on B.129th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard! Thank you for the support!

TUESDAY NOV 6 - FOOD: Hot food at Yana B113!- Rockaway...please get the word out. :)

TUESDAY NOV 6 - Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

TUESDAY NOV 6: - Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!!

Today starting at 1 :30 pm at Far Rockaway - Russian speakers needed to go from apt to apt to inform people that they can be evacuated tomorrow to a synagogue and a Jewish community center. Need to bring food and water to them. Coordinated by Kings Bay Y and Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope in close collaboration with JASA

Volunteer command post is located at 125 seagirt blvd (off beach 19th st) far Rockaway NY 11691. Person in charge: Ken Soloway - cell 347-415-3868 if no response - try Daniel Zeltzer at 347-604-0305 try texting instead of calling, as they are overwhelmed w calls- if no response- they are there/ unable to speak - just come to the volunteer command post

Everyone will be asked to make at least 2 trips up and down the stairs.

TUESDAY NOV6 - Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

- PLEASE – NO DELIVERIES AFTER 630pm – Seriously.

Please respect these rules that we have agreed to.

These are our needs: Like really.. Generators, Extension cords/strip cords, Lights (to plug in), Cleaning supplies – specifically push brooms. Flashlights, Batteries

We really need tomorrow to reorganize and expand. All volunteers are going to help us clean some new locations.

Send them to: St. Gertude – B38 and Beach Channel Dr.

We are cleaning out an entire gym to use. Please have volunteers prepare themselves.

Pastor Williams of St. Johns Baptist Church 7405 Rockaway Beach Blvd (@ Beach 75) badly needs a generator and gasoline and blankets. You can contact him at 718.644.8151 to asses immediate needs.

**Additional volunteers to help organize and manage distribution at the American Legion, 209 Cross Bay Blvd.

High priority needs right now for the distribution center (they change frequently) include:

power strips/heavy duty power cords, duct tape, plastic sheathing, rope, tarps (things to try and keep the draft out), contractor-sized trash bags, personal care items like razors, always need flashlights and batteries, baby formula, diapers ***AND** we need hot food throughout the day plus packaged food is ALWAYS welcomed. **Blankets, socks, underwear, jackets are ALWAYS welcomed but no other clothes can be accepted at this time!**

TUESDAY NOV 6 - NYC Cares located at 40th and Beach need toilet paper, paper towels, baby food and diapers!

FOOD: Just got word that Mike n Willies food truck is heading out to B 113th and Beach Channel drive to hand out free meals to those in need!! via Rockaway Relief

FOOD:

Another food truck update: Hamza and Madina Halal food truck is now serving HOT food at St. Francis de Sales school on 129th! via Rockaway Relief

Volunteer from New York Communities for Change - I was out in Far Rockaway today in the Beach 15th to Beach 20th area, from Cornaga to Seagirt, canvassing the streets to see who needed what. I was a volunteer with New York Communities for Change. There were large apartment complexes such as 249 Beach 15 (Oceanview II), Beach 14th b/w Heyson and New Haven (Oceanview I), and another building with primarily elderly residents across from Oceanview II that needed food, warm clothes, water, baby diapers, baby formulas, medicine, and just an idea of where they can go to get help. There were also stand-alone houses with people needing help. Is there any plan to allocate some resources and supplies to the eastern part of Far Rockaway? It seems like the situation is especially dire in this area as it is far from the large distribution centers further west. If you could at least acknowledge this message was received, that would be great.

TUESDAY NOV 6

Luba Reife Ostrovsky basing this on the post about Far Rockaway. I am off tomorrow and could potentially (babysitter permitting, will verify in an hour or two) drive to Far Rockaway tomorrow. I have a full tank of gas and can go at about 1pm. Two questions: 1) Is there any place that we know of that is willing to donate hot food. I will drive it from Brooklyn/Manhattan or wherever. I will pick it up. Just need to know where from and needs to be by about 2pm or so. 2) Is there anyone who can/wants to go with me. If it's just me bringing the food, I want to know that someone will meet me there and help me distribute it...while it's still hot food :). Even if there isn't hot food, I will buy soups from somewhere, no problem, but the second question still remains. Please text me at (732) 690-2391 and let me know if I can help this way. I can also stop by and purchase the things described: adult diapers, water, etc. Basically, as much as I alone can carry (or, if someone joins, even better). You can also email me lubareife@gmail.com. Probably best. Depending on the response, will try to book my babysitter. Thanks.

TUESDAY NOV 6

P.S. 42 on Beach 66th Street between Beach Channel Drive and Thurby needs volunteers tomorrow starting at 10am.

Sunday NOV 4 - 12:50pm - Volunteer need update via Rockaway Relief on FB

***Red Cross, supplies and volunteers needed close to apt buildings 102 - 00 asking for set up in Key Foods Parking Lot they are reporting having nothing.

***95th: Needs more tables, supplies, etc

***20's and 30's requesting hot food and FEMA/Red Cross. Also need volunteers and #randomactsofkindness

Please if you are coming in with supplies drive these neighborhoods and just pull up and start offering help!

Volunteers needed at. 2911 West 36th with water, food, and batteries, send text message to Ritaly 917-697-8084. Or just go there via Cleanup Sheepshead Bay

From Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: via Mickey Z-vegan

We need volunteers at the B100th st location in Far Rockaway!!!!

This just in: A new hurricane relief space just opened up in the Rockaways on Beach 100th St. & William F. Burke Way (a gym)

Hamilton Beach around 110th in queens - needs our help: clothing, diapers, formula & food. If you are near there, please help! via occupy sandy relief nyc

Hamilton Beach is a small community that has one long strip (104th Street) with ten dead-end blocks connected to it. It is mostly surrounded by water. There is one way into Hamilton Beach by car and two ways in by foot. It is accessible by a boardwalk that stretches from the A train station at Coleman Square to 104th Street, or you can cross the Hawtree Basin pedestrian bridge that is in between two of the ten blocks. The bridge connects Hamilton and Howard Beach

96th Street - via Rockaway Relief - We are getting word that residents on 96th Street were hit hard and lots of elderly are having a hard time as temps drop please send volunteers out there and supplies. If you have a car just head out, comment if you have additional info on exact locations that is all we know right now :)

TODAY (SUNDAY NOV 4): VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CANVASS ROCKAWAYS TODAY!

112-15 Beach Channel Drive NY 11694-2203

Beach 112th and Beach Channel Drive

Good Location FEMA, RED CROSS, DUNKIN DONUTS

More information call: 718-805-0950

Say you have been sent by NYS Assemblymembers Miller and Goldfeder

We need time you can come and contact info - this is pretty urgent today as FEMA sets up and a real "command" location is put together. If you can get to the Rockaways or have a car today please call More information call: 718-805-0950 or rebeccadlynch@gmail.com

Gowanus Studio Space: SUNDAY NOV 4 If you'd like to prepare a hot lunch for distribution in Rockaway today, do it. Bring to Gowanus Studio Space, 166 7th Street in Brooklyn by 11am. We will be leaving from there to do a delivery to our organizer friends in Edgemere. (In normal times, they are organizing this lot: http://596acres.org/en/lot/4158340042/) from Paula at 596 acres

El Caribe Country Club Caterers : Hi everyone--TOMORROW AT NOON,SUNDAY El Caribe Country Club Caterers will be serving hot food on the corner of 141st Street and Newport!! Enjoy, and thanks so much for all of your help and support!!!

From Rockaway 100th Precinct Community Affairs:  (ALL WEEK) Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) has been approved in New York and New Jersey for eligible disaster survivors who have a continuing need for shelter because they are unable to return to their homes for an extended period of time. This will provide short-term lodging for eligible disaster survivors whose communities are either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to disaster-related damages. For more information, disaster survivors should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

113th- 4wheel drive vehicles only (all week)

THE B113 LOCATION IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF-- SOCKS, GLOVES, WATER, FOOD, BLANKETS, FLASHLIGHTS, BATTERIES, FRUIT, NUTS and PAPER TOWELS

Hours of operation: 10am -10pm

B113 and Rockaway Blvd

From Pamela Brown via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC:

I'm back from Beach 113th St in the Rockaways, which is one of the few staging areas for relief efforts... The destruction is truly shocking... The people need help... They are cold... Many have lost everything... The Red Cross and FEMA are not providing food, providing blankets or warm clothing... It's up to us to lend a hand so that people can recover... We need a lot of volunteers... If you have a car and gas, please come tomorrow as early as possible... 8am, if you can... We have more supplies than people and cars to distribute... Winter, Natasha and I have access to three city bus loads of supplies and three 18 wheeler trucks, but we need people and space to put it... If you know of a big space in the Rockaways, let us know... Please come, and fill you car with as many friends as you can... Hundreds of volunteers are needed...message Pamela here: https://www.facebook.com/pambrown15

Posted on behalf of an exhausted Jessica Waverka (contact info at the bottom of post):via Support Victims of Hurricane Sandy on FB

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

**Please distribute this message**

What an AMAZING day!

When I first walked into the American Legion (209 Cross Bay Blvd) there was NOTHING…by yesterday afternoon my jaw dropped -- then today -- OMG! What an amazing day of community rally! If I had to pick one "faith in humanity restored moment" it would have to be when the truck rolled up with 600 pizzas for Portland, Maine. The guys set up a propane heater and started re-heating the pizza. AMAZING!!

I made my first trip to the Rockaways this afternoon. Words escape me to describe the need, I cannot justify it properly in a few sentences. Tomorrow we are going to focus on helping situate the Red Cross in the Rockaways for hot food distribution and a facilitate medication distribution in both Broad Channel and the Rockaways.

A few urgent needs, in order of greater need first:

**A registered organization with medical doctors who can supervise the distribution of medications to the people of Broad Channel and the Rockaways. We have the promise of AmeriCare that they can provide all the medications that we need. **THIS IS AN URGENT NEED**

**On the ground contacts in the Rockaways who can help us understand the BEST places for Red Cross to set up hot food distribution. We will be heading over at 11AM tomorrow with food. **First idea is to set up at Beach 95th & Rockaway Fwy -- if there is a better location--we need to know IMMEDIATELY

**On the ground contacts that can help distribute AMAZING care packages from AmeriCare. We helped unload a tractor trailer filled with them today. AMAZING! (We need a registered organization)

**More volunteers to help organize and manage distribution at the American Legion, 209 Cross Bay Blvd.

High priority needs right now for the distribution center (they change frequently) include:

power strips/heavy duty power cords, duct tape, plastic sheathing, rope, tarps (things to try and keep the draft out), contractor-sized trash bags, personal care items like razors, always need flashlights and batteries, baby formula, diapers ***AND** we need hot food throughout the day plus packaged food is ALWAYS welcomed. **Blankets, socks, underwear, jackets are ALWAYS welcomed but no other clothes can be accepted at this time!**

Please email me if you can help in anyway!

Thank you! Best, Jessica akinyc@gmail.com

SUNDAY:We just received a message that people near Thursby Ave need assistance if you are a volunteer please head over to check on these families. They need cleaning supplies and hot meals. via Rockaway Relief on FB

Reported on facebook: Getting reports that people are hungry and without supplies in the 60's please make a priority for tomorrow via Rockaway Relief

Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 10am–7pm: The Rockaway Youth Task Force will be doing daily clean-up and recover efforts. Meet at F 321 Beach 57th Street in the back of the building on Arverne BOulevard. For additional information e-mail info@rytf.org.via Deanna Bitetti

NYPD Community Affairs Unit is collecting donations at Resorts World Casino ALL WEEK at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd in Jamaica, Queens (enter from 109th Street & Rockaway Blvd). They are in need of canned goods, water, paper goods, baby care products, clothing, toiletries, flashlights, backpacks and batteries. Questions can be directed to the Community Affairs Bureau at 646-610-5323 or via email communityaffairs@nypd.org. via Deanna Bitetti

Rockaway Volunteers Needed: ALL WEEK VOLUNTEER INFO

Okay folks. We need you. Volunteers should meet at 10am at the St Francis De Sales gym. 219 Beach 129th Street, Rockaway, New York 11694

Date: 11/6 - Time: 10AM-5PM -Please see Meghan Flanagan or Jaime when you arrive.

You may call/text NYCMORE2012 Marissa Hiruma at 908-963-7153 with

questions. Use our FB page to coordinate carpools.

Work location:

St. Francis DeSales Parish - 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd - Belle Harbor, NY 11694

Bring: Water and food for yourself*, Warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, Work gloves, Closed-toe, sturdy shoes/boots, Dust masks,  (*Bring your own food/water to be on the safe side and note that there is a volunteer station in front of St. Francis)

11/6 Essential Donated Goods: Mops, Brooms, Scrub brushes, Work Gloves, Contractor bags, Flashlights, Batteries – all types, Masks, Buckets

NO MORE CLOTHES DONATIONS

Thanks to Kitchensurfing for contributing funds and to Green Pirate Juice Truck for contributing produce for Yummy Eats to go to Rockaway Relief tomorrow to serve hot food at St Frances De Sales! SAT and SUN? (219 Beach 129th St Rockaway Beach, NY 11694) We're coming with Hot Chicken-Potato Soup, Veggie Chili and Rice, Fried Chicken, Tuna Sliders, Roasted Veggies, and Triple Chocolate Brownies. BK loves you Rockaway!

NO MORE CLOTHING RIGHT NOW AT ST FRANCIS.

*MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS* - Work gloves, batteries, flashlights, face masks, thick black contractor bags. THIS is the top 5 that we need right now. These need to be CLEARLY marked so that we can distribute them easily and quickly.

*MOST ESSENTIAL MEDICINE ITEMS* - Baby cough medicine, BAND-AIDS, Neosporin, Ace bandages, Advil, Tylenol. People are coming in with gashes on their legs for stuff that's hitting them in their basements, it probably needs stitches, but who has time for stitches- and there are NO MEDICAL tents anyway! So send the above stuff, CLEARLY labeled and we can start giving people band-aids and baby cough medicine. Please mark clearly.

*CLEANING SUPPLIES* - Mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, clorox, buckets. Anything on a stick today had to be carefully rationed--- obviously we need more, but there were about 10 mops today and they were like gold bricks...

*MOST ESSENTIAL FOOD ITEMS*- In addition to water we need orange Juice, Apple Juice, granola bars, powdered milk, we have tons of peanut butter, no jelly, no bread....keep the food coming,

*MOST ESSENTIAL BABY ITEMS* - MORE jars of baby food, more formula, more bottles, more WIPES. Today people were getting wipes for the first time for their kids.

*GENERAL DONATION TIPS*- Please do not use this as a time to get rid of your garbage from your apt and homes, I understand everyone is trying to help, but a bag of CDs is probably not what we need right now. The NEATER THE BETTER. The more clearly marked and neatly packaged, the better.

From Deanna Bitetti:

Crest Hardware on Metropolitan Ave and Lorimer - Williamsburg People: LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! Tomorrow (SAT) at 11am Joseph Franquinha and Liza 'Ladi Dotie' Shields will be packing lunches to take to the volunteers and people in need out in the Rockaways. Also if you have any of the following items please bring them to Crest tonight OR tomorrow before noon for us to deliver. This will be done out of their store Crest Hardware on Metropolitan Avenue and Lorimer: Cross Bay Blvd

*Shovels

*Contractor Bags

*Trash Bags

*Gasoline

*Toiletries

*Canned Goods and Can Openers

*Nonperishable Food

*Winter Clothing: Jackets, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Boots

*Blankets and Towels

*Pet Food

From Regina Bresler: People in Rockaway Beach desperately need more hands on deck - please help out if you can! There is no electricity or cell phone reception out there, so find Joe at the Fraiman house: 190 Beach 136th Street, Rockaway Park, NY 11694. Essential items to bring if you have them or access to them:

- gas for generators

- propane for camping stoves

- rubber gloves and work gloves

- waterproof shoes and pants

- food & water

Today (FRIDAY NOV 2) at 3pm there will be a meeting at the Fraiman house, 190 Beach 136th Street, to discuss:

1. Distribution of volunteers

2. Professionals available to help

3. General advice

From Deanna Bitetti:

Crest Hardware on Metropolitan Ave and Lorimer - Williamsburg People: LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! Tomorrow at 11am Joseph Franquinha and Liza 'Ladi Dotie' Shields will be packing lunches to take to the volunteers and people in need out in the Rockaways. Also if you have any of the following items please bring them to Crest tonight OR tomorrow before noon for us to deliver. This will be done out of their store Crest Hardware on Metropolitan Avenue and Lorimer:

*Shovels

*Contractor Bags

*Trash Bags

*Gasoline

*Toiletries

*Canned Goods and Can Openers

*Nonperishable Food

*Winter Clothing: Jackets, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Boots

*Blankets and Towels

*Pet Food

From Holly Sheppard:

Holly Sheppard, who brought warm meals, blankets, and good to the residents of the Rockaways today: I will be cooking everyday till Sunday for the residents of Rockaway. If you would like to help with a monetary donation to help supply salads, meat, vegetables, water, coffee, etc that would be helpful. You can do so via paypal. My paypal account is Holly777@gmail.com. All money will go directly to Breezy Point or Rockaway Beach Residence. If you have no money well then get your butt down there and help someone clean out their house. xo You can also drop off supplies at Brooklyn Fish Camp. 162 5th Ave in Park Slope between Douglas and Degraw.

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC volunteers searching NYCHA housing at B59th street in Far Rockaway for elderly, disabled and folks in need that can't get down to the streets to our hubs for relief - Moving stuff, we need so much more of this asap, teams are mobilizing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ej7rlcxrA4&feature=plcp

Heard that the following items are urgently needed in Rockaway and Breezy:

Surgical Masks, Gloves, Baby Wipes, Adult and Baby Diapers, Batteries, Boots/Wellies and Bleach.

BROAD CHANNEL

THURSDAY NOV 29 - Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) needs

scott air packs, new or gently used gear that is still in commision and able to be used in fires, medical supplies, fire related tools, vhf portable radios, sheet rock, ply wood, drills, and new siding for the building.  Anyone willing to help us with any of these items please contact us @ 718 474 8888 or 917 991 8801 or tmoccio@broadchannelvfd.org 

From Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

I'm at a VFW on Broad Channel. 209 Cross Bay Blvd. They are RUNNING out of food VERY quickly. Please pass the message. If anyone can bring pre-cooked, quick heat, etc food PLEASE do. If you can come help, please come. They need extra handed to sort clothes

Three places you can donate money to help communities around Jamaica Bay:

1. Make a donation to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance here: http://rwalliance.org/;

2. Make a donation to the Breezy Point Cooperative here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/572081337; and

3. You can also make a check donation to the Broad Channel Civic Association, 55 West 15 Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.

via cate contino cowit

BREEZY POINT

THURSDAY NOV 29 Supplies needed in Breezy Point:

Bleach, Mops, Buckets, Work gloves, Brooms, Contractor bags, Shovels, Paper towel, Water ,

Drop off locations include:

- Breezy Point Volunteer Fire Dept. at Beach 210th

- Habitat for Humanity at Beach 208th (see Jim or Matt)

ALL WEEK - Breezy Recovery Breezy Point NY DISASTER RELIEF HOTLINE: 866-250-8627 #3 to volunteer or provide services ~bk

ALL WEEK / MONTH Star Bright Shelter has 400 refugees from the Breezy Point

.If anyone is able to get down to Breezy they need you!

Star Bright Shelter has 400 refugees from the Breezy Point area that have needs. 615 East 104th Street Brooklyn, NY 11236 (718) 649-2390

Call them and see how you can help. Donation and Volunteer needs change rapidly!

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 -  ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS: A family needs their basement pumped at 74 Bedford Ave. in Breezy Point. They still don't have power so would need a generator for the pump as well. Please SHARE.

Breezy SANDY HELP!

TIDE LAUNDRY TRUCK! They are out there somewhere, if we could get our hands on one, PLEASE!!!!

Firemen, construction people are working 24/7, need to clean their gear, everything wet and dirty from Sandy and recent snow storm!

Volunteers for clean up as many as possible! Go to Breezy Security Trailer!!!

Desperate need of the following:

Construction Items:

power tools: drills, s...aws, etc..., Hammers, Saws, Shovels, , Garbage Bags, Construction gloves, Rubber gloves, Face masks, Construction boots, rubber boots, rain boots (men sz 10-12), Thermal sets (under clothing), Warm socks,Warm gloves, New underwear, Warm hats, scull hats (scullies), Warm Blankets, Cleaning supplies, Flash lights, Batteries (all kinds), FIRST AID KITS, MEDICATION (over the counter), Baby aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, Bandaids, Antiseptic, Neosporin, Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, Purell/, NON PERISHABLE FOODS, Canned goods, Fresh fruit/vegetables (apples/bananas), Canned fruit/vegetables, BABY ITEMS, Children's medicine, Baby formula/food, Diapers, Wipes via Help Brooklyn - Sandy Victims

https://www.facebook.com/Help.Brooklyn.Sandy.Victims

CARNARSIE

ALL WEEK - ORBIT FURNITURE - DONATING FREE MATTRESSES

ORBIT FURNITURE is giving a limited amount of brand new mattress DONATIONS, 10-25% discounts on furniture and accessories to all Hurricane Sandy Victims. 24 months interest free on financing and FREE DELIVERY. . Orbit Furniture 815 Flatbush Avenue between Caton and Linden. 718-237-2661 . Russian Speaking as well. Bring proof of home damage.

ALL WEEK Council Towers III Low-income Senior Housing/ Canarsie JCC

TBD, one-time 1170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11239

Please bring games or cards! Volunteers will socialize and play games with senior residents to cheer them up.

Contact metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com, with subject line GAMES.

Friends of Firefighters are collecting Empty cardboard boxes and plastic shopping bags to deliver donations in, children and adult clothes - especially warm clothes, blankets, school supplies, bottled water and thermoses of hot drinks, non perishable food, toiletries, hand sanitizer, working gloves, generators, pumps and gasoline. Drop off this Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4 between 10AM - 3PM at 5306 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11234. via Deanna Bitetti

FRIDAY NOV 16 - From Marty

Latest list of recovery centers in Brooklyn (all open 8 am to 8 pm, except for IKEA location, which is 9:30 am to 8 pm). The Coney Island center is closing at 5pm today (Friday):

MONDAY NOV 12 Canarsie~Holy Family Church Update

3pm Volunteers NEEDED to serve hot food and organize supplies! We have NOONE at this time! Inbox us..thank you :) 9719 Flatlands Ave. https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackToThoseAffectedBySandy/posts/383277935084764

Sunday, November 4 - Canarsie Community Breakfast in need of volunteers at 9:30am.

Meet at 1222 East 96th Street between Flatlands & Ave J

Contact Rudy at 646-427-5256 or text 917-231-8724

From Cherelyn: To all of my Canarsie Residents- there is a Canarsie Town Hall Meeting with FEMA on MONDAY, NOV 5 @ 6:30pm. It will be held at HOLY FAMILY CHURCH- 9719 Flatlands Avenue (on the corner of Flatlands/Rockaway Parkway)..

Saturday, November 3, 2pm–6pm: 40 Volunteers are needed to help us go door to door to distribute information to homeowners about filing for federal disaster aid in Canarsie,Brooklyn. Space is limited, please RSVP to jjoseph@pubadvocate.nyc.gov. via Deanna Bitetti

GOWANUS

ALL WEEK / MONTH - contact to confirm ::: GOWANUS HOUSES SUPPORT - WED. 11/7

To sign up, please send e-mail to valery[at]furee[dot]org or lucas[at]furee.org

Today, we're expecting heavy rains and high winds. The NYC alerts we've received tell us to stay home or to find a nearest shelter.

The families in the Gowanus Houses buildings, especially seniors, the ill and the home bound that are STILL WITHOUT POWER, HEAT AND HOT WATER have no choice but to stay home. These are the people who rely on relief efforts t

o get food, water, blankets.

Since the City of New York is doing virtually NOTHING to help Gowanus residents, the family of donors, volunteers, community organizations and faith based organizations have become their life line.

Yesterday, we struggled greatly to provide relief to Gowanus residents who are angry, hurt and frustrated that they are not getting the support or communications needed by city, state and federal agencies about further disaster assistance.

On day five, we can not stay in our warm homes, with access to refrigerated food and the ability to come and go as we please...or as we need.

On day five, we will practice self-determination and community-building. We will practice movement building.

Our goals:

1. Get families enough food, water and other supplies to last three days

2. Make sure that sick residents have enough medication and see medical personnel by the end of the day

3. Get residents connected to the appropriate agencies that can provide further disaster relief.

:::VOLUNTEER:::

We need about 20 volunteers for door-knocking, distribute food and complete food/water/supply deliveries to our families as well as make assessments of the medical needs of elders, sick and home-bound residents.

Volunteers are being asked to meet at the center (see address below) at 12 p.m. If you are interested in serving as an outreach coordinator and if you can help bring in donations and package bags of food for families, please come at 11 a.m.

Outreach and distribution will go on until 6 p.m., weather permitting.

We also need help in the evening, when we tend to have less volunteers, to deliver hot food to home-bound residents between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We would need 10 volunteers to get this done. If you can do evening hours, please check this page or FUREE's web page for an update.

:::DONATE:::

We need food! We need supplies! We need your help!

Please donate as much as you can; no donation is ever too small! Please give only what is on the list so we don't have an excess of food and supplies that we can't move:

Baby food (vegetarian, with meat/chicken, fruit, cereal stages 1, 2, 3),

Water, Evaporated, powdered and regular milk (1/2 gal. or smaller), Soy milk, Pediasure, Ensure, Glucerna, Ready made formula (with iron, regular/soy/sensitive), Canned goods (beans, vegetables, tomato sauce, soups, tuna fish, sardines, vienna sausages), Protein/granola/cereal/fruit bars, Apple Sauce, Diapers (newborn, sizes 1, 4 and 6), Toddler training pants (sizes 4+), Flashlights, Batteries (especially C and D), Candles/Flashlights, Peanut butter, Sliced bread, Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, etc), Disposable hand warmers, Gloves, Socks, Dry Ice (we have none and already, some residents' insulin have gone bad.),

Goods can be delivered between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to the address listed below.

Please DO NOT BRING clothing and blankets.

We also need cash contributions so we can purchase what is needed and to support this relief work at Gowanus Houses.

To donate online, visit http://furee.org/donate or make checks payable to FUREE. Indicate if you are donating for relief efforts or to support FUREE's overall work in the memo/notes sections.

::: CONNECT RESIDENTS TO SERVICES :::

Our friends from South Brooklyn Legal Services will be on site and visiting residents to apply for FEMA assistance and other assistance.

We will also have medical personnel from the NYU Medical Center to check in on the sick and homebound and to make sure that residents have their needed medication.

Volunteers are needed to alert residents of these FREE services and to help pick up prescriptions from local pharmacies to deliver to residents.

LOCATION:

Gowanus Community Center, 420 Baltic Street in Brooklyn

To sign up, please send e-mail to valery[at]furee[dot]org or lucas[at]furee.org

Again, thank you all for support!

BELLE HARBOR

ALL WEEK / MONTH Yeshiva of Belle Harbor is moving to Brooklyn after losing EVERYTHING to Sandy. The new location will be at EITZ CHAIM 1649 east 13th, grades starting from nursery-8 th , WILL TAKE ANY KIND OF DONATION....volunteers, desks, chairs, blabkboards, chalk, toys, crayons, paper towels, cleaning products, pencils, PLS SPREAD THE WORD and help show these children that we can make something from nothing! 1-347-688-YHB8

MIDLAND BEACH

Location 1: PS38 IN MIDLAND BEACH(421 LINCOLN AVENUE) STILL NEEDS CLOTHES AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

FLATBUSH

 Lots more help needed guys!!! I'm located at our Flatbush donation base where we are putting together packages for families directly in need and WE NEED DRIVERS TO DELIVER packages!! Also supplies that are greatly needed for donation are:

Water, Paper towels, Toilet paper, Flashflights, batteries, Cleaning Supplies, New underwear, socks, hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, garbage bags, blankets, instant oatmeal, granola

tea, feminine sanitary supplies, diapers, baby food

Please contact me asap if you can come and help out! rbuyanov@gmail.com  917-373-5457

RED HOOK

STARTING DEC 3 - GOOD MORNING! Hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving! RHI had a long & relaxing weekend but now, we are back to work thankful for another day & for our extraordinary community

With that said, in a continuing effort to meet the needs of the Red Hook community post- hurricane Sandy, RHI will be partnering with the Legal Aid Society who will offer free legal services at RHI.

Starting next week Legal Aid will be at RHI 12pm - 3pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our facility (767 Hicks Street). Please spread the word.

http://www.legal-aid.org/en/home.aspx

HURSDAY NOV 29 - BENEFIT Concert for Restore Red Hook - Jalopy Theatre

RED HOOK RAMBLERS

BUFFIE ROSEANNE

DALTON FAMILY SINGERS (ft. Debe Dalton)

BRIAN SPEAKER

CHARLES MANSFIELD BAND

ALL WEEK 110 Wolcott st....RED HOOK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH......planning a huge work weekend to help gut and rebuild homes....need tools....cleaning supplies and hands......GET INVOLVED....call Craig (206) 369-0534.....tell him...THE VIKINGS SENT YA!!!

WEDNESDAY NOV 21 Hello good folks, if you have a laptop and you want to volunteer today come to 110 Wolcott in Red Hook and do data entry! Yay! Boring stuff for a great cause!

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY  NOV 21 NOV 22 ATTN: TODAY & TOMORROW: A POP-UP Market!

Where: the Corner of Sullivan and Richards Streets Across from PS 15!!!

If you are in Red Hook today come on down and join! Lot's of local produce from John Glebocki, and Fred Wilklow.

Yams! Collards! Kale! Brussels! 5 kinds of Potatoes!

5 Kinds of Apples, Cider so much more.

If you have SNAP (Formerly Foodstamps) and spend $5 we can provide you with $2.00 more in coupons to expand your buying power.

If you have an appointment at Addabbo Clinic, today the doctors and nutritionists are providing coupons to increase your buying power

If you are a parent of a student at PS 15 ask for Parent Coordinator Juanita Laboy who can also provide you with market coupons to help you meet your food needs in this holiday season.

SPREAD IT!

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY  NOV 21 NOV 22

MISSION MASHED POTATOES AND FRUIT SALAD FOR RED HOOK (Weds) AND STATEN ISLAND (Thursday) ~bk

Sorry for the late notice-- the details and numbers were constantly moving and NOW WE HAVE A PLAN! (NOTE: We need you to "just do it" -- If you write for clarification it's not likely that we'll be able to get back to you in time.)

Red Hook and Staten Island need our help with Taters and Fresh Fruit!

WEDNESDAY: Red Hook Thanksgiving Dinner serving 300 people from 3- 6pm

NEED:

15 people to deliver fresh fruit salad for about 20 people

15 people to deliver mashed potatoes for about 20 people (10 large potatoes)

SIGN UP: http://tinyurl.com/czwgj48

Details: Deliveries by 1pm: Delivered to 438 12th Street Doorman on a tray or big plastic bowl (something you don't mind donating)

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Thursday: Staten Island Thanksgiving Dinner serving 400 people Noon - 7

NEED:

20 people to deliver fresh fruit salad for about 20 people

20 people to deliver mashed potatoes for about 20 people (10 large potatoes)

A driver to pick up by 9:30am and drive to Staten Island with taters and salad.

SIGN UP: http://tinyurl.com/d56xoef 

Details: Deliveries by 9pm: Delivered to 438 12th Street (Buzzer Ph C) on a tray or big plastic bowl (something you don't mind donating)

NEED: DONATIONS--http://brooklynneighbors.brownpapertickets.com/  we could use a few more bucks in the kitty for some final purchases-- could you spare $10? (We will buy fruit if we don't get enough people donating but I'm not sure that we'll have enough to make it great! Help us do that!) Can we make this happen? YES WE CAN!

VOLUNTEERS--- SO many of you were willing to donate your time to volunteer that we have more volunteers (over 1400) than we have meals to serve at the 4 locations. If you don't hear from us by end of day today assume that your help, while totally appreciate, couldn't be accommodated!

THANKS in advance,

Susan Fox

Park Slope Parents

MONDAY NOV 19 SANDY RELIEF UPDATES IN RED HOOK, BROOKLYN 11/19/2012:

There are now new links for anyone who wants to volunteer or who needs volunteers. Please visit redhookvolunteers.org

There is also a new phone number for people to call: 718-306-9149.

The new email is redhookvolunteers@gmail.com for any other questions, etc.

The 499 Van Brunt volunteer “hub” will now only be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Once we fill the volunteer slots above through the links on the website, all other volunteers will be encouraged to come to 499 on those days to help with other requests from the community such as continuing home and business help with clean outs, rubbish removal, etc.

More info, click on link http://rhicenter.org/tag/hurricane-relief/ 

FRIDAY NOV 16 - From Marty

Latest list of recovery centers in Brooklyn (all open 8 am to 8 pm, except for IKEA location, which is 9:30 am to 8 pm). The Coney Island center is closing at 5pm today (Friday):

THURSDAY NOV 15 Hot meals being accepted at 773 Hicks before 3:30pm today and tomorrow. Email food@rhicenter.org. Weekend needs TBA

VOLUNTEERS needed ASAP TODAY at 98 Richards to help with supply distribution. Tomorrow is the last day Visitation will be giving out supplies.

VOLUNTEERS needed from 3-6pm TODAY at 773 Hicks St to help with home-bound meal distribution.

THURSDAY NOV 15 Today in Red Hook at 3PM: Emergency Relief Workshop for businesses impacted by Sandy, to be held at IKEA Brooklyn ~bk

http://www.nycedc.com/event/red-hook-emergency-relief-workshop 

WEDNESDAY NOV 14

ATTN: shortage of volunteers and hot meals. Red Hook Houses are still in need. Contrary to popular belief, there are still homes without power, heat and/or hot water so we still need you!

If you are interested in providing a hot meal please email food@rhicenter.org 

For volunteer opportunities please email volunteers@rhicenter.org 

Thank you for your support,

RHI

ALL WEEK Red Hook Initiative ~bk http://tinyurl.com/RHIvols 

ATTN: Good Morning Sandy Volunteers ! Please report to 499 Van Brunt Street for assignment. For future opps: http://tinyurl.com/RHIvols Thank You

ATTN: Need hot meals for dinner today. Email: food@rhicenter.org

If you are interested in providing a hot meal please email food@rhicenter.org 

For volunteer opportunities please email volunteers@rhicenter.org 

ALL WEEK Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn was completely destroyed. The company has come to a complete stop. Having operating businesses in the area is what funnels money into the neighborhood. Getting the businesses up and running is one of the first steps we have to make to restore Red Hook, Brooklyn!

Bring bottled water (for you,) gloves, heavy shoes that will protect your feet, packaged food (granola bars, etc) and the gumption to work hard and get dirty!

Our on the ground contact is David 917-991-9216

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=141+beard%2C+brooklyn%2C+ny&client=safari&oe=UTF-8&hnear=141+Beard+St%2C+Brooklyn%2C+Kings%2C+New+York+11231&gl=us&t=m&z=16

Adobo Medical Center in Red Hook needs an 8,000watt generator (and gas) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. There are doctors ready to start seeing patients and need to restore power immediately. 120 Richards St, Brooklyn, New York 11231-1635 via occupy sandy relief nyc

Click here to view poster on how you can help Red Hook Residents and Businesses:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=478347132210132&set=pb.147174858660696.-2207520000.1352083787&type=3&theater

From Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: Blankets are needed at Vicinity Church in Red Hook at Verona and Richards

"This food cannot be brought into the kitchen at Red Hook Initiative due to their status as a 501c3. please alert food not bombs & or take to your homes & cook it & distribute DIY style

Fairway 480-509 Van Brunt street" via Sabrina Artel

Red Hook East and West Red Hook Coffey Park, 85 Richards Red Hook, Brooklyn

From City: We need people out this weekend on our street teams, canvassing neighborhoods door to door and bringing out info, supplies and emergency help as needed in various neighborhoods.

If any of you want to help, or know of groups or individuals who want to help, our nonprofit partners will be at the Distribution Centers in at 12PM.

Please have folks go and join them to help -- we would certainly appreciate all the help we can get.

Location 1:

TUESDAY NOV 6 - UPDATE: Red Hook Initiative

NOV 6 10:24 - ATTN: RHI NEEDS at 773 Hicks in next 20 mins:

RHI Supports: If people are looking for food/supply donation opportunities in the Rockaways contact:

Rev Mullings 718-327-5242

Church of the Nazarene

1414 Central Ave

Location 2: JALOPY - 315 Columbia Street  Brooklyn, NY 11231 - (718) 395-3214

Has set up a donation dropoff and handout station - please donate batteries, bleach, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, ready to eat food, water, blankets, wool socks, hats

If you can move your car from the street Jalopy says park here other cars will be moved:

CORRECTION: If you CAN remove your car from the street, the city is asking for as much room as possible on the streets in Red Hook tonight. There will be space to park your vehicle offered up by NYCEDC at the Atlantic Cruise Terminal, entrance at Imlay and Bowne. Drive all the way down to where the "Bus Depot" is. Cars must be removed from the terminal bus depot by 8pm Wednesday.

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Location 3: Visitation Church 98 Richards Street and Verona (718) 624-1572 Hours: 11:30 – sundown. Accepting: all supplies until full

Location 4: South Brooklyn Community High School, 173 Conover Street, corner of Wolcott, (718) 422-1900 Accepting: all supplies

SATURDAY NOV 10 - FOOD ATTN: Red Hook residents and volunteers: Tribeca Taco is serving yummy tacos now until food runs out at Red Hook's Brooklyn Public Library (7 Wolcott St @ Dwight Street). Spread the word.

Serving tacos, burritos and tortas stuffed with your choice of protein, including carnitas, al pastor and house-cured chorizo.

SATURDAY NOV 10 - FOOD

ATTN: Hot meals at the Red Hook ball fields too TODAY noon-4pm. Several Red Hook Food Vendor trucks are there to feed Red Hook Residents and volunteers! #YUM

RHI will be serving dinner ay 773 Hicks Street (Calvary Baptist Church) @ 5pm today.

We did it again! Thank you to all who help us keep our residents full. We appreciate your support.

FRIDAY NOV 9 RedHook Volunteer/Distro Hub is in need of at least 25 volunteers today. Especially if you'll be available this weekend and/or next week. Cars/Drivers also needed, & ppl w/laptops. 83 14th St btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave. via occupy sandy relief nyc

SATURDAY NOV 10 - Red Hook Initiative If you would like to volunteer, please email volunteers@rhicenter.org and you will receive instructions to sign up.

If you are a business needing volunteers or supplies, please email businesssupport@rhicenter.org and we will log your request.

If you would like to donate a warm meal please email food@rhicenter.org and you will receive instructions to sign up.

If you would like to donate supplies, RHI is at capacity and is no longer accepting supplies, please call the Red Hook hurricane supply warehouse at 347-699-6676 and they will tell you what they are

FRIDAY NOV 9 - Immediate updates for RHI:

HOT FOOD for dinner today email food@rhicenter.org or bring to 773 Hicks before 5:30pm. PLEASE and thank you

AA batteries & new blankets at Visitation Church (98 Richards).

RHI - Food inquires to food@rhicenter.org (hot meals only). Coordinating for today and this weekend. Accepting hot dishes today until 4:30pm. Also in desperate need of take out containers (foam and aluminum foil kind)

ALL volunteers 480 Van Brunt until 4:30pm to help with canvassing and cleaning in Red Hook or email volunteers@rhicenter.org for further instructions.

MICCIO on 110 West 9th Street needs flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby formula. NOTHING ELSE. CLOTHING WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

Visitation Church on 98 Richards taking flashlights, batteries, baby diapers, and winter clothing ONLY. ALL OTHER CLOTHING WILL BE TURNED AWAY. Please send to other places in need. Not taking non-perishables at the moment either.

Thank you for your help. We greatly appreciate it.

RHI

THURSDAY NOV 8 Red Hook Initiative Hurricane Relief Memo

Supplies:

TODAY ONLY please drop off all supplies to Good Shepherd Services, 173 Conover Street from 11am - 4pm

NO CLOTHES/ TOYS

candles, flashlights, batteries (all sizes, C and D in particular), baby wipes, pampers, baby formula, hand warmers, hand sanitizer,

Volunteers

Please report to RHI, 767 Hicks Street from 10am - 6pm.

For future or group opportunities, please email volunteers@rhicenter.org

We will get back to you as soon as possible to coordinate.

Food

We are in need of hot meals to distribute to residents. Please email food@rhicenter.org to coordinate your food donation.

In general food is needed around 11am and 5pm.

Donations

For those of you wishing to donate money, you may do so on our website:

www.rhicenter.org

For foundation support, fundraising events, or larger grants, please email jill@rhicenter.org

Staying Informed

Please sign up for our mailing list on our website (www.rhicenter.org) in order to receive regular email updates about our youth development work and current hurricane relief efforts.

THURSDAY NOV 8 - From Marty

Volunteers are needed in Red Hook. Please come to the Red Hook Initiative, 767 Hicks Street in Red Hook, corner of West 9th, anytime from 10am - 6:30pm today or tomorrow. Any and all help is appreciated.

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Red Hook Residents: SPREAD THE WORD! via Red Hook Initiative

Dinner being served at 773 Hicks NOW! We have tons of food, don't let the snow keep you from coming to pickup a plate!  Thank you to all who made this possible. We appreciate the support.

WEDNESDAY 11/07 RED HOOK INITIATIVE at 767 Hicks Street in Brooklyn is understaffed today. Go spend a rainy day with the lovely folks holding in down over there! Shout Out to Red Hook!

ALL WEEK The Red Hook Initiative767 Hicks Street(718) 858-6782Hours: 10am-9pmMeals at 12pm and 6pm (Sunday last day)Accepted: prepared food & water only

THURSDAY 11/08 Tomorrow Morning Call Out! We need about 10 people to help at 10 am to organize a warehouse in Red Hook. The address is Super Movers 83 14th St & Hamilton Ave. (R train to Prospect Ave.) please let us know if you are planning on showing up! Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

From Jalopy about cars needing to move:If you CAN remove your car from the street, the city is asking for as much room as possible on the streets in Red Hook tonight. There will be space to park your vehicle offered up by NYCEDC at the Atlantic Cruise Terminal, entrance at Imlay and Bowne. Drive all the way down to where the "Bus Depot" is. Cars must be removed from the terminal bus depot by 8pm Wednesday.

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THURSDAY NOV 8 - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

We are continuing to prepare and serve hot food and sandwiches to families in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Red Hook and other affected areas through the weekend. It looks like Mother Nature is going to ease up this weekend and hopefully the utilities can get the power back on.

Thousands of people have not had hot meal in over a week.

We still need volunteers at Two Boots to help prepare and portion food.

It is still difficult getting food to those in need. Many elderly in big apartment buildings can’t get to the relief centers. Many relief centers close early because people are afraid to come out after dark. If there are any able-bodied souls who are willing to help deliver food to apartments in high-rises please go to the OccupySandy website or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253.

If anyone knows of specific addresses that need help contact Lina by responding to this post or call Two Boots at 718 499 3253.

We are going to be driving around neighborhoods, bringing the hot food directly to residents. Many relief centers are overwhelmed and don't have the staff to distribute food.

We still need volunteers with cars to deliver and serve hot food, respond to this post or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253. (by the way, Lina is the shit!)

Much thanks to Back to The Land Natural Foods, Al Di La, and Pino's Pizza for their generous donations. We will start using the kitchen Old First Church on Carroll St this week.

In addition Rev. Daniel Meeter has set up a way for us to collect donations through the church. If you would like to donate to our effort please Make check to:

Old First Reformed Church (memo "Sandy Relief Kitchen")

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll St

Brooklyn NY 11215

Thanks to all the volunteers and local businesses who have stepped up. Special thanks to Stacey, Lina and Nadia( I don't know what I would do without you guys). It's truly heartwarming to see so many people coming together to help those devastated by the hurricane.

Andy

TUESDAY NOV 6 - RHI SERVING DINNER NOW TILL 7PM @ CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (773 Hicks Street)

Spread the word to your families and loved ones! Come grab some yummmy food prepared by wonderful volunteers (hundreds) who have donated their time, food and energy! THANK YOU

THURS 11/8 - FRI 11/23 - Brooklyn Public Library As part of the Brooklyn community, we are continuing our efforts to collect and donate supplies for our most affected neighborhoods in Coney Island and Red Hook.

From Thursday, Nov 8 until Friday, Nov 23, donated supplies may be dropped off at the following branches:

- Central

- Brooklyn Heights

- Carroll Gardens

- Park Slope

- Eastern Parkway

- Flatbush

- Borough Park

- Bay Ridge

- New Utrecht

- Kings Highway

- Flatlands

- New Lots

- Arlington

- Leonard

- DeKalb

Please visit our Hurricane Update page for regular updates, including a specific list of items requested for drop offs. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/hurricane

SUNDAY UPDATES FOR SANDY VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers please report to 402 Van Brunt Street

10am - 5pm. Supplies needed: water pumps, cleaning supplies, generators

Hot meals should be delivered to 767 Hicks Street - Contact: Mariya (347) 770-1528 (but please just show up!)

11am - 6pm. Please tell us if you plan to deliver hot food and at what time. Email food@rhicenter.org

Canned Food/ Non-perishables / Flashlights/ Candles/ Blankets. Please deliver to Good Shepherd Services, 173 Conover Street OR Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 98 Richards Street/ Verona Street: 10am - 5pm

RHI is also accepting contributions toward hurricane relief efforts in the community, click to donate here.

Gowanus Houses (420 Baltic) needs FOOD: no power in the buildings, some elderly people can't get down the stairs . Canned Goods, non-perishables, dry goods, D batteries for flashlights. Volunteers will be there until at least 7, and probably tomorrow too.

Norton Records - Norton Records is still trying to recover from the near total destruction of their Red Hook warehouse. If you're able to help with the salvage effort, please go to their Prospect Heights HQ at 279 Sterling (at Vanderbilt) #3E. This is an indoor job, pulling records out of wet boxes, cleaning vinyl, etc. They are are working from 11AM until 11PM every day until the job is done. Also, volunteers needed at today (Sunday) at the Red Hook Warehouse of Norton Records, across the street from the entrance of Fairway, on Van Brunt Street. Please bring gloves and masks. Anything that you can do to pitch in would be most appreciated.

Norton landline 718 789 4438          email: nortonrec@aol.com    -     http://bit.ly/SIOaIi

From Marty:

TO THOSE WHO ARE ORGANIZING VOLUNTEERS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH MY OFFICE. BELOW IS ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Volunteers needed today in Red Hook - Meet at SBIDC located at 402 Van Brunt Street at 2 pm.

11:30 am for canvassing

2 pm for cleanup

Bring supplies/clothing including buckets, heavy duty rubber gloves, water proof boots, mops brooms, soap, etc.

There will be volunteer opportunities starting Saturday and Sunday at 10 am.

If you plan on volunteering , contact Carlos Menchaca at 415-350-3434 or twitter at @cmenchaca

Saturday, November 3, 10 am: volunteers are needed to help clean up Red Hook. Please report to the Office of Emergency Management’s temporary office at 402 Van Brunt Street for an assignment. via Deanna Bitetti

Saturday, Meet at the FUREE Office at 12 p.m. (81 Will

oughby Street between Bridge and Lawrence Sts. in Downtown Brooklyn) or meet at Gowanus Houses (211 Hoyt Street at the corner of Baltic Street) at 1 p.m.

Volunteers are needed this Saturday at Gowanus Houses in Brooklyn. Five buildings are still without power. Three of them are 14 stories high and we need people power to check on the elderly, the sick and to deliver needed supplies to residents.

We need volunteers who can climb 14 flights (or less); drivers to move supplies to the tenants association's office; runners to refill prescriptions and others to help sort out food, donations, etc. If you can donate supplies, please drop them off between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the FUREE Office including non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, sanitary napkins, diapers, toiletries, Ensure, Pediasure, (canned, ready made) formula and toiletries. We can accept blankets but they must be new and packaged.

UPDATE: Gowanus Houses (211 Hoyt Street at the corner of Baltic Street) need more canned food & fruits. Please share!

STATEN ISLAND

Staten Island needs support. They need solar power & heating tents. Please direct any inquiries about how to send donations of goods or services to them, please contact:

If you want to go volunteer in Staten Island there are sites listed on the website here:

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/statenisland/ 

STATEN ISLAND RECOVERS

Weneed more houses to clean, tell people to call us at 347.2012.0670 and give us cleanup work! #helpSI via Giving Back to those Affected by Sandy.

ALL WEEK / MONTH - TWO BOOTS: Hey, hey, we fed 1500 of you guys today in Staten Island. Just wanted to make sure it all went well. Let us know about tomorrow, write us back or call 917 783 0941 and ask for Lina :)

ALL WEEK Occupy Sandy @OccupySandy

NOV 14 #SI at the corner of Freeborn st and Lincoln Ave is asking for 10 organized individuals with computer skills 2 volunteer 4 comms via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

ALL WEEK From Michelle LaDue: "This weekend Volunteers from Acupuncturists without Boarders joined with 'Yoga on the Rocks' a Yoga studio in Rockaway Beach, to provide healing services to the local community, relief workers, and volunteers. We will be an ongoing clinic open everyday from 11-6 offering Free Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal medicine and flower essences at 198 beach 92nd St. upstairs above Boarders Surf Shop. Please come by and receive the benefits of relaxation, energy, mental clarity, better sleep. Pass it on. Thanks." Neighbors, head down there and treat yourselves if you can. We could all use it! via Rockaway Emergency Plan

ALL WEEK DONATIONS NEEDS (BROOKLYN/QUEENS/STATEN ISLAND):

We've made calls and scouted majority of the relief locations. EVERYONE seems to be OVERWHELMED with CLOTHING!

The needs of the communities with devastated homes are cleaning products like:

bleach, large garbage bags, mops, gloves, masks, brooms, shovels, paper towels,

Also, brand new socks/underwear are also useful.

Besides this, toiletries are always needed and go fast.

Please feel free to drop these items off yourself or order them from the wishlist to be distributed to all locations based on their needs.

http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IHCZ6ECEY9ZL/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_wrbNqb1F5R5K3  If someone is still aware of families in need of clothing, especially for their children or babies, please let us know and we can prepare and deliver a package to them. via Help Brooklyn - Sandy Victims

ALL WEEK Volunteers needed in Staten Island (Middle Beach)

bring - heavy work gloves - eye protection, heavy trash bags (3 mil) , cleaning supplies (bleach, scrubbing sponges , ect ) flat shovels, push brooms CONTACT :Debbie Burack 646-261-6576 or Joshua Commer 917-217-1694

ALL WEEK - STATEN ISLAND RECOVERS - Places that need supplies: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216525134263697369711.0004cd8210c81c6adbd52&msa=0&ll=40.598574,-74.10759&spn=0.162665,0.253029 

https://statenisland.recovers.org/ 

Staten Island Recovery Organizer - (347) 934-9927

ALL WEEK Staten Island seriously needs our help. The recent storm surges re-flooded many of these already devastated communities. Today we heard a story about a family who said one moment they were feeling safe and 10 seconds later they were in water that was up to their necks. They were lucky that all of them survived but many in State Island did not.

Please bring supplies to the corner Freeborn St and Lincoln Ave. If you are volunteering, show up suited-up and ready to volunteer, boots, flashlights/headlamps, gloves, and work clothes. #peoplepower  https://statenisland.recovers.org/

ALL WEEK - CRREW has been offering this treatment since 9-11

Need a break from mucking out? This is stressful for all of us. These volunteers are offering stress relief acupuncture...

CRREW (Community Relief and Rebuilding through Education and wellness will be offering a free ear acupuncture clinic for hurricane stress relief in Staten Island. Located above the Everything Goes Bookshop in St. George, about a 10 minute walk from the ferry at 208 Bay Street near Victory Blvd. First confirmed day is next Tuesday 11-5:00 with Tuesdays to follow.

Any licensed acupuncturists who would like to help out, please message Karen Vaughan or email ksvaughan2@aol.com with your availability. Day time hours, we need to set additional days.

Care open to anyone affected by the hurricane including rescue workers and volunteers. CRREW has been offering this treatment since 9-11 and has helped people after Hurricanes Katrina and Issac. It is profoundly relaxing and can help you recharge for the work ahead.

The shelter at Susan Wagner High School (1200 Manor Road, Staten Island) is in need of school supplies for children of all ages. Please bring supplies directly to the school between 10am and 5pm daily. via Deanna Bitetti

Make the Road NY is accepting food, warm clothing, blankets, flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby formula -- anything useful for families in the areas hardest hit by the storm at the following offices:

479 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond, Staten Island, (718) 727-1222, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm - via Deanna Bitetti

Location 1: Double Dee's Chariot Collision at 950 Bloomingdale Road Staten Island NY 10309 wants to help. We are collecting clothing, underwear, socks, jackets, blankets, non perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, baby supplies, water, sleeping bags, toiletries including deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo. In addition cleaning supplies such as rakes, shovels, work gloves, and contractor garbage bags would be very much appreciated. Let's come together as a community and help those who have lost so much get back on their feet!

Location 2: Via La-Dana Renee Jenkins:

The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Staten Island New York Urban League Branch and Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be collecting items (see below list) for the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Saturday, November 3rd at the New York Urban League office at 6 Van Duzer Street, Staten Island, NY 10301 starting at 9:30am.

Donation Items

Underwear - adult and children

Pampers - adult and children

Socks

Gently Used/New Clothes - adult and children

Shoes - adult and children

Pajamas

Sanitary items

Blankets

Coats

Cleaning Supplies

Toilet Paper

Garbage bags

For more information, please call the New York Urban League office at 718-445-5579.

Location 3: From Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Unitarian Church at 312 Fillmore Street: Volunteer hub in Staten Island!!

‎312 Filmore St Unitarian Church and 168 New Dorp Lane at Crossroads Church need volunteers to help distribute supplies. If you need supplies go there. Please spread the word. They are stocked up and no one is coming. No one knows they are there!

Location 4: From Laura: Hurricane Sandy Staten Island Donation Drive:

https://www.facebook.com/events/515824931763840/

We are organizing a donation drive to bring needed food and supplies to the residents of Staten Island who have been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

FYI, we are doing this because Staten Island has been hit hard - even harder than has been reported in the news. Supplies are needed desperately, and they are needed today - not next week.

We are still organizing details, so check back here for more info, and please pass the word! Because we are throwing this together very quickly, I will be updating this even...See More

Location 5: From NYPIRG:

ATTENTION STATEN ISLAND FRIENDS AND FAMILY....IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF CLOTHES, FOOD AND SUPPLIES....Sen Lanza's office is loaded w/ supplies waiting to be distributed. 3845 RICHMOND AVENUE. Please Staten Island, tell your neighbors. A lot of drop offs were made, but no one is coming to get anything because they don't know it's there. Please re-post so much is there.....

Location 6: From Melissa - We are gathering food, clothing and non-perishable items to be donated to local shelters on Staten Island. We have many friends and family that have lost everything. If you have anything you would like to donate, please contact my cell 917 886 0184 to obtain our Bay Ridge building info for drop-off instructions.

Susan Wagner High School Shelter is only accepting the following items: ready to eat food, hand sanitzer, socks, underwear, and tissues. We still plan on going to other shelters that are in need of all other items you can spare, so you can continue to drop off what you intended to. We have direct contact with local teachers in the area, so we'll make sure all items are dropped off where there is need! Thanks you all again!!

Email me missy36singer@hotmail.com

Location 7:

St. Christopher’s Church Community Center, 136 Midland Avenue 10306 via Tara L Martin

Location 8:

Cespino-Russo Post, 200 McClean Avenue 10305 via Tara L Martin

Location 9:
International Christian Center, 1501 Richmond Avenue 10314 via Tara L Martin

Location 10:

St. Clare’s Church, 110 Nelson Avenue 10308 via Tara L Martin

Location 11:

Project Hospitality, 100 Park Avenue 10302 via Tara L Martin

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY  NOV 21 NOV 22

MISSION MASHED POTATOES AND FRUIT SALAD FOR RED HOOK (Weds) AND STATEN ISLAND (Thursday) ~bk

Sorry for the late notice-- the details and numbers were constantly moving and NOW WE HAVE A PLAN! (NOTE: We need you to "just do it" -- If you write for clarification it's not likely that we'll be able to get back to you in time.)

Red Hook and Staten Island need our help with Taters and Fresh Fruit!

WEDNESDAY: Red Hook Thanksgiving Dinner serving 300 people from 3- 6pm

NEED:

15 people to deliver fresh fruit salad for about 20 people

15 people to deliver mashed potatoes for about 20 people (10 large potatoes)

SIGN UP: http://tinyurl.com/czwgj48

Details: Deliveries by 1pm: Delivered to 438 12th Street Doorman on a tray or big plastic bowl (something you don't mind donating)

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Thursday: Staten Island Thanksgiving Dinner serving 400 people Noon - 7

NEED:

20 people to deliver fresh fruit salad for about 20 people

20 people to deliver mashed potatoes for about 20 people (10 large potatoes)

A driver to pick up by 9:30am and drive to Staten Island with taters and salad.

SIGN UP: http://tinyurl.com/d56xoef 

Details: Deliveries by 9pm: Delivered to 438 12th Street (Buzzer Ph C) on a tray or big plastic bowl (something you don't mind donating)

NEED: DONATIONS--http://brooklynneighbors.brownpapertickets.com/  we could use a few more bucks in the kitty for some final purchases-- could you spare $10? (We will buy fruit if we don't get enough people donating but I'm not sure that we'll have enough to make it great! Help us do that!) Can we make this happen? YES WE CAN!

VOLUNTEERS--- SO many of you were willing to donate your time to volunteer that we have more volunteers (over 1400) than we have meals to serve at the 4 locations. If you don't hear from us by end of day today assume that your help, while totally appreciate, couldn't be accommodated!

THANKS in advance,

Susan Fox

Park Slope Parents

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Staten Island -43 cedar grove - we need more masks/solar batts and external batteries for laptops- and large foil food trays"

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 This page will be updated regularly with current needs and volunteer requests in the Staten Island. For most current list of needs see below or please visit http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/statenisland/  https://statenisland.recovers.org  If you have information we need to know about in Staten Island please contact http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/statenisland WEBSITE: statenisland.recovers.org  

TWITTER: @SIrecovers #helpSI

EMAIL: statenislandrecovers@gmail.com 

SI HOTLINE: (347) 934-9927

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/SIRecovers 

FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sirecovers/ 

TUESDAY NOV 13  Volunteers Needed Immediately

"World Cares Center’s Project Warmth Staten Island" November 13, 2012

Local Volunteers will deliver sleeping bags donated by AmeriCares to home bound seniors without heat.

The team: Volunteers are needed! You MUST come to a briefing:

9:00am November 13, at Calvary Church 909 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY.

50 Volunteers will go door to door delivering the sleeping bags and ask residents a few questions on what their current needs are. Volunteers will not go into homes, repeat, you will not enter homes. You will be matched with a team lead and return to Calvary Church at 2:30

To sign up please fill out a volunteer application at worldcares.org if you have already filled out an application please RSVP by e-mail to lorloff@worldcares.org

Thank you Brooklyn Brewery, NUCOR, and Calvary Church! ~SB

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 - Met Council needs about 10 volunteers to go to Kosherfest in the Meadowlands on Wed, afternoon, Nov. 14 to help load donated food into our trucks so that we can continue our distribution of food to Brighton, the Rockaways, Staten Island and other affected areas. We hope to be able to provide transportation from Manhattan around 2pm. Please contact Eric Conley at 212-453-9675 or EConle@Metcouncil.org if you are interested in helping out.

Woman at 658 Port Richmond Ave Staten Island in dire need of food and water. She has no access to food and water. (908) 342-7303 via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

STATEN ISLAND: DROP-OFF LOCATIONS, NEEDS AND VOLUNTEER INFO

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/statenisland/ via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Update from Staten Island: While out there today-needs that I noticed are: Work Gloves, Cleaning supplies, Hot food (that can be delivered door to door to people that have not left their houses), and more flyers up throughout the neighborhoods with specific information of where people can go for shelter. We were given flyers to post up and were told that they had shelter information on them. When we went to post them we noticed that the flyers had outdated information on them and were actually flyers about where food was being served at 2:00 today. It would also be great if people distributed pet food all over on it seems like some animals have been left behind-so setting up food in random places where they can find it (and kept dry) would be really helpful to them. Overall though people are being helped out, great work volunteers! via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

SATURDAY NOV 10 - from the city NYC Service and New York Cares have organized a citywide day of service to aid areas of the city hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Bloomberg will greet volunteers at City Hall at 9:00 AM, where they will meet and be bussed to their service sites.

Service projects kick-off at 11:30 AM at the following locations:

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Update from Staten Island:

Want to help Staten Island? Go to New Dorp HS tomorrow, our volunteers say they need more hands ♥  via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Our FRIENDS THE CINNAMON SNAIL ARE COMING!!!

We are going to be offering FREE meals for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island at 401 guyon ave tomorrow. Exact timing to be announced.

We will have sandwiches, hot soup, coffee and fresh made donuts. We will also set up a charging station for people's phones and mobile devices.

If you would like to support us in our outreach, please donate by PAYPAL to thecinnamonsnail@gmail.com

Tomorrow's service will be for the area of Oakwood that has really taken a terrible beating by the storm and has had very minimal relief from the government compared to other areas.

REBUILD STATEN ISLAND

Tentative date for our next group volunteer effort will be Tuesday November 6th. Location is TBA. We promise our info sheets will be legible, our deployment will be faster and more specific, teams will be more recognizable, and communication will be improved. More details to be posted tomorrow.

We also ask that when you see the event you share it with all your friends as well using the invite button on the top right hand side of the page. This simple two minute task helps us spread the word 1000x faster then we could on our own.

MONDAY - STATEN ISLAND DISASTER RELIEF - via Urban Divers on FB:
Please bring extra heavy duty trash bags, gloves, masks, brooms, shovels, rakes, cleaning supplies!

Need volunteers to help clean up in Dorp and Weed on Staten Island. Please be dressed with heavy duty boots and gloves and be ready to clean. You will be helping people to clean up their homes. via occupy sandy relief nyc

REPOST: Staten Island Immediate Needs for 11/6 (TUESDAY)

Volunteers Date: 11/6 - Time: 10AM-5PM

Work location: Miller Field at the end of New Dorp Lane. Report to OEM for assignment and be prepared for anything. From the ferry, take the railway to New Dorp. Exit station and walk east on New Dorp (towards the water) to the end of New Dorp Lane.

Bring: Water and food for yourself*, Warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, Work gloves, Closed-toe, sturdy shoes/boots., Heavy-duty garbage bags, Dust masks, Hammers and nails, Shovels, (*Bring your own food/water to be on the safe side and note that there

are volunteer stations for snacks/water at Oakwood Beach (intersection of Guyon Ave. & Riga Street), New Dorp Beach (Cedar Grove Ave. & Marine Way), and Midland Beach (Father Capodanno Blvd. & Hunter Ave.)

11/6 Essential Donated Goods: Flashlights, Batteries (all sizes)

I need a large van(s) and/or a bus to transport 50+ people who want to volunteer this weekend in Staten Island and Coney Island. Who can help? - contact Anthony De Rosa here:

WASH YOUR CLOTHES - MOBILE TIDE CLEANING STATIONS: Great news! We have secured a location for our Loads of Hope truck and will begin washing clothes Saturday November 3 at Lowe’s 118 New Jersey 35 Eatontown, NJ 07724. Clothing will be accepted starting at 8am ET. Limit 2 loads of clothing per family/per day. We continue to receive on-the-ground updates from our partner, the American Red Cross and continue to evaluate other areas where we can help. Stay tuned for the latest updates. Thanks!

From Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: Hey volunteers - We Need you at Midland Ave on Staten Island - if you are finding long lines in Brooklyn, go to Staten Island!!!

Saturday, November 3, 9 am: Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis will be holding a clean-up in Staten Island. People will gather at the end of New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue. Volunteers should bring any tools that may have (rakes, shovels, push brooms, work gloves, trash bags). Those who are unable to work the clean-up can donate equipment (brooms, rakes, garbage bags, shovels) at Monsignor Farrell High School at 2900 Amboy Road.via Deanna Bitetti

From Rockaway Relief on FB:

Repost- NEEDED IMMEDIATELY GREAT KILLS BY HYLAN BLVD AT TENNYSON DRIVE AND GOODALL STREET/from my Friend helping out down there write: please post this for me: THERE ARE WOMEN WITH BABIES WEEPING IN THE STREET . DESPERATELY NEEDED IS socks, Clothes, Warm Food ,masks, tarps, bleach and all other cleaning products, work gloves, hats, empty boxes ,candles and D batteries, they are desperate. It is really bad here

FEMA Locations:

One great option for getting donations directly into the hands of those in need besides directly going into the neighborhood is by bringing them to the FEMA locations at Miller Field (600 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306) and Mt. Loretto (6581 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY) where they are being collected and then distributed directly to the neighborhoods that are most affected. via Rebuild Staten Island on FB (it’s been said they are not accepting clothing donations)

Project hospitality 514 bay st. SINY 10301 is looking for food - via Rebuild Staten island on FB

From Sarah Jenny:

Presence needed of canvassers Houses have been inspected structurally and are OK. Bodies needed on the ground right now. Hunter Ave and father cappadono blvd.

Staten island needs: water, blankets, gloves, masks due to mold. Volunteers can show up at 10am tomorrow. 168 New Dorp Lane.

8:33pm Hey I just did a drop off in Staten Island at the Unitarian Church. This is what they said: We are still accepting donations at Unitarian Church of Staten Island. I am trying to reach DAPHNE & LAURE at STATEN ISLAND RECOVERS. I can't get connected to get all the donations to people that need it. People are sending things from across the country. Please help in anyw ay so we can get things to those who need. Many thanks, Reverend Susan. minister@uucsi.org / 347-466-0864

From Stacy and Leif Larson: Hi, we are looking for help for for my landlord who owned the house we lived in and lived upstairs. It is his family house and it has been in his family for generations. He had no flood insurance and he has no money to fix the place. He has asked family to help and so sadly they denied him. Our church is doing what we can to help him or his house will be condemned. If you can help him financially or with labor he needs help bad, with clean up, restoration and rebuilding. His address is 186 Amherst street Brooklyn, ny 11235.

You can see pictures of the devastation on my friends blog. http://www.cassiclaire-blog.com/hurricane-sandy-aftermath/

Thank you,

Stacy and Leif Larson

Friday efforts Needs: car and bike deliverers, co-pilots, servers on site food organization for deliveries donation in-take people to canvas communities - Crossroads Church @ the Lane Theater 168 New Dorp Lane: 12-6pm

We will be working out of the Crossroads location as a place from which to organize then deliver by car/bike: food, cleaning supplies, towels, snacks, and information to residents in Midland Beach, New Dorp, Oakwood, Great Kills.

We will be canvassing the community to figure out larger scale community needs including generators, tree removal, pumping, and other needs.

We will accept donations of all kinds at this location starting Friday. We will also accept donations at Unitarian Church of Staten Island at 312 Fillmore St from 12pm-3pm daily.

Our urgent need is for a grill with a side broiler/burner at the Crossroads Church location. We will return the grill to you as soon as you want it back and as clean as possible. Please test to see that it works and mark it with your name/phone/address.

Our second urgent need is a space from which to serve meals/organize on the South Shore. We would like to partner with a community group/church or even a private home that would allow us to use their garage or other space. We are happy to help in clean up of the space in exchange for the space.

From NE Emergency News & WX Feed:

ERV1182: At 5:29 an #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is at Goodall, Staten Island, NY and is distributing water and snacks.

ERV2088: At 5:22pm an #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is at Buffalo and Hyland Streets (near the park) in Staten Island, NY and is distributing “heater” meals, snacks and water

ERV2131: At 5:12 a #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is at Sand Lane and Father Capodanno at South Beach, Staten Island and is distributing water, meals, and comfort kits.

ERV2128: At 4:50 pm #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is at Overton St and Hudson Ave in front Pier 95 Restaurant in Long Island is distributing sandwiches, snacks and water

ERV2198: At 4:45 pm an #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is at the Home Depot, 2750 Veterans Road West,Staten Island, and is distributing food, water, and comfort kits.

ERV2203: At 4:37pm an #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is on Mason Ave, New Dorp, Staten Island, NY close to the beach distributing food and water.

ERV1106: At 4:36 pm #RedCross Emergency Vehicle is at corner of Mason Ave and Stobe Avein Staten Island and is distributing hot meals, snacks , and water.

RONKONKOMA

OCCUPY STOREFRONT COMMUNITY CENTER URGENT SUPPLIES NEEDED

Blankets Candles Flashlights Lights Water Food Batteries Diapers and Wipes Gloves and Masks Rubber boots Shovels Cleaning supplies and bleach Trash bags Serving dishes and utensils Anything that produces heat Winter wear (jackets, hats, gloves, warm stuff) ALSO WE NEED PET FOOD. WE ARE OPEN 24/7 TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO THOSE DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE SANDY . WE ARE LOCATED AT 59 RAILROAD AVE RONKONKOMA 631 648 8811

CROWN HEIGHTS

Assemblyman Karim Camara is hosting a Product Donation at his district office. They are in need of cleaning supplies, toiletries and personal care items, baby products, and school supplies. Please bring items to his district office 1216 Union Street between Nostrand and Rogers, on Saturday, November 3 from 12 pm to 4 pm. via Deanna Bitetti

ASTORIA

Location 1: @Cristy C. Road (items dropped in Astoria will be delivered to the Rockaways)

Location 1: 23-74 38th Street (closed for the night, MIGHT reopen tomorrow, please check back here for updates) Contact Leni: (347) 762-1648

Location 2: 33-33 87th St btw Northern Blvd and 34th Ave (closes 9pm) Contact Neha: (917) 392-9708

CHINATOWN 

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road (open Nov 1, 10am-5pm) CAAAV 46 Hester St Frnt A (212) 473-6485 justice@caaav.org - email provided, but best to just show up to help or bring supplies!

Specific Requests in Chinatown: Water bottles C, D, AA, AAA batteries (and one 9 volt battery) Food (hot at lunch, non-perishable/bread/cookies) Some bottles of Ensure (Glucerna shake) for the elderly, vitamins for the elderly Generator (for shelter at 350 Grand St, Seward Park High School)

From ioby:

Want to help some people? Here's how:

Hester Street Collaborative will be collecting food (nonperishable preferred), bottled water, batteries, flashlights, blankets, and generators in North Brooklyn on Friday, November 2 and distributing items to some of our community partners on the Lower East Side.

If you would like to donate and are not able to deliver yourself please contact hesterstreetrecovery@gmail.com and we will arrange a drop off in Brooklyn or arrange pick up. We are planning to accept drop offs at 1pm & 5pm at the Neighbors for Allied Growth Office, 110 Kent Avenue at N 8th St, but please email to confirm.

If you are able to transport items directly to the Lower East Side, donations can be made at:

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

46 Hester Street, 10am - 5pm

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

80 + 82 Rutgers Slip, 10am - 5pm

GOLES: Good Old Lower East Side

169 Avenue B, 12pm-6pm

Or Donate Online at:

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

Good Old Lower East Side

VOLUNTEER

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities needs people to help with outreach, distribution of supplies, and organizing/moving people at 46 Hester Street from 10 am - 5pm.

Good Old Lower East Side needs help knocking on doors to distribute supplies, calling members to make sure they're ok, posting information, coordinating, etc. Their office is located at 169 Ave. B and will be open Friday from 12-6pm.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council at 80 and 82 Rutgers Slip needs Cantonese and Mandarin speakers to help distribute meals between 10am and 5pm.

FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL

St. Luke's church (520 Clinton) 

TUESDAY NOV 27 N27. All hands on deck!

We need 20 #SandyVolunteer's to come down to 520 Clinton Avenue as soon as possible to help in kitchen. Please call 347-770-4520 to let us know how many people you can bring with you.

FRIDAY NOV 23 - Drivers and volunteers are needed at 520 Clinton this morning!

Call ahead to let them know you are coming.

Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

520 Clinton Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic)

Phone: 347 770 4520

hours: 9am – 8pm http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/clintonhill/

ALL WEEK : Occupy Sandy and Occupy Sandy's Wedding Registry

Shipping Address: Occupy Sandy - Brooklyn, New York

Event Date: November 15, 2012 Couples' Style: Warm, non-perishable

Description: ***Use 612-730-3935 for the phone number*** Help donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy by shipping items to the Occupy Sandy relief outpost at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill (520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238).

Our team: John Heggestuen, Alex Nordenson, and Katherine Dolan. We are Brooklyn residents and are in touch with the Occupy Sandy team who will receive the shipped items and organize daily deliveries to priority response areas. We are the updating the registry as we get updates on what is needed most in affected areas. PLEASE pay for the most expedited shipping - these items are needed ASAP! PLEASE NOTE the registry does not update automatically. Your purchases may not be reflected for 24-48 hours, but you will receive a purchase confirmation right away. Please follow us on Twitter for further updates: @SandyRegistry ***@Sandyregistry temporarily down. Email jheggest@gmail.com with inquiries*** ***Tweet @amazon for free shipping and tech support for the registry!*** ***We are setting up an inventory management team at the church to ensure donations are accounted for*** ***If you are having any issues with the "Gift Registry" saved address for the church not auto-populating please enter it manually: The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew 520 Clinton Ave Brooklyn, New York 11238 ***

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road 45 Waverly Avenue just off of Park Ave in Fort Green/Clinton Hill (Hours for Nov 1: 10am-6pm)

Location 2:

1) Drop off donations at Willie Mae Music Lab. We are officially accepting goods donations at 87 Irving Place in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (between Fulton and Putnam). You can drop off items starting now until 6:30pm tonight (THURSDAY) and between 11am and 6:30pm tomorrow (FRIDAY).

Items that are high priority (via https://redhook.recovers.org/):

-already prepared food (including food for children)

-blankets

-baby products (diapers, wipes, etc.)

-batteries, flashlights, candles, power strips

-toiletries (including toilet paper and paper towels)

-utensils such as spoons and bowls

-jugs of water

2) Join our delivery corps! Given the gas shortage, we are hoping to deliver any goods donations via bicycle to Sunset Park/Red Hook. Have a bicycle? Have panniers, a bike trailer, a giant backpack, a bike rack/bungie cords? Have a car with gas in it?

Join us SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 at 11AM at 87 Irving Place with your bike and bags to pack everything up and start hauling it wherever they need it most in Brooklyn. We will leave Music Lab as soon as we get everything packed up. If you plan to help haul things, please email emmet@williemaerockcamp.org so I know who to expect.

Location 3: Mullanes, S. Elliot & Lafayette, Fort Greene via the dropbox list

Location 4: Sean James Aiken, 118 Freeman St. b/t Manhattan & Franklin, Greenpoint

Location 5: New Drop Off Location added at PRATT: 61 St James Place, Brooklyn NY 11216 - Corner of Lafyette and St James - Higgins Hall of Pratt Institute via occupy sandy relief nyc

Location 6: Church of the Ascension, 122 Java Street, today from 8am until 8pm.

They’re accepting donations and coordinating volunteers to take supplies to the Rockaways, Red Hook, Coney Island and Staten Island. Most needed items are food, water, blankets, flashlights, batteries, toiletries, baby items and cleaning supplies. @sandyrelief_GPT.

SATURDAY NOV 16 At our main distribution centers (Jacobi and 520 Clinton), you can just show up. You can also catch shuttles there to the Rockaways and other relief sites. We request that new volunteers come to either Jacobi or 520 Clinton as their first stop in order to receive important training and information. Please also visit our Resources Page for important safety information for volunteers. http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/

St. Luke's church (520 Clinton) 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 ‎520 Clinton Ave needs:

more volunteers for sorting, unpacking, loading, unloading, field work, drivers

toilet paper, paper towels, instant coffee

SATURDAY NOV 17 needs volunteers, sandwich bags, foil, big pans and big pots for making soup, and big empty water jugs (with the spout) for transporting soup.

FRIDAY NOV 16  Urgent ~

Food donations needed ~ canned foods, warm food and volunteers to 520 Clinton, Brooklyn. Opens at 9 am. "No perishable food" after 3 PM.

Call ahead to let them know you are coming.

Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

520 Clinton Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic)

Phone: 347 770 4520

hours: 9am – 8pm http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/clintonhill/

Distribution hubs in Brooklyn are open

until 8pm.

Staten Island and Rockaway close at dark.

FRIDAY NOV 9 Calling all VOLUNTEERS!

We are calling a community workshop Friday night at 520 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn from 7 - 9 PM to discuss how we build respectful communities based on justice among our vast and growing volunteer networks.

After the meeting we will head to a bar nearby to wind down and get to know each other better after an amazing week and a half of hard work. Please join us!

THURSDAY 11/08

If you're looking for a place to volunteer they could use help with sorting donations at 520 Clinton Street. http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

via occupy sandy relief nyc

Transportation Update - Because the G train is now running from North to South Brooklyn, we will not be coordinating shuttles for volunteers to our Clinton Hill or Sunset Park Hubs today. Please take public transportation. Check MTA.info for the latest information on trains and buses.

MONDAY NOV 5 - via occupy sandy relief nyc

Greenpoint/Williamsburg people: Per Rami Metal from Councilman Levin's office, please bring donations to 122 Java - No clothes, except coats and food, bottled water, batteries and flashlights. Get in touch with Rami for more info or questions.

Fort Green/Clinton Hill: 45 Waverly Avenue

RIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT 10 AM AND 1 PM tomorrow (SUNDAY NOV 4).

Here are deets!

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm. Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time! contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

Brooklyn Tech Shelter -- Volunteers Needed

I am just back from the Brooklyn Tech Shelter and the woman who was leading the overnight/morning shift asked that I please, please ask for more volunteers to come out tonight and tomorrow morning for breakfast help.  After having lots and lots of volunteers during the week they are now running short.  She put it this way "any adult with a pulse is needed".

There were very few of us there this morning, so the lines for breakfast were very long and a lot of people needed help to get there.  They also ran out of food, so we’re getting a delivery while we were serving which complicated everything!!

Many of the people there are from Surf Manor, but a mother with 5 children came in overnight and cots needed to be set-up etc.  (They will be moved today though since this is not a family shelter.)  You can read more about Surf Manor here:

If you can't get there at night or super early daytime help would still be appreciated.  Many of the folks just want someone to talk to or play cards with.  I brought some newspapers with me as well that were well received.Please spread the word. Jennifer

GREENPOINT

A big food delivery from City Harvest just came in to the Greenpoint Reformed Church at 136 Milton Street (in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). If anyone is able to drive some boxes down to Coney Island, the Rockaways, Staten Island, etc--which, in many places are still in rough shape--contact Charles Yoo (charlesjyoo@gmail.com or 201-282-1568) to coordinate picking up food. Weekdays 10-5 are best but weekend appointments are possible. You can also get in touch with me (chrisgdimeglio@gmail.com or 631-241-1130) and I'll try to get you in touch with the church. As for where to bring the food, be careful about when you go considering the storm today and a 5pm curfew in some places. You can go to occupysandy.org to choose a drop-off location. Feel free to comment here if you have updated info on drop-off locations! via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

DITMAS PARK

MONDAY - We're taking a caravan to the Rockaways at 10am.

Medical: Advil, children's tylenol, band aids, hydrogen peroxide, and gauze are most needed.

Urgent: If you know a veterinarian they are needed immediately. Please reach out.

Please come down to 368 Stratford Road to help between 8 and 10am departure.

Email dprelief@gmail.com with anything!

UPDATE: A SECOND CONVOY HEADED TO THE ROCKAWAYS AT 2PM. PLEASE DROP OFF AT THE CASTELLO PLAN AT 1213 CORTELYOU. WE HAVE THREE BUSES NOW.

UPDATE MON NOV 5 - 3:pm: We are still collecting food, water, batteries, flashlights, blankets (no clothes), medical supplies, soap, bleach, tools, flashlights, candles and all sizes of batteries. There is a storm coming, we have access to as many buses as needed and will continue to ship donations out to Far Rockaway as long as necessary. We just sent out our 15th bus load and every donation that we have collected thus far has been utilized. Please drop off any donation to 368 Stratford Road. Thank You. And re-post this message.

Now sending things continuously to 454 Beach 67th Street, Far Rockaway. All items (EXCEPT CLOTHES) needed. Batteries, flashlights, medical, food, pet-related, etc, etc.

PARK SLOPE 

ALL WEEK - TWO BOOTS - Hey dear friends-- we need a few volunteers to help us out tomorrow. Come by Old First Reformed Church around 9am and we'll put you to work- 729 Carroll street. Thanks friends! Donate: http://bit.ly/PYO3rx 

TUESDAY NOV 27 - SANDY RELIEF KITCHEN UPDATE!! We served 1000 Thanksgiving meals on Thanksgiving Day! Thanks to all the volunteer cooks and drivers, sorters and packers. We also made hot soup and sandwiches on Friday for 450 people. We will be providing hot meals Wednesday thru Friday this week from Old First Church. Volunteers are needed from 8am-4pm. There are still families without heat and hot water and some still without electric. Hot soup is always comforting and we hope to take care of those who need it. Thanks for all your support and generosity. - Andy

ALL WEEK

This is a FANTASTIC grass-roots effort to contribute to. 100% of the money goes right back into feeding people who do not have food!

Two Boots of Brooklyn has been tirelessly working to bring people hot meals to people since Sandy struck. With their help, the BK Girls of GBTTABS have gotten food to Canarsie, Gerritsen Beach, Coney Island and everyone was raving about how great the food was.

You can help them prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving feast for Sandy victims... Click the link, scroll down and keep looking to your left until you see the attached picture.

Thank you! ♥ http://www.oldfirstbrooklyn.org/

Please share... the more people that see this the more people will help! Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=384991581580066&set=a.379111238834767.91860.378642512214973&type=1&theater 

ALL WEEK It's been 2 weeks in the Armory for many clients there. The hope is that clients will move out soon. But, volunteers are still a vital piece of the shelter's work and the clients and staff continue to be impressed and touched by the outpouring of support from the community.

THE SHELTER CONTINUES TO NEED VOLUNTEERS, especially Russian and Spanish speakers. To volunteer, we ask that you sign up on the spread sheets below. Thanks you for taking time out of your busy lives to help. Everyone at the Armory is very appreciative.

Shifts last 4 hours and go 24 hours a day. Please click on the following web link to go to the signup sheets:

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Thanks in advance for volunteering!

Details:

•        Park Slope Armory is located at 361 15 street between 7th and 8th avenues.

•        This shelter houses about 300-350 people from nursing homes in the Rockaways. Mostly a senior population, many with health challenges.

•        Volunteers shifts last 4 hours and go all day and all night. ( Double shifts are welcomed and encouraged!)

•        Things to know: Where comfortable clothes, no photos and no kids (sorry).

•        Questions: nightshiftatthearmory@gmail.com ~bk

ALL WEEK ‎50 FOR 50 INITIATIVE– Extended through Monday and Tuesday to round out a week's worth of HOT meals! ~bk

THANK YOU to the 101 families who made 101 meals for needy families today (Sunday)! Way to go Park Slope Parents (and friends)!

Let's do two more days of cooking while we try to figure out a more sustainable system to get folks hot food.

DROP OFF: Old First Church– 729 Carroll (at 7th) between 9am and Noon.

Monday Sign Up: http://tinyurl.com/bnvljr9

Tuesday Sign Up: http://tinyurl.com/ccabjve 

ALL WEEK Old First Church Needs Help Cooking and Organizing

Contact Tammy Shaw 917-921-2394(text please) Lina at Two Boots 917-783-0941(text only) Give your name and what day and time slot you can handle.

ALL WEEKCongregation Beth Elohim: http://www.facebook.com/cbebk

They are doing a major FLASHLIGHT drive so bring them down to 8th Ave and Garfield and donate!

ALL WEEK OPERATION FEEL GOOD! — DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Drop off: 438 12th Street (doorman; 11am-7pm) (Out-of-towners can send to Susan Fox 438 12th Street Ph, C- Brooklyn)

Guidelines: Fold over a piece of paper, draw some pictures and say something nice and Voila! (If you want to have kids write a letter that works too).

RT @OccupySandy Do you speak Russian? Russian speakers needed at the Park Slope Armory ASAP to assist evacuees from Rockaway - 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (212) 912-2580 or (718) 287-2600 - #SandyAid — at Park Slope Armory.

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road New Hope Church 120/122 16th St btw 4th and 5th ave Contact: Pastor Craig: (718) 768-5275

Location 2: The Gowanus Studio Space 166 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 948-5753

We are accepting donations at The Gowanus Studio Space tomorrow MONDAY NOV 5 and through this week for relief efforts in the Rockaways and other areas hit by the storm which are still without heat, power and homes as they knew them. Refer to this list for what to bring: gowanusstudio.org/relief note that WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING CLOTHING DONATIONS. there are so many generous folks that the distribution centers are overwhelmed with clothes and need the other stuff more.

http://www.gowanusstudio.org/relief

Location 3: Park Slope Armory -

URGENT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TONIGHT STARTING AT 6PM AT PARK SLOPE ARMORY.

SHIFTS NEEDED:

8 to midnight

12 to 4am

4am to 8am

Spanish speaking a plus - 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (212) 912-2580 or (718) 287-2600

The Parkslope armory will collect donations ALL WEEK in front of the gym for the people affected by the hurricane. Call 718-360-2507 for questions.

Location 4: Dropoff at BAX:

(Friday and Sunday NOV 4) BAX 421 5th ave in park slope between 7th and 8th streets between now and 10 am. Bring any donations here. Thank you!!! Warm clothes & blankets. Baby diapers & food. Batteries. Cleaning supplies (gloves, buckets, mops, bleach)

Location 5: Gingers - 5th ave btwn 5th street and 6th street

If you would like to help your friends and neighbors through time time of need you can bring supplies to Gingers Bar 363-5th. Ave. Bklyn, NY. We will be collecting water, batteries, flashlights, socks, blankets, diapers, baby formula, any and all cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, clothes, etc... If you can help with a car that has gas we can get these supplies to those that need them faster. We can all help in some way thank you all so much.

Location 6: New Hope Church. 120/122 16th St. between 4th and 5th Aves. Contact: Pastor Craig: (718) 768-5275.

Location 7: Two Boots, 514 2nd St., 718-499-3253, twobootsbrooklyn@aol.com

Continues to send hot food and sandwiches. Today they need: a driver with van to go to Staten Island today, driver with van to go to Coney Island, water, bread, cold cuts, protein bars, ready to eat food (there is no power or gas for cooking in many areas), cleaning supplies, bleach, paper towels, mops, juice boxes, snacks for kids.

UPDATE SATURDAY NOV 10 If you're still unsure about whether or not to volunteer, donate or about why Two Boots has organized this massive effort, please watch this video. The Rockaways need us, and that's no exaggeration.

UPDATE FRIDAY NOV 9 - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF

Good Morning. Today we expand our operation into the Old First Reformed Church kitchen on Carroll St and 7th Avenue. We will be making hot food to be delivered throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Many thanks to Rev. Daniel Meeter and the entire congregation of Old First.

We are working with City Council Member Brad Lander to provide meals to over 300 nursing home evacuees at the Park Slope Armory on 15th Street Saturday night.

Baltimore Radio station 101.9 lite FM and WJZ-TV 13 are collecting supplies for the effort! They will be delivering to Two Boots Sunday. Truckloads of donations are coming from Washington DC, Albany, NY and Rutland, VT. Thanks to all of our friends from out of state.

We need:

Blankets, blankets and more blankets, Batteries of all sorts, Juice boxes, Pet Food, Cleaning, supplies, Garbage bags, Bleach, Paper Towels, Breathing Masks, Bulk food donations

We will be collecting supplies this weekend at Two Boots Brooklyn this weekend.

We still need volunteers at Two Boots and Old First to help sort and package supplies and prepare and portion food. If you'd like to volunteer, call @Lina Canney at 718 499 3253.

Hopefully the power will come back soon but I fear the peninsula will be dark for along time to come. We will continue to provide hot food as long as people are cold and hungry. Thanks to everyone. Special thanks to Steven, Anne, Angela and Joan, for stirring the pot while I was running around yesterday. Keep the love coming, a lot of people could use it!

UPDATE WEDNESDAY - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF - We're trying to make some runs before the worst of the weather rolls in today, so call 718-499-3253 or 917-783-0941, if you have a car or would like to volunteer with us.

UPDATE TUESDAY NOV 6

Hey friends, we're at it again! And like we've said before, if you have a car, PLEASE call us at 718 499 3253 and let us know when you're available. Otherwise, if you'd like to volunteer, just come on down to 514 2nd st between 7th and 8th avenues and jump in!

UPDATE MONDAY NOV 5

Thanks to everyone who gave so generously. We made over 2500 sandwiches, 50 gals of soup and chili, and moved TONS of much needed supplies. People delivered stuff on cars, vans, motorcycles and skateboards. Children raised money through bake sales on their streets. A 4 yr old gave us her UNICEF donation box. People came from Westchester, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maine. An incredible effort that provided comfort to so many needy families.

Do to lack of communication many relief centers have too much while others do not have enough. Today we are going to areas that are not near the centers in an effort to reach those unable or too frightened to leave their homes. We are in contact with a National Guardsman who will direct us do the underserved neighborhoods.

We are sending hot food and sandwiches today. We could use:

driver with van to go to SI today, driver with van to go to Coney Island, water, bread, cold cuts, protein bars, ready to eat food (there is no power or gas for cooking in many areas), cleaning supplies, bleach, paper towels, mops, juice boxes, snacks for kids,

-PLEASE NO MORE CLOTHING

TWO BOOTS MONDAY 11pm: PEOPLE OF BROOKLYN AND BEYOND

Tonight Two Boots received very generous offers from two stores willing to each send a van full of goods to us to aid in our recovery efforts.

The problem? They're both outside Brooklyn. Pretty far outside Brooklyn.

So, if anyone has a friends with vans in either of the following locations:

RUTLAND, VERMONT

ALBANY, NY

Please contact them and ask if they'd be willing to help us out!

Masbia updated FRIDAY, NOV 2: donations still needed

Sunday, November 4, two shifts (9am-3pm and 3pm to 9pm): 60 volunteers needed to help Masiba of Flatbush prepare and distribute meals for 600 people. The morning shift is from 9am – 3pm and the afternoon shift is from 3pm from 9pm. Please email your desired shift (must choose one) to jjoseph@pubadvocate.nyc.gov

Masbia soup kitchen network is where the rubber meets the road in the fight against hunger. They feed hot, nutritious meals to hungry men, women and children. No statistics. No bureaucracy. No middleman. They deposit food in empty stomachs. Donate here: http://www.masbia.org/

Park Slope: 120/122 16th St btw 4th and 5th ave

Park Slope: 361 15th Street

RIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT 10 AM AND 1 PM tomorrow (SUNDAY NOV 4) . Here are deets!

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm. Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time! contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

BAX: BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE

Caravan to rockaways leaving from the brooklyn arts exchange today 1:30: address 421 5th Ave between 7&8 streets in park slope Brooklyn. Please bring stuff there: most needed batteries of all sizes, flashlights, diapers & baby formula, propane tanks, gas grills or cook stoves, blankets, warm coats *Please NO clothes. Or drive with us & bring volunteers

From Brokelyn: ALL WEEK Yo night owls, our Conal Darcy reports Park Slope Armory needs volunteers for 5am breakfast shift. Bring ID and don't forget: set clocks back!

GOWANUS

ALL WEEK / MONTH Gowanus Studio Space 166 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 948-5753

Drop off Donations for the Rockaways at Gowanus Studio Space! I'll be around tonight from 7-9 collecting goods and thanking you profusely!!!

FRIDAY NOV 9 Volunteers are needed at the Gowanus housing projects today at 430 Baltic Street. They will have hot food set up for 300 people (and a catering truck) and need volunteers to help carrying meals up to people who are unable to come down, as well as check in on elderly folks. They have been set up and servicing folks since 9:30, this morning. See Erin when you get there. via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

ALL WEEK From Marty

We have received word that a water main break at Gowanus Houses has knocked out water service to at least eight buildings. Requests are being made for bottled water donations at the Community Center at 420 Baltic Street. NYCHA has confirmed the break, and is working on restoration as soon as possible.

Dropoff at Gowanus Art Studio Space:

FRIDAY NOV 9  On Friday, drop off donations at Gowanus Studio space from 9-3! We are still accepting- and appreciating- donations for Rockaway. Check this continuously updated link for what is needed: gowanusstudio.org/relief

THURSDAY NOV 8 Drop off Donations for the Rockaways at the Gowanus Studio Space today from 12-6! It isn't snowing! Do it!

166 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 948-5753

The Gowanus Studio Space is accepting donations tonight, Friday and Saturday of goods to be brought to the Rockaways and other locations in need. Drop off food, water, batteries, large sized clothing, blankets, heavy-duty trash bags, diapers/wipes. The Private Line event Saturday night will also be a fundraiser and donation drive for recovery efforts.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

Cleaning supplies (gloves, surgical masks, solvents/cleaners, shovels, contractor bags)

Generators

Pumps

GASOLINE

D-Batteries

Boots

Hot Coffee

THURSDAY NOV 8 - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

We are continuing to prepare and serve hot food and sandwiches to families in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Red Hook and other affected areas through the weekend. It looks like Mother Nature is going to ease up this weekend and hopefully the utilities can get the power back on.

Thousands of people have not had hot meal in over a week.

We still need volunteers at Two Boots to help prepare and portion food.

It is still difficult getting food to those in need. Many elderly in big apartment buildings can’t get to the relief centers. Many relief centers close early because people are afraid to come out after dark. If there are any able-bodied souls who are willing to help deliver food to apartments in high-rises please go to the OccupySandy website or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253.

If anyone knows of specific addresses that need help contact Lina by responding to this post or call Two Boots at 718 499 3253.

We are going to be driving around neighborhoods, bringing the hot food directly to residents. Many relief centers are overwhelmed and don't have the staff to distribute food.

We still need volunteers with cars to deliver and serve hot food, respond to this post or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253. (by the way, Lina is the shit!)

Much thanks to Back to The Land Natural Foods, Al Di La, and Pino's Pizza for their generous donations. We will start using the kitchen Old First Church on Carroll St this week.

In addition Rev. Daniel Meeter has set up a way for us to collect donations through the church. If you would like to donate to our effort please Make check to:

Old First Reformed Church (memo "Sandy Relief Kitchen")

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll St

Brooklyn NY 11215

Thanks to all the volunteers and local businesses who have stepped up. Special thanks to Stacey, Lina and Nadia( I don't know what I would do without you guys). It's truly heartwarming to see so many people coming together to help those devastated by the hurricane.

Andy

BAY RIDGE 

TUESDAY NOV 27 - The Bay Ridge kitchen (St. John's Episcopal Church), at 461 99th St. in Brooklyn, needs 30 volunteers starting at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday 11/27). Please come if you can.

ALL WEEK VIKING LOVE NYC

WEDNESDAY NOV 21 VIKING LOVE NYC

teaming up with BAY RIDGE CARES at ST MARY'S CHURCH(81 and Ridge blvd)

Thanksgiving meals going out today all over the affected areas.....

Check in on displaced friends and families....lets make sure everyone has a place to go, food to eat and smiles throughout the next few days.....

Every little bit helps....and if you want to get nutty with helping....COME BE A VIKING!!!

TUESDAY NOV 20

will be vollied up with BAY RIDGE CARES @ ST MARY'S CHURCH....81 and Ridge blvd...

Cooking...preparing..delivering food all over affected areas....anyone want to join in....meet me there at 9 am....

Today, we delivered prepared and delivered food to the RED HOOK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH.....as well as hooked up with the SALTY DOG, to deliver all the great stuff donated on Sunday by FRANKIE MARA and all the great bands that volunteered time and effort to the cause.......we made a delivery to Coney Island gospel assembly....

Much love!!!!

KITCHEN! VIA Occupy Sandy Relief NYC Consolidated info on the new kitchen:

St. John's Episcopal - 461 99th Street, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn - (listed previously as 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway)

Contact: Mary Wang - mmmmqc@gmail.com - 408 940 6688

Needs volunteers for unpacking and sorting today, cooking starting Wednesday 8am through the night. This is the kitchen to be operating through the foreseeable future due to the downsizing of the kitchen at 520 Clinton Ave. This new kitchen is three times the size and can accommodate many more volunteers.

ALL WEEK: the pour house of bay ridge

7901 3rd ave bklyn ny 11209

we are accepting GIFT CARDS, NEW winter hats, scarves, gloves, underwear, undershirts, socks, blankets, and school supplies.Our Viking Love team will get these items out to families in need.

Please join us this Sunday, November 11, 2012

1:00pm until 8:00pm

Pour House of Bay Ridge Viking Love NYC Fundraiser- Benefiting Victims of Hurricane Sandy

The Pour House of Bay Ridge, Viking Love NYC, and The PATH Family Center are joining forces to raise money to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

We will use money raised to buy food, clothing, toiletries, supplies, and tools needed by our brothers and sisters in need.

Raffles / 50- 50 / Date Auction / Complimentary Food / DJ / Live Music by The Narrowbacks

$20 Requested Donation at the Door gets

an Official Viking Love NYC Bracelet and Drink Ticket.

Please save the date on your calendar.

Please help us spread the word.

Spread Love it’s the Viking Way!

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road Residence 9108 Colonial Rd. Brooklyn 11209 #E9

Location 2: From @nicole Haddad: Bean Post 76th &5th, Bay Ridge- Taking anything and everything to help victims in Staten Island (collection ends closing Saturday)

Location 3: From @nicole Haddad: The Home Store- 88th & 3rd ave in Brooklyn.. Food, clothes..anything and everything

Location 4: From @nicole Haddad: St. Bernadette Church- 83rd & 13th

Location 5: From @nicole Haddad: Bookmarke Shoppe. 85th & 3rd... 20% of all weekend sales going to Mayors Fund to Advance NYC (immediate aid for all of NYC Sandy victims) .. also accepting cash donations. Ends Sunday at 3 pm.

Location 6: From @nicole Haddad:Blood drive at Greenhouse Cafe 78th & 3rd 12:30 - 6:30

Location 7: From @nicole Haddad: Bishop Ford - collecting donations for the people affected by sandy anything you can contribute counts today from 4-8pm

Location 8: From Melissa - We are gathering food, clothing and non-perishable items to be donated to local shelters on Staten Island. We have many friends and family that have lost everything. If you have anything you would like to donate, please contact my cell 917 886 0184 to obtain our Bay Ridge building info for drop-off instructions.

Susan Wagner High School Shelter is only accepting the following items: ready to eat food, hand sanitzer, socks, underwear, and tissues. We still plan on going to other shelters that are in need of all other items you can spare, so you can continue to drop off what you intended to. We have direct contact with local teachers in the area, so we'll make sure all items are dropped off where there is need! Thanks you all again!!

Email me missy36singer@hotmail.com

Location 9: Pour House, 7901 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge via the dropbox list

Location 10: St Bernadette School 1313 83rd Street - 718-236-1560 via the dropbox list

Location 11: Renee Dorsa/Keller Williams Realty is accepting clothing, food, water, and cleaning supplies. They will deliver them to afflicted areas of Staten Island. 9120 4th Ave in Bay Ridge.

SUNSET PARK 

St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park

TUESDAY NOV 20  - Attention: The Jacobi hub just took in a HUGE shipment, so we no longer need clothing or blankets at this time! We do need drivers with large vehicles to help disseminate the items, however!

The Donation Hub in Sunset Park has plenty of clothes of various warmths as well as blankets. If you, or someone you know is in need, please get in touch with us, or come on by! We can add these supplies to drop offs going to recovery sites with needs for these materials once we know who needs what. via occupy sandy contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net. to get address

ALL WEEK The Volunteer Hub in Sunset Park (5406 4th Avenue & 54th Street) is in need of volunteers with laptops to work this evening. Beginning at 5pm. #SandyAid

Location 1: @Sarah Jenny - St. Jacobi Church 5406 4th Ave Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194

St. Jacobi: 5406 4th AVE - Specific Requests in Sunset Park: steamtable foil pans full or half size w lids blankets cleaning supplies tin foil saran wrap

We are accepting donations of tools & Industrial cleaning supplies:

hard bristle brooms, flat shovels, long handled squeegies, rubber suits, rubber boots, 3M masks, heavy duty contractor bags,

wheel barrows, headlamps, work gloves, simple green, string mops & industrial mop buckets

these items can be brought to two drop off locations in Brooklyn:

St. Jacobi Church

5406 4th Ave

Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

520 Clinton Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic)

hours: 9am – 9pm

THURSDAY NOV 15

URGENT: Jacobi has run out of supplies as of 11/12. Adult Diapers, baby wipes, blankets, warm socks. Cleaning supplies – Bleach, Ammonia, Mops, buckets, brooms dustpans, and Contractor Bags, Spray cleaner (fantastic,lysol), sponges and rags. NO KITCHEN TRASH BAGS. Paper Towels & Shammies, Disinfectant wipes, First Aid stuff – neosporin, aspirin, tylenol, ibprofen and other OTC drugs, nasal spray, Batteries, Flashlights, Tarps, granny carts, shopping carts, wheelbarrows to transport goods to homes, Faces masks, working gloves and respirators, Gas, & Gas Cans (ideally filled with gas). Generators, Warm socks, Body soap, Shampoo and conditioner, Toothpaste/toothbrush, Sandwich/gallon ziplock bags. Vinegar, blankets No more donations after 7.

Address is:

St Jacobi Lutheran Church

5406 4th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11220-3006

WEDNESDAY NOV 14

The Jacobi hub is looking for volunteers and drivers today (and every day)! 54th and 4th Ave in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. #sandyaid http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/locations/rockaways/ 

FRIDAY NOV 9- St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park

URGENT FRIDAY Sunset Park Distro Hub (5406 4th Avenue at 54th Street, Brooklyn) needs via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC #SandyAid -

URGENT FRIDAY Carbon Monoxide Detectors; MedicalSupplies - (1st AidKits, Bandages, PainRelievers, AlcoholSwabs, CoughMeds, Etc) ‎#SandyAid -

Sunset Park distribution hub is sorely in need of FLASHLIGHTS (bigger the better) BATTERIES (C&D especially) CLEANING SUPPLIES ‎#SandyAid -

THURSDAY NOV 8 St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park

WEDNESDAY NOV 7 St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park

TUESDAY NOV 6 - St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park

St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park

RIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT 10 AM AND 1 PM tomorrow (SUNDAY NOV 4).

Here are deets! We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm. Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time! contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

CARROLL GARDENS

GOWANUS COMMUNITY CENTER

420 Baltic Street (between Hoyt & Bond)

We are running low on supplies. We urgently need the following:

Baby Food, Canned Goods (tuna, vegetables) Soups, Breads, Juice, Diapers, Formula, Peanut Butter, Paper Towels, Shopping Bags, Powdered Milk, Batteries (AA and D), Flashlights and Candles.

WILLIAMSBURG

ALL WEEK

Brooklyn Brewery is accepting donations during all public hours this weekend to be donated to the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Please bring non-perishables and baby supplies and put them on the donation pallets by the door as you enter.

3rd Ward Brooklyn is opening up their co-working space to folks affected by Sandy!

Greenpoint/Williamsburg people: Per Rami Metal from Councilman Levin's office, please bring donations to 122 Java - No clothes, except coats and food, bottled water, batteries and flashlights. Get in touch with Rami for more info or questions.

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road (starting Nov 1, 10am) Residence 306 Leonard St, apt J1 (btwn Conselyea and Metropolitan) Contact: Jennifer (917) 586-4153

Location 2: The Brooklyn Kitchen - no longer taking donations - but they say THANK YOU!!!

Location 3: Good Co., 10 Hope Street, Williamsburg via the dropbox list

Location 4: El Puente Drop off: 10:30 at 289 Grand Street, btw Habemeyer St and Roebling St in Brooklyn. 347-532-2809 - eduran@elpuente.us via the dropbox list

Location 5: MOCUIN (224 Wythe Avenue) are accepting donations of men's, women's and children's clothes, bedding, undergarments and socks, which will be delivered to the Rockaways on Sunday

Location 6: Pilgrim Surf and Supply (68 N 3rd Street) are accepting donations of men's, women's and children's clothes, bedding, undergarments and socks, which will be delivered to the Rockaways on Sunday

Location 7: Supply (68 N 3rd Street) are accepting donations of men's, women's and children's clothes, bedding, undergarments and socks, which will be delivered to the Rockaways on Sunday

Location 8: Thousands of Picnics (171 S 4th Street), are accepting donations of men's, women's and children's clothes, bedding, undergarments and socks, which will be delivered to the Rockaways on Sunday

Location 9: Indian Larry Motorcycles 400 Union Ave, Brooklyn - has set up a relief and donation drop off for Rockaways and Breezy Point. ALL WEEK - 10-6pm - Any Batteries, candles, toilet paper, bottled water, canned goods, sanitary wipes, garbage bags, gloves, bleach, cleaning products, masks, NO MORE CLOTHING

SATURDAY NOV 11 Silk Road Cycles will join Affinity Cycles (616 Grand St) for a Rockaways Food Delivery Ride. To join, meet at Affinity Cycles on Saturday (11/10) at 9:30am with batteries, cleaning supplies and food to be delivered to the Rockaways on your bike. Contact Jason for more info.

Williamsburg: 190 Withers, First Fl RIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT 10 AM AND 1 PM tomorrow (SUNDAY NOV 4). Here are deets!

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm. Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time! contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

BEDSTUY 

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road Residence 136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2 11216

Location 2: 268 MONROE ST in Bed Stuy before 9:30 am tomorrow (Sunday NOV 4) Do you have prepared food you want to send to folks without power or heat in Rockaway? Bring it to 268 MONROE ST in Bed Stuy before 9:30 am tomorrow at it will be delivered. Call 917-806-8618 if you're gonna do that. Other needs: coleman stove, bowls, utensils. Bed Stuy ---> Rockaway ♥ from 596 acres.

Bedstuy: 136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2 RIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT 10 AM AND 1 PM tomorrow (SUNDAY NOV 4). Here are deets!

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm. Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time! contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

OCEAN HILL, BROWNSVILLE, and BEDFORD-STUYVESANT

Neighbors Together: If you are looking for a way to contribute directly to those in need post-Hurricane Sandy, Neighbors Together could use your financial support as they repair the damage to their industrial freezer and refrigerator and recover from food loss at their soup kitchen. Help them be able to resume feeding meals to their members. Neighbors Together is committed to ending hunger and poverty in the Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn, one of the lowest-income areas in New York City. Donate here. Thank you for your generosity! (from Green Thumb)

http://www.neighborstogether.org/

Stable House Cafe - 1177 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

#SandyAid - Just got word that Stable House Cafe - 1177 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn - has lots of clothes & goods for those in need. Stop by! via occupy sandy relief nyc

MURRAY HILL

Tuesday we will be having a donation drop off at Rodeo Bar on E 27th & 3rd Ave upstairs from 7pm on.We need first and foremost blankets blankets blankets!!!! Winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves. Underwear. Socks. Dont worry about other clothes yet. That will happen in months to come. Flashlights, candles, diapers, water, cleaning supplies. Brooms, mops, bleach, trash bags. We need people who are willng to get dirty and help clean houses. Tuesday we will be having a donation drop off at Rodeo Bar on E 27th & 3rd Ave upstairs from 7pm on. We want to get these supplies to the Rockaways by Wednesday morning. via Anthony De Rosa on FB

EAST WILLIAMSBURG

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road (Beginning Thursday Nov 1 at 12 noon) House of Yes 342 Maujer st Contact: Kae Burke (525)217-7209

SUNDAY NOV 4 - Ride to Rockaway: Sunday at 10:30am.

Leaving from House of Yes: 342 Maujer Street Brookyln.

We will be driving an RV down and can fit many volunteers.

Be ready to WORK!

Please bring Warm food to give! Or hot Coffee! ANYTHING warm to eat/drink- these people are so cold!!!

Dress WARM. Wear Boots.

BRING: *Gloves *Industrial strength garbage bags *Industrial Broom *Shovels *Flashlights/Headlaps *Batteries *Candles *Bleach

East Williamsburg: 342 Maujer st bay ridge. RIDES WILL BE PROVIDED AT 10 AM AND 1 PM tomorrow (SUNDAY NOV 4) . Here are deets!

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church (5406 4th Ave in Brooklyn) in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm. Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time! contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net for more information

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN 

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road NYCC 2-4 Nevins Street, 2nd Floor

SHEEPSHEAD BAY

ALL WEEK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Friday 11/9 – Brooklyn – PLEASE RE-POST

Coney Island/Brighton Beach/Sheepshead Bay Tomorrow:

Teams will be dispatched to bring food/water/supplies to priority buildings in these neighborhoods and additional canvassing for Sheepshead Bay, which hasn't received as much attention!

Address: Based from the Shorefront Y (3300 Coney Island Ave)

Time: 10:30am - 3pm

Contact: please come to Shorefront and find Ritaly Rapaport, the on-site coordinator there tomorrow.

If you have a group that can come down with 3-4 people, gas and a car, call Eugene Klig, COJECO in the morning – 917-744-2600 – email: cojeco.volunteers@gmail.com

ALL WEEK via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

We are up and running in Sheepshead Bay, BK. Tell your friends to come by, at the corner of Brown and Emmons!

RAJE: https://www.facebook.com/CleaningSheepshead

Again for those of you joining us today to assist in warbasse we are meeting inside the warbasse building at 2770 west 5th it is a community room. Which is 3 blocks from the previously posted location of RAJE. If you can't find it or are having trouble meeting us email us at cleanupsheepsheadbay@gmail.com

Location 1:

Guys for those of you who wanted to give. The church Resurrection in Gerritsen Beach is accepting donations, food, blankets, and anything you could give. 2331 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11229, telephone 718-743-7234

Location 2: "AKO would like to offer our warehouse as a drop off point for the donations. We are 2184 McDonald Ave. You can reach us at 718-265-2800. We will be here until 6pm today and tomorrow until 5pm. Once we collect we will send our truck to drop off at the shelters. AKO Design Center"

Location 3: Shelter needs - 1600 Hyland blvd shelter needs canned foods

Location 4: Shelter needs - 2335 Gerritsen Ave shelter needs EVERYTHING!, Clothes, Food, Water!

Location 5: Shelter needs - 2770 West 5th street community room 4C needs Clothes and Food

SATURDAY NOV 10

Repost: PS 90 in Coney Island, which has now been relocated to IS 96, is in desperate need of supplies. Items can be dropped off at IS 96: Seth Low 99 Avenue P. Brooklyn, NY 11204. Specific needs include: shampoo, soap, sponges, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream, diapers, wet wipes, towels, bedding, socks, gloves, hats, underwear, jackets, kid's clothes (sizes for ages 3-11, majority in mid-range), sweatshirts, shoes, gift cards are great, too (Target, CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid, Visa check cards.) Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

Repost: For those who asked about clothing donations: CLOTHES ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT SLATER AND FATHER CAPP ALL DAY AND BABY STUFF IS BEING ACCEPTED AT ZION LUTHERAN ON WOLLEY AVE STARTING AT 10 Clean up Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

WEDNESDAY 11/07

Once this storm passes, would you mind sending folks to Sheepshead Bay? All along Voorhies Avenue (like around East 26th) homes are without power, heat, and food, are being looted at night. Very much appreciate all that you are doing! You guys are great! via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Sheepshead Bay residents in need: blankets, water and other basic supplies will be available at PS 52, located at 2675 East 29th St. in Sheepshead Bay later today.

Meet at corner of Emmons ave and West End Ave

We are gathering today (saturday) at 10:30am to help out local residents of Sheaphsead Bay!

What to bring: Gloves, Boots, Broom, Garbage Bags

We are going to walk down emmons avenue towards Nostrand avenue offering our help to people. Please be there on time because once we start moving we may be hard to find!

Please post & share! We need walkers, runners, and bikers to distribute supplies in stranded Sheepshead Bay! Runers and bikers can take the F train to Avenue X & 86th St. and proceed 2 miles to Nostrand and Voorhies! http://hopstop.com/?tid=9h6v02w1emaycuxd

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP TO DISTRIBUTE SUPPLIES IN SHEEPSHEAD BAY

Vote, volunteer, and take home needed supplies!

Volunteers are needed in Sheepshead Bay Tuesday, 11/6 (Election Day!) from 9am to 3pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6pm to help distribute much needed supplies that just arrived from North Carolina in a 24' truck.

TUESDAY NOV 6 from occupy sandy relief NYC

"These people need serious help and have gotten NO attention. When I and another volunteer visited this neighborhood yesterday, people looked at us with fear and confusion, and when we stopped to speak to them, they said we were the first people who came to try to help.

There is an entire storm-ravaged community in the heart of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, that has been forgotten by relief efforts. The hidden alleys between the bungalows, many of which are unmarked on maps, below street level and surrounded by condominiums host a slew of one-story homes. Most of these people now have no electricity, heat, or hot water, and likely contaminated water. They lost all their belongings when the bay water enveloped their homes, and even their walls remain damp and generate additional chills as the cold weather sets in offering no relief. They are shut off from communication as they have no electricity, poor cell phone reception and have seen no volunteers– individual or Red Cross – to spread the word about distribution centers, supply spots, and other forms of assistance. They need warm clothing, generators, heaters for the handful close to main roads who have electricity, mattresses, bedding, toiletries, medical supplies (one man in particular has asthma and his oxygen machine was destroyed by the hurricane), manpower to clean up the neighborhoods, and much more. Someone to survey the community, determine what is needed and contact the appropriate agencies would be a tremendous help. It would be good to have signs put up in the neighborhood advising people of where they can go to get supplies (for example, P.S. 52 on Voorhies Avenue and East 29th Street) and find temporary shelter and warming sites that are still open for those in need. Community involvement in the relief effort would alleviate some of the less effective individual attempts.

It is crucial to stress that the people who remain in this community are in increasing danger of hypothermia, malnutrition, stomach infections and other problems that arise from lack of heat, clean water and healthy meals and prolonged exposure to unhealthy living conditions. People are terrified of looters and of losing what little remains of their meager belongings, their homes and their community. Many of these people are at-risk because they are elderly or very young, have severe pre-existing medical conditions, and are low-income. Their situation is exacerbated by lack of disposable funds to alleviate these conditions and lack of information about existing systems that offer assistance. Additionally, any pets remaining in the community are in danger of freezing and contribute to the unsanitary conditions as their owners are unable to properly care for them.

All the streets and alleys enduring this desperate situation are described on the following website:

http://forgotten-ny.com/2001/05/sheepshead-bay-hidden-alleys-between-the-bungalows/

Places visited yesterday are between and around Haring, Brown and Batchelder Streets, between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway. These larger streets are lined with alleys, many of which are unmarked on maps and accessible only on foot. These include Canda Avenue (north from Emmons Avenue west of Nostrand Ave), Dunne Place (between Haring and Brown Streets) intersected by Meseraeu Court (between Dunne Place and Losee Terrace), Gunnison Court (between Brown and Batchelder Streets) intersects Stanton Road (parallel to and east of Mesereau Court), Losee Terrace (runs from Haring east to Batchelder south of the Belt Parkway and intersects both Mesereau Court and Stanton Road.

I have additional information on specific individuals if this would be helpful and will be glad to serve as a point of contact. Please use your community organization to help these suffering people and help us spread the word!!'

Thank you, Yelena - Yelena Serebrenik

WEDNESDAY NOV 7 Come to the Nostrand Avenue entrance between Voorhies Avenue and Avenue Z of the Sheepshead Bay Elementary School (PS 52) to hand out supplies at the school and to fan out into the neighborhood (which still has no heat, power, cell phone service, internet, access to gas, or subway service) on foot or bicycle and distribute desperately needed supplies like food, water, clothes, and toiletries that just arrived in a 24' truck from North Carolina. If you have a hand truck or cart, please bring it!

The public is also welcome to come to the school to pick up what they need. Please bring your own bags!

Since you may now vote at any polling place, you can also do that at the school!

These supplies were collected and delivered by George and Pat Aswad, former Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach residents who relocated to Havelock, North Carolina, where they opened a restaurant, Crabby Patty's. They have no political affiliation; they are just neighbors helping neighbors. The Aswads and their friends had initially headed to the Rockaways because that is where the media indicated there was most need. Luckily, they were turned away, but had just enough gas to get to Sheepshead Bay, where they were welcomed with open arms.

BRIGHTON BEACH

SATURDAY DEC 1 - Volunteers STILL needed!

Hey everyone, we need a few strong guys to help Mark Yuen clear out his damaged furniture so that repairs on his home can start!

If you are available this Saturday (12/1/12) at 11am please reply here or email Mark at myuen_2000@yahoo.com

The house is located at 1120 Lawn Court in Brighton Beach. That's near Neptune Avenue between East 11th and 12th street.

Let us know how many people you can bring with you and what time you would be able to arrive. Thank you!

REPOST: via Cleanup Sheepshead Bay

3109 Brighton 7th Street all elderly people in a building are left with no heat and no working elevators. Stairs in that building are very dangerous. Nobody warned these russian speaking people about mandatory evacuation. If possible, please help. There are many home bounds in that building. They need water delivered door-to-door.

Mazel Day School on Brighton 6th and Neptune ave is accepting ALL clothing drop offs! Get over there with your stuff if shelters don't need them! People from the area are just stopping by and picking things up!

Location 1: Jewish Association Serving the Aging is looking for volunteers to carry supplies up 7-20 flights of stairs to homebound seniors in Brighton Beach during daylight hours. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Jacob Stolar 212-991-6572 or jstolar@jasa.org.

Gerritsen Beach

Location 1:

Guys for those of you who wanted to give. The church Resurrection in Gerritsen Beach is accepting donations, food, blankets, and anything you could give. 2331 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11229, telephone 718-743-7234

Needed: Pet food, batteries, flashlights, matches, candle’s, ice, canned goods, instant coffee, hand cleaner, clorox wipes, baby wipes and supplies

Location 2: Gerritsen Beach Fire Department (52 Seba Avenue)

Needed: Pet food, batteries, flashlights, matches, candle’s, ice, canned goods, instant coffee, hand cleaner, clorox wipes, baby wipes and supplies

LONG ISLAND

DEC has issued a General Permit for the coastal areas of Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. Approved projects include stabilizing existing dwellings, decks and walkways with temporary bracing and pilings; installing sandbags or sand cubes at the toe of damaged structures or eroded escarpments; re-grading eroded dunes; in-kind/in-place repair of stairways; reconstruction of bulkheads and shoreline erosion structures that were functional before Hurricane Sandy; and repair or reconstruction of existing public roads, bridges, utilities and other public infrastructure.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/gp012006sandypermit.pdf 

In order to rebuild in accordance with previously submitted plans, affected property owners need only to fill out this:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/noiformgp012006.pdf 

Make the Road NY is accepting food, warm clothing, blankets, flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby formula -- anything useful for families in the areas hardest hit by the storm at the following offices:

1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, Long Island, (631) 231-2220, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

-  via Deanna Bitetti

MONDAY NOV 19 - ALL WEEK - Long Beach, LI:

Volunteer transporter/driver with a van needed to pickup donations (clothes, blankets, coats) from Long Beach LI to bring to a drop off spot in Rockaway before it rains (ASAP). Thanks in advance!~MS

JACKSON HEIGHTS

Make the Road NY is accepting food, warm clothing, blankets, flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby formula -- anything useful for families in the areas hardest hit by the storm at the following offices:

92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens, (718) 565-8500, Saturday, 10am -6pm

-  via Deanna Bitetti

BUSHWICK

Make the Road NY is accepting food, warm clothing, blankets, flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby formula -- anything useful for families in the areas hardest hit by the storm at the following offices:

301 Grove Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, (718) 418-7690, Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. via Deanna Bitetti

HARLEM

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road Residence 47 saint nicholas avenue #4d btw 112 and 113

Location 2:  @Cristy C. Road Residence 938 st Nicholas ave # 25 at corner of 157th and st Nicholas ave.

Saturday - Nov 3, Yorkville Common Pantry in East Harlem has several volunteer projects for anyone that can assist in relief efforts - http://ow.ly/1Pl77G.

LOWER EAST SIDE

Location 1  @Cristy C. Road The Bowery Mission 45-51 Ave D 212-777-3424 contact: Claude Nelson or any "operations manager" on duty. they're open 24/7 and in need of prepared foods, a generator and anything else you can offer.

Location 2  ALL WEEK 10am-5pm: Help GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) at their office on 169 Avenue B between 11th street and 10th street. via Deanna Bitetti

From GOLES on MONDAY NOV 5:

We are in desperate NEED of these Items:

1. Bread

2. Blankets

If you are able to provide these, please drop them off at The Community Center at the 638 East 6th Street (between Ave B and Ave C).

@Cristy C. Road (open 11/1 3pm-6pm and 11/2 12pm-6pm) Goles 169 Ave. B btwn 10th and 11th Specific Requests at Lower East Side: Generator (Requested at Bowery) Prepared Foods (Requested at Bowery) flashlights (Requested at GOLES) batteries (AA, AAA, D) (Requested at GOLES) non perishable food (Requested at GOLES) candles (Requested at GOLES) first aid kits (Requested at GOLES) vehicles or bikes with trailers (to bring supplies around) (Requested at GOLES)

Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) has informed us that a NYCHRA run shelter for homeless AIDS patients on the Lower East Side is presently without power and has been completely neglected by city agencies. VOCAL is collecting donations of food, blankets & flashlights at their offices at 80 4th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Lower East Side in Manhattan: (646) 580-7473 - https://lowereastside.recovers.org/ 

Hello wonderful volunteers! Here is a summary of where you're needed on the Lower East Side today:

GOLES, 171 Ave B between 10th & 11th St Friday & Saturday between 12-6 pm Knocking on doors to distribute supplies, calling members to make sure they're ok, posting information, coordinating, etc.

CAAAV, 46 Hester St Friday 10 am-5 pm Knocking on doors to distribute supplies and information.

Help the Smith Apartments, 46 Madison St Friday 10 am- 5 pm Bringing water, food and information to elderly residents stuck in their apartments.

Henry Street Settlement, 265 Henry St Friday, 10:45 Distributing food to the elderly population

Folks at Knickerbocker Village (partial public housing) on Monroe Street between Catherine and Market on the lower tip of Manhattan need relief in the way of WATER and FOOD. They still have no power, elevators, water, phone services. Large quantities of water needed in large and small containers for those in need, folks need to be encouraged to keep and fill up their water bottles at the hydrant, rather than throwing them away. Up until this day, CAAAV has been serving those in need in this neighborhood, but we don't know how long they will continue services here. 943pm 11.2.12 via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC on FB.

SUNDAY NOV 11 - Compost Garden: 11th St

Help rebuild community gardens

11am-4pm

Compos Garden: 11th St

General clean up: lost trees & flooded.

Contact: Chris Batenhorst

917-446-6079

FRIDAY NOV 9 LOWER EAST SIDE NEEDS HELP: There are 700 residents of Knickerbocker Village age 60 or older, who are stranded need help.... Most of the 1600 apartments could be without power for another 3 WEEKS. If you can donate money, resources or time to this effort, email Vicki Mehmel at vickimehmel@hmhonline.org or call her at 347-728-5277

Saturday, November 3, 10am–5pm: Join Senator Daniel Squadron at the Rutgers Community Center located at 200 Madison Street in the Lower East Side for clean-up, and food and water distribution. via Deanna Bitetti

Saturday - C squat is asking for volunteers to come and help removed debris from the basement due to flooding. Come to 155 Ave C, in Manhattan after 11am.

WEST VILLAGE

Volunteers Needed: Who can meet me at 6pm to distribute warm meals to homebound residents at Westbeth TONIGHT? Let me know! Meet at 55 Bethune Street at Washington St. via Yetta G. Kurland

SOHO

LOCATION: Soho Grand Hotel - 310 West Broadway - New York, NY 10013

DROP OFF TIMES: 10:00AM-7:00PM

SUPPLIES NEEDED: *All products must be new; gently used clothing.

Socks – wool, thick, Dust masks, Water proof shoes / rain boots, Gloves – latex,

Flashlights, Extension cords, Push brooms, Mops, Batteries (D batteries mainly),

Toilet paper, Cleaning equipment, Heavy duty garbage bags, Baby care products, Baby formula

Diapers, Towels, Blankets, Beanies, Warm woolen clothes, Shovels

UNION SQUARE

Fishs Eddy is collecting warm, gently-used winter coats and sweaters for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Please stop by our store at 19th Street & Broadway to donate whatever you can. No one should have to go cold this winter. located in Manhattan near Union Square

AZ is asking for your help. If you are on the east coast, please consider making donations to the families in Rockaway/Breezy Point by dropping off items to:

Cure Thrift Shop

111 East 12th Street (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)

11AM-8PM

Supplies Needed: Work Gloves, Face Masks, Heavy Contractor Bags, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Batteries, Flashlights, FIRST AID, Cleaning Supplies - brooms, shovels, bleach, buckets, mops, etc., Non-Perishable Food - water, juice, granola bars, etc., Baby Items - formula, baby food, bottles, wipes, diapers

Please do not leave items outside of the shop when we the store is closed. Please bag/box all donations.

An AZ truck will be picking up all donations made this week on Friday, 11/9 and delivering to the families in Rockaway/Breezy Point along with beverages to help those in need.

Thanks for your support as well!

UPPER EAST SIDE 

Location 1:  @Cristy C. Road (drop off center for Rockaway/Breezy Point/Broad Channel donations) Saloon York Ave between 83 and 84th st

Location 2: Molly Pitchers Ale House 1641 2nd Avenue - 85st & 2nd Ave

http://www.mollypitchersnyc.com/

Location 3: Congressswoman Carolyn Maloney’s office at 1651 3rd Ave.

@92nd-93rd Sts., Suite 311

DONATE NEEDED ITEMS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS: Bring any of the

following to Congressswoman Carolyn Maloney’s office at 1651 3rd Ave.

@92nd-93rd Sts., Suite 311 / 212-860-060 on Monday through Friday from      

9 am to 5 pm: bottled water, flashlights, blankets, batteries and nonperishable food. You can also drop off supplies at 570 Second Ave. @ 31st

UPPER WEST SIDE

Volunteer for Sandy Relief on Upper West Side in NYC!!!

Riverside Church 91 Claremont Avenue b/t W 120th & 122nd

Volunteer ALL WEEK - from 10AM - 9PM whenever works for you!

Receive donations, sort clothing, load trucks

Jimmy’s needs your help getting food and supplies out to the Rockaways:

SUNDAY - TODAY/PLEASE SHARE NEW YORKERS: a non-perishable food & supply drive for THE ROCKAWAYS at Brother Jimmy's (Amsterdam btw 80 & 81st in Manhattan) 1-5pm. Contact is Tory Shaheen, 347-952-0630, and she can still use a vehicle to get supplies down to the Rockaways.

DOROT on the Upper West Side published a list of needs late Thursday evening. They mainly need volunteers to visit elderly people who are homebound in the blacked-out area. Call their Director of Volunteer Services (Direct Tel: 917-441-3722; Main Tel: 212-769-2850) You can access their complete list here:

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=nyvxb5bab&v=001bNaaDsMZRRdqGh0_QcHQZBA3B__O0ZFRHYyHVqKkcX7rjQe9PcemlzxettZJwcph42fGgMk51xsA5Hb5dLMm0F_0yNMVxF6-_WOrBixMKcQSua8cbhwjoQNr6UamvPzx

Location 1: The Firehouse Tavern located at 522 Columbus Avenue at west 85th

A Collection for the Rockaways and Staten Island communities. We want to let you

know that we are helping to organize a collection point for donations saturday and

sunday at The Firehouse Tavern located at 522 Columbus Avenue at west 85th.

Donations collected there will be sorted and sent to The Rockaways and Staten Island

Communities most in need. Here is what is needed:

We will also need people to help us load trucks and possibly help get the stuff out

there on Monday and during the week. If anyone would also like to help with

scheduling and being an on site coordinator, please let us know.

Please spread the word! If you would like to help especially with staffing you can just

show up today or if later this weekend e-mail me and I will try to coordinate for you. If

you wish to bring items by, please stop by anytime.

The B,C,1 Trains all stop at west 86th.

Thanks for your help!

Dave - dave@newyorksocialnetwork.com

Met Council Food Warehouse

TBD, waiting on food delivery

Volunteers to help organize and pack food for distribution

Must contact and confirm beforehand. Contact metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com, with WAREHOUSE subject line.

PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Location 1:  Dean St. playground We will be collecting supplies for Hurricane Sandy relief tonight at Dean St. playground (https://plus.google.com/104797894088191409377/about?gl=us&hl=en), right across from the Barclays Center tonight (playground next to Firehouse 105/219). Please bring what you can to help the relief efforts, especially if you are driving in and have space to bring supplies. Particular needs are:

If you can't bring supplies tonight or are not going to the game, you can drop off supplies and/or volunteer at 520 Clinton Ave.

We need some massive printing & photocopying done before tomorrow morning, delivered to 920 Pacific, Brooklyn. Who can help? Contact 596 Acres

BENSONHURST

FDR Shelter Urgently needs volunteers TONIGHT! (ALL WEEK) If you can PLEASE head over there. 58th street and 20th ave

LONG ISLAND CITY

Location 1: Alewife 5-14 51st Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 937-7494

Today (SATURDAY) our friends at Alewife sent donations out to the Rockaways.

Tomorrow (SUNDAY) they are going to Staten Island.

I highly encourage you bring WATER. Their water is not drinkable and they have to drink bottled water only. The donation area when you walk in is to the left of the front door. Even if you just have a roll of toilet paper, a couple bottles of water, a sweater, blankets, a can of soup, no donation is too small.

via Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.

Hi there - We're looking for about 30 volunteers to help us sort Hurricane Sandy donations at our Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. bases in Astoria, Long Island City, and Harrison, New Jersey (8-10 volunteers for each site). Email us at goodwillnynj@gmail.com if you can help & please spread the word! We're also giving all who lost property in Sandy a $50 credit (per family member, present or not) to buy whatever they need in our stores. This post has all the info. Thank you, Occupy, for all you've done to help our communities get through this! http://nynjgoodwill.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/volunteers-needed-join-goodwillnynj-to-help-sandy-victims-in-ny-nj/

BRONX
For the Bronx per @christina Baal: A coalition of Bronx groups are accepting coordinating a Sandy relief effort at Kingsbridge Armory starting tomorrow. We are collecting donations and sending out to affected areas. Full details are still being worked out but here are the important initial needs:

Volunteers: If you’re in the area and can help there is a large shipment of donations coming in tomorrow at 11 am. Help will be needed starting at 9:30 am and into the evening to unload, sort, and deliver donations. Volunteers should report to:

Kingsbridge Armory, 2817 Resovoir avenue, Between Kingsbridge and 195th st,

Let me know if you’ll be coming out! Call or text 917.359.8531

Donations of the following are also needed:

This is an ongoing project so I’ll send out continuous needs as they arise. Thanks, Christina

This effort is being organized by (list information) Weslyean Disaster Relief, Nazarene Disaster Relief, National Latino Evangelical Coalition, Evangelical Covenant Church, Latino Pastoral Action Center, Love Gospel Assembly, Promised Land Covenant Church, The Lambs Church, New Life Outreach International Church, Radiovision Cristiana, Long Island Hispanic Pastoral Association,

Community Based Organizations: Northwest Bronx Clergy Coalition, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Wellness Centers, Micah Institute New York Theological Seminary, Labor, Retail Wholesale Department Store Union

- via Deanna Bitetti

FRIDAY NOV 9 Hey Bronx volunteers!! We need 20 people to pack meals at 727 Webster Avenue, today at 8 AM (November 9th). Call Sally at 7187162020 to confirm!! via occupy sandy

FRIDAY NOV 9 and ALL WEEK via occupy sandy relief nyc

Let’s help to SEND OUT 6000 HOT MEALS IN TWO DAYS!!! What do you say? Are you with US?

1. How are you?

Amazed at the power of love. Humbled. My back hurts and I am tired- but strangely PUMPED!

2. What do you need?

Support. A team.

I am working on organizing the Sandy Relief Efforts at Salsa Caterers on behalf of Goya. A really amazing group of community folk have been PREPARING 3000 FREE HOT MEALS a day to everyone in need from the Bronx to L.E.S to Brooklyn, Staten Island and even New Jersey! (Delicioussssssssss, I tell you and prepared with love & laughter! I had to do a taste test. Lolol.)

I need (1) People Power to pack the individual meals in site. (2) People Power to pick up (please have your own vehicle) and deliver the meals. (3) People Power to serve the meals, when needed. (3) People to get the word out!!!

3. What would you like us to know?

I am blessed. We are blessed and we are strong. The crew at Salsa is wonderful. They have been doing this work with one truck and a small handful of committed community folk. With only three days left, I request your support. Let's have their back, front, and sides.

Let’s help to SEND OUT 6000 HOT MEALS IN TWO DAYS!!! What do you say? Are you with US?

Salsa Caterers

4006 Third Avenue

Bronx, NY 10457

718 - 716 - 2505

9:00am to 7:00pm

Ask to speak to Danny, Iris, and/or Sally. I am looking for sites to deliver to on Saturday! Call me!

GERRISTEN BEACH

WEDNESDAY NOV 28 - REMINDER! Sen Marty Golden hosting Community Meeting for Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay at 7 TONIGHT at PS 277 2529 Gerritsen Ave. ~bk https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackToThoseAffectedBySandy?ref=stream 

ALL MONTH: MORE CYBER MONDAY CYBER ASSIGNMENTS!

Tweet corporations asking for MOTORHOMES to help keep residents of Gerritsen Beach out of the cold!

#gerritsenbeach needs motor homes for #sandyaid @FEMA trailers NOT equipped for cold @CruiseAmerica please help! contact info@gbcares.org

please help areas in need of #sandyaid @BluHomes bring your prefab homes into affected areas. you can make a difference! #ty

#gerritsenbeach needs motor homes for #sandyaid @FEMA trailers NOT equipped for cold @TiffinMotorhome please help! contact info@gbcares.org

#gerritsenbeach needs motor homes for #sandyaid @FEMA trailers NOT equipped for cold @WinnebagoInd please help! contact info@gbcares.org

ALL WEEK - GERRITSEN BEACH NEEDS HELP: Last night the temperature in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, dipped to 34 degrees. We can't wait any longer. Nearly 1,000 of our neighbors, after 19 long days, are still without heat, hot water and electricity! If action isn’t taken immediately, our residents are going to freeze to death!

We urgently need your help - we are asking for 500 mobile home / RV owners to lend their vehicles to the residents in Gerritsen Beach to keep those who have been displaced safe and warm. We need these ASAP, before the temperature goes below freezing and we have an even more dangerous situation to deal with. FOR MORE INFO:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/gerritsen-beach-sandy-relief/gerritsen-beach-19-days-later-a-plea-for-help/248662131928546 

 

ALL WEEK URGENT AND ONGOING CALL: CORT CLUB - GERRITSEN BEACH

718-769-7168 Needs non perishable food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, diapers, etc. little or no donations of the above left! Will also take hot food - meals. If you need help coordinating, inbox us or contact the number above if you'd like to drop off personally!

ALL WEEK FROM GERRITSEN BEACH - From Wendy Taylor McLaughlin:

Can u please put the word out for st James church. They are going to need monetary donations. It's a mess and all the members are elderly. Thank you for all your doing - You can tell people to make check out to st james c/o my mom Louise Taylor 28 HYman ct. Bklyn ny 11229. Re: st James. They can also use gift cards like visa Amex. Thanks for your help.

Location 1: Resurrection RC Church, 2331 Gerritsen Ave.

Location 2: Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire House, 52 Seba Ave.

Location 3: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept Donation Staging Site, 2732 Gerritsen Ave.

Children’s Halloween Parade, 2414 Gerritsen Ave, TODAY at 1:30pm.

Lara Prado: If anyone is interested in volunteering or sending donations please go to Gerristen Beach. The conditions down there are terrible and the people down there are desperate for any help. My family especially my parents have been affected by the hurricane sandy. They lost their home. Godwillingly they are all doing ok..but others aren't as lucky and don't have anyone so please if you can get down there and lend a helping hand please do so!! For donations of food, clothing, supplies, etc you can drop anything you have to RESSURECTION CHURCH : 2331 GERRISTEN AVE,BKLYN,NY 11229.

ALL WEEK - TWO BOOTS HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

We are continuing to prepare and serve hot food and sandwiches to families in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Red Hook and other affected areas through the weekend. It looks like Mother Nature is going to ease up this weekend and hopefully the utilities can get the power back on.

Thousands of people have not had hot meal in over a week.

We still need volunteers at Two Boots to help prepare and portion food.

It is still difficult getting food to those in need. Many elderly in big apartment buildings can’t get to the relief centers. Many relief centers close early because people are afraid to come out after dark. If there are any able-bodied souls who are willing to help deliver food to apartments in high-rises please go to the OccupySandy website or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253.

If anyone knows of specific addresses that need help contact Lina by responding to this post or call Two Boots at 718 499 3253.

We are going to be driving around neighborhoods, bringing the hot food directly to residents. Many relief centers are overwhelmed and don't have the staff to distribute food.

We still need volunteers with cars to deliver and serve hot food, respond to this post or call Lina at Two Boots 718 499 3253. (by the way, Lina is the shit!)

Much thanks to Back to The Land Natural Foods, Al Di La, and Pino's Pizza for their generous donations. We will start using the kitchen Old First Church on Carroll St this week.

In addition Rev. Daniel Meeter has set up a way for us to collect donations through the church. If you would like to donate to our effort please Make check to:

Old First Reformed Church (memo "Sandy Relief Kitchen")

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll St

Brooklyn NY 11215

Thanks to all the volunteers and local businesses who have stepped up. Special thanks to Stacey, Lina and Nadia( I don't know what I would do without you guys). It's truly heartwarming to see so many people coming together to help those devastated by the hurricane.

Andy

FRIDAY NOV 16 - From Marty

Latest list of recovery centers in Brooklyn (all open 8 am to 8 pm, except for IKEA location, which is 9:30 am to 8 pm). The Coney Island center is closing at 5pm today (Friday):

FRIDAY NOV 16 URGENT CALL at MIDNIGHT last night! 11/16/12

The CORT CLUB at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue is in serious need of HEAVY GARBAGE BAGS and RUBBERS GLOVES!!!

ASAP-if we can get them there TODAY for the residents of Gerritsen Beach...it would be appreciated, as everything we're doing is. ~KI

FRIDAY NOV 16 New Jersey/Rt 22 Springfield: Donations needed RIGHT NOW through noon!! Greg T is there waiting for all of you!!!!

Items needed: cleaning products, garbage bags, bleach, brooms, babies ,

school supplies, (Benefiting Gerritsen Beach!!!)

~MS

CHELSEA

From Yetta Kurland - Transit Forward:

TRANSIT FORWARD’S RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE, SPREAD THE WORD:

Please join me, the Transit Forward Coalition and others Tuesday night as we watch election returns and collect more donations for our neighbors in the Fulton Houses in Chelsea, where residents still have limited power and no heat or hot water. We’ll be celebrating and collecting donations at The Irish Rogue, 356 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, beginning at 8:00 PM.

Wednesday morning at 11AM, we’ll need all hands on deck again, as we load our vans with the thousands of donations given by our community this week for delivery. Please meet us back at the Irish Rogue at 356 West 44th Street , between 8th and 9th Avenues to do that.

STUYVESANT TOWN

Saturday, November 3, 9am–6pm: volunteers are needed to check-in on and assist the residents of Stuyvesant Town. Head to the Peter Cooper Village Community Center located in Stuyvesant Town (enter on 16th street and 1st Ave) to check-in and receive an assignment. via Deanna Bitetti

PENN STATION

Still trying to find somebody to pick up donated goods in Manhattan. Penn Station area time of pickup and place of final delivery is flexible. Contact if you can help. Vehicle needs to be able to fit the following:

About 10 boxes all at least the size of a full grocery bag and some quite bigger.

About 5 large boxes diapers, 50 pounds of beans, 10 quarts canned or jarred food items. 20 pairs long underwear 20-40 pairs socks, and some other odds and ends.

CONTACT the following page IF you can HELP:

http://facebook.com/NobodiesHelpingEverybody

MIDTOWN - MANHATTAN

Location 1 - Dropoff - Park Ave. Tavern, 39th & Park, Manhattan via the dropbox list

Location 2: HUNTER COLLEGE SHELTER: At 695 Park Avenue (@68th Street) needs

volunteers for the overnight shift, from 10 pm to 6 am. To sign up please

call the shelter directly at 212-396-6741.

WEDNESDAY 11/07 Ansche Chesed Homeless Shelter 251 W. 100th St., New York, NY

These people need volunteer help, please call and volunteer a shift!

From Tara: The High School of Graphic Communications Arts at 439 W. 49th St. (btwn 9th and 10th aves) is serving as an evacuation shelter and is accepting all types of donations, but are particularly in need of men's warm clothing, underwear and socks, and basic medical supplies. You can also volunteer there distributing food and clothes. Super easy- just walk in, sign up, stay for as long or as little as you can. But note, this space is only a shelter through Sunday, because school opens on Monday.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT - MANHATTAN

ALL WEEK / MONTH - Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer,

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio - and Comptroller John C. Liu

Food Drive at the Municipal Building benefiting victims of Hurricane Sandy

All items will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City

The items in the highest demand right now are:

- pouches of tuna, salmon or chicken - Tuna or chicken salad meal kits (the kind that include crackers, a can of ready-made salad, & a fork) - Applesauce cups (4-6 ounce)- Juice boxes of 100% juice- Crackers- Breakfast bars/granola bars- Bottled water- Canned fruit or fruit cocktail in juice- 8oz shelf-stable milk boxes- Single-serve cereal boxes/cups- Peanut butter- Diapers

Time:

Monday through Friday

9AM to 6PM

Locations:

Manhattan Borough President's Office:

19th Floor South Lobby

Comptroller’s Office:

5th Floor, Room 517

Public Advocate’s Office:

15th Floor North

Contact:

(212) 669-8151 or

fooddrive@manhattanbp.org

We're told Capital Grille on Pine/Nassau in Manhattan has thrown out 2,000 lbs of produce & cheese. If people can collect some & bring to donation hub in Clinton Hill that would be awesome! via Occupy Sandy - contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net. to get address

WANTAGH - LONG ISLAND

For Wantagh, Long Island: The Red Cross at Cedar Creek Park on Merrick Road, Wantagh is throwing food away because they have so much and no one is going there. They even have bags of food they want you to take to give to neighbors. Sandwiches, fruit, water, milk, coffee and OJ. That is lunch. Dinner is a hot meal. Tell your friends to go!!

NEW JERSEY

#NJNEEDS our help! Pick up and distribution are scarce but #donations are plentiful. Trucks needed for ocean county / brick, nj - residents being evac'd early due to nor easter with no supplies to an unprepared facility. homes already destroyed.

http://www.gofundme.com/1gx248

Rockaway Emergency Plan: Does anyone have a contact for someone on the ground in New Jersery who needs help? We were just contacted by someone who has trailers worth of supplies that we would like to connect them with.

ALBANY

THURSDAY NOV 8 - From Two Boots - Hey friends, we have a ton of supplies in Albany in a warehouse, waiting to be picked up. Here's where you come in-- we need a driver to pick up in Albany and deliver to Brooklyn. Any takers? Call me 917 783 0941

Volunteer to help clean up the parks and playgrounds:

Many of New York City’s parks and playgrounds were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to volunteer with NYC Parks to aid in clean up and recovery, please review the list of parks and playgrounds below that are in need of assistance this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click the links below to sign up in your borough and be sure to check back for updates on other parks in need of volunteers!

From the NYCCGC website:

Gardens throughout the city were flooded during Superstorm Sandy and need your help. See below for volunteer opportunities happening this weekend. Report back at our next general meeting, Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 232 E. 11th Street in Manhattan!

If your garden is not on this list and you need volunteers, let us know!

MANHATTAN

Saturday, 1 pm

-LaPlaza Cultural on the corner of 9th St and Ave C on the South West corner is having a cleanup

-9C Garden which is also on 9th St and Avenue C on the North East corner is having a cleanup

Sunday 11am-4pm

-Campos Garden in the East Village located at 648 E 12th Street between Ave B & C – rebuilding and need volunteers

BROOKLYN

Saturday at noon

-Green Guerillas is organizing volunteers at the Boardwalk Garden, where NYCCGC had our monthly meeting in September. The garden is located at 3001-3031 W. 22nd St. in Coney Island between Surf. Ave and the boardwalk. Subways n,d,q,f to the last stop: Stillwell Ave. Walk to the Boardwalk and then west to W. 22nd (towards and past the parachute jump- next to the historic child’s building).

Saturday 10-3

-Added Value’s Red Hook Community Farm volunteer day at 370 Van Brunt Street. Farm tasks will include: aerating the soil, fixing our wheel barrels, chairs and tables, cleaning tools that were submerged in salt water, taking care of our worm bins and attending to the NYCHA site!

Bronx

Click here to volunteer in the Bronx

Brooklyn (Saturday only)

Click here to volunteer in Brooklyn

Manhattan

Click here to volunteer in Manhattan

Queens (Saturday only)

Click here to volunteer in Queens

Staten Island (Sunday only)

Click here to volunteer in Staten Island

Bronx

Van Cortlandt Park

Orchard Beach            

Click here to volunteer in the Bronx

 

Brooklyn

Prospect Park

McCarren Park

Click here to volunteer in Brooklyn

 

Manhattan

Happy Warrior Playground

Annunciation Park

Carl Schurz Park

Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park)

Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only)

Click here to volunteer in Manhattan

 

Queens (Friday and Saturday only)

Brookville Park

Baisley Pond Park

Click here to volunteer in Queens

Bronx:

Crotona Park

Sunday

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet-up: Crotona Tennis House, 1700 Crotona Ave bet Claremont Parkway and Crotona Park North.

Manhattan:

Fort Washington Park

Sunday

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

meet-up location: Broadway & 158th St.

Important note: You will need to walk approximately a half mile from the meet-up location to the clean-up site inside the park. Staff will be onsite to guide you.

Staten Island:

Tappen Park

Sunday

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

meet-up location: 111 Canal Street at the Village Hall

New Utrecht:

Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 10am–2pm: Friends of Brower Park will do a general clean-up. Meet at the Park House. Feel free to show up. For more info, email friendsofbrowerpark@gmail.com via Deanna Bitetti

Riverside Park:

Saturday, November 3, 10am-1pm: Help clean-up Riverside Park. Meet at one of the following 3 locations and please bring extra gloves and garbage bags: 99th Street along the Hudson River (check-in with Hakim Constantine); Pier I and 70th Street (check-in with Sally Miller); or 138th Street and 12th Avenue. via Deanna Bitetti

Sunday, November 4, 12pm–3:30pm: Help clean-up Riverside Park. Meet at 91st St and Riverside Drive and please bring extra gloves and garbage bags (check-in with Nya Jackson). via Deanna Bitetti

ARTISTS AFFECTED BY SANDY:

NYFA Emergency Relief Fund Application Now Open http://www.nyfa.org/ 

`The application for the NYFA Emergency Relief Fund for artists in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York affected by Hurricane Sandy is now available. Visit www.nyfa.org or www.artspire.org for details. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and grants made every two weeks. Leadership funding for this program has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and The Lambent Foundation.

In addition to the extraordinary generosity of the institutional funders cited above, we have been tremendously moved by the outpouring of support from artists and the arts community to support those in need. To date: Marylyn Dintenfass; Econet Wireless Group, South Africa; Grey Area; Paddle 8; Performa, and University Galleries of Illinois State University have all held or scheduled fundraisers or auctions, donated sale proceeds, or otherwise contributed to the fund. Any individuals, organizations or companies interested in making contributions or planning special events to benefit the fund can either donate online (please check the Relief Fund box) or contact Director of New Initiatives Dena Muller at dmuller@nyfa.org for further information on ways to participate.

In addition to these direct grants, NYFA has other resources available:

* We have lowered the administration fee on cash flow loans we provide to organizations to 3% through the end of the 2012 calendar year. For more information this program, visit: http://www.nyfa.org/level2.asp?id=24&fid=2 or email Sebi Vitale, svitale@nyfa.org.

* Source, our database of opportunities, has a comprehensive list of grant and loan program, housing resources, legal resources and other information, both national and state-by-state, to help artists who suffered loses.

If you are a Staten Island-based artist, musician, writer, or performer and have suffered loss of work space, equipment, artwork, earned income etc. (or know of someone), please let us know. By documenting the borough's losses, we can advocate on behalf of all artists for recovery and we can offer resources that might help in individual cases. Fill out the short form below or contact Melanie at mcohn@statenislandarts.org or (718) 414-6902.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dGFfNEFVcUJEZkJIalpKZmZfUjJiNUE6MQ - from Leah

This information session provides artists with an overview of the relief resources available to them and their arts-related businesses from local, state and federal agencies in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.'

When: Friday, November 16, 2012, 5 - 6pm

Where: VLA Auditorium

1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022 (Auditorium)

Topics include: the FEMA application process for individuals and households; details on Small Business Administration loans and application processes; and local and state-level relief programs.

Attorneys and law firms interested in volunteering through VLA on storm-related cases are encouraged to contact us at vlafellows@vlany.org.

Emergency Resources for Artists:

Artists, please note: if any of your work or live/work space has been damaged, take pictures and keep receipts of whatever you spend during this time.

Self-employed people are eligible for 'disaster unemployment insurance' in areas where a federal declaration of disaster has been declared. About.com explains more: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/unemployment/g/disasterunemployment.htm

LMCC's Emergency Grants List:

http://www.lmcc.net/uploads/grants/forms/2012-Fundraising-Emergency_Grants.pdf

NYFA's Emergency Grants List:

http://www.nyfa.org/source/content/content/disasterresources/disasterresources.aspx?DRID=54&CID=5&UDRID

Joan Mitchell Foundation: sent out this message after the Hurricane:

"If you are - or know of - a visual artist who has been affected by the hurricane please contact us. The Foundation has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters... We know that communication for many is very limited now, but our staff can be reached by email at: info@joanmitchellfoundation.org."

Links to salvage / conservation / recovery information:

Other:

Christie's: Christie's is arranging space for Downtown artists to use their laptops and charge their phones, and may be able to assist galleries with storage space for their art. Those interested, please call (212) 468-7177.

New York City Economic Development Corporation: For any business temporarily displaced, NYCEDC may have short-term "swing" office or storage space: information at www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness.

New York City Arts Coalition offers helpful information about FEMA: Federal disaster resources will be dependent on your (or your arts group/business) being registered at FEMA. Go to www.disasterassistance.gov.

NOTE: Performing Arts groups:

The federal legislation that controls eligibility had some limitations after 9/11, which the Chair of NYSCA, Richard Schwartz, was able to work with the Pataki administration to have lifted. This means that Performing Arts groups may be told they are ineligible. Please let us know if this happens to you.

NOTE: Individuals:

You may want to also go to register at NYC Communities for Change

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6245/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=6487 They assist with tracking and follow-up with FEMA and may help individuals with the FEMA process.

Law Office of Sergio Munoz Sarmiento: Phone consultations free of charge to address questions pertaining to rights and possible compensation for damaged artwork or studios as a result of Hurricane Sandy. For more information: http://artlawoffice.com/2012/11/ny-artists-legal-information/.

BIKE TRAINS / CAR DELIVERY NEEDED:

Grand Army Plaza:Heading to the Rockaways tomorrow on a 9 am bike train with supplies and to help the work down there. Get in touch if you can join. We're leaving from Grand Army Plaza via Kate Edmundson

Willie Mae Rock Camp: Join us SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 at 11AM at 87 Irving Place with your bike and bags to pack everything up and start hauling it wherever they need it most in Brooklyn. We will leave Music Lab as soon as we get everything packed up. If you plan to help haul things, please email emmet@williemaerockcamp.org so I know who to expect.

Cars / Vans with gas:

1. Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4: Councilman Jumaane Williams is looking for individuals with cars, trucks and/or vans that have sufficient gas to help deliver supplies to hard-hit residents. If you are willing and able please e-mail volunteersandy45th@gmail.com to coordinate. via Deanna Bitetti

2. Know of any Brooklyn shelters in need of food? If you can coordinate a pickup from RHI to that location, we have plenty of extra hot food at RHI tonight! (767 Hicks) Donations have been amazing! THANK YOU ALL!

REBUILDING

Small Biz info and more

Film Biz just received MANY office desks and Office Chairs and office supplies. FREE to any person or business affected by Sandy, including anyone working on relief.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151323004102813&set=o.133163496702318&type=1&theater via Film Biz Recycling

NYC.gov business soluitions:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/home/home.shtml

THEY ARE GIVING OUT LOANS. watch out for interest rates! -paula

(thanks paula!)

Back to Business: Same here - help but in form of loans: http://www.nycedc.com/backtobusiness

Red Hook:

https://www.facebook.com/RedHookRebuilds

Staten Island:

https://www.facebook.com/RebuildStatenIsland

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) have agreed to establish a $10 million small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Storm Sandy. Under the fund, businesses will be able to apply for loans of up to $25,000 immediately by going to www.esd.ny.gov or calling 1-855-NYS-SANDY. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/11142012Small-Business 

-- Red Cross --

We are told the Red Cross is making medical supplies and medicines available for those who need them or may have lost theirs in the storm. They can also provide emergency shelter and other aid. Please contact them for more information:

Phone: 1-866-438-4636

Online: www.redcross.org

 

-- Salvation Army --

They offer a variety of disaster social services. For more information, call:

Phone: 1-718-238-2991 (86th Street Bklyn office, for zip codes: 11235, 11229)

Or 1-718-345-7050/7052/2632 (Brownsville office, for zip codes: 11234, 11210, 11236)

 

-- Human Resources Administration --

If you are a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – also known as food stamps) and food purchased with that aid was destroyed in the storm, then the Human Resources Administration may be able to replace your loss. Currently, you would have to apply for this by appearing in person at a Food Stamp Center and filling out form LDSS-2291. You can call the following number to find out which centers are closed due to the storm:

Phone: 1-718-557-1399

 

-- NYS Department of Financial Services --

The Governor established a Financial Services Disaster Hotline for questions related to insurance claims (be sure to call this number if your insurance company is trying to charge you a hurricane deductible). The hotline is staffed Mon-Fri from 8am to 8pm, and Sat-Sun from 9am to 4pm.

Phone: 1-800-339-1759

 

-- Small Business Administration --

The U.S. Small Business Administration have loan programs to help businesses in declared disaster areas. For more information and questions on eligibility:

Phone: 1-800-659-2955 or 1-212-264-4354 or 1-404-331-0333

E-mail: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

 

-- NYC Economic Development Corporation --

In coordination with the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services (see below for more from them) and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, they are coordinating a set of services to assist small businesses recover from the hurricane. You can contact the office of the Brooklyn Business Solutions Center at:

Phone: 1-718-875-3400

E-mail: mdominquez@nycbusiness-solutions.com

 

-- NYC Department of Small Business Services --

Small to Mid sized businesses can seek emergency business loans, capped at $10,000. For more information, reach out to a NYC Business Solutions Account Manager via the link to a contact form below.

Online: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/contact/manager.shtml

 

-- Industrial Development Authority --

Mid to Large sized businesses that need to rebuild can request an emergency sales tax letter from NYC IDA allowing businesses to avoid payment of NYC and NYS sales tax on materials purchased for rebuilding. This is meant for projects costing $500,000 or more. For more information, e-mail Shin Mitsugi at:

E-mail: smitsugi@nycedc.com

 

-- New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) --

They are providing disaster loans to businesses suffering storm or flood damage.

Online: www.nybdc.com

 

-- FEMA Disaster Legal Services --

If you are facing legal issues from Hurricane Sandy you can seek legal assistance, whether it is a matter of employment law, landlord-tenant law, bankruptcy, or similar issues. They can also assist with the filing of federal aid claims.

Phone: 1-800-342-3661

Online: www.disasterlegalaid.org

 

-- Office of Emergency Management’s Hurricane Sandy Helpline --

OEM has provided a general hurricane helpline for New York State residents. They can provide updated information on available shelters and other resources.

Phone: 1-888-769-7243

 

Claims with New York City:

You can file a claim with the City Comptroller to seek restitution for losses sustained from water damage (for example the backing up of sewer systems, or damage from a City tree) or other property loss related to the City. How to apply:

Online: http://comptroller.nyc.gov/bureaus/bla/e-filingclaim.shtm

By Mail: If you need a paper copy of the forms mailed to you, feel free to contact my office at (718) 241-9330.

Flood Insurance:

If you have flood insurance and are filing a claim then please know that you can take reasonable steps to protect your property from additional damage. Save all receipts paid to any contractor, so they can be part of your total settlement. Photograph or, if possible, take a video of the damage - both of the property and of damaged items. You may be asked to keep all damaged items until the adjuster has visited you to inspect them. Be aware that most flood insurance plans require that a claim be made within 30 days.

If you do not have flood insurance then you should know that FEMA offers a National Flood Insurance Plan. While this plan would not apply to the just-passed storm, it would help protect you against future storms. For information on the plan:

Phone: 1-888-379-9531

Online: www.FloodSmart.gov

 

Internal Revenue Service:

Tax law provisions may help individuals and businesses recover financially from the disaster. Businesses may be able to deduct losses of property and individuals may be able to deduct personal property losses not covered by insurance or other assistance. In some cases, the deductions can be applied to the prior year’s taxes or tax refunds for the coming year can be expedited. For more information:

Phone: 1-866-562-5227

Online: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Disaster-Assistance-and-Emergency-Relief-for-Individuals-and-Businesses-1

 

General Advice:

-- Cleaning Costs -- These costs may be reimbursable, whether through insurance or disaster aid, so keep all receipts for all work you have done or equipment (pumps, etc.) you purchase.

-- Pictures -- I can't stress enough how important it is that you document all of the damage as much as you possibly can. Pictures are vital.

More information and aid may become available in the future, and constituents can contact my office at (718) 241-9330 with questions or for updates. Stay safe.

Other Goverment, Food stamps, Unemployment info here:

Cash Assistance

The following Job Centers are closed:

Human Resources Administration (HRA) Headquarters - 180 Water Street

Brooklyn: Coney Island Job Center - 3030-3050 West 21st Street

Staten Island: Richmond Job Center - 201-209 Bay Street

Queens Rockaway: Rockaway Job Center - 219 Beach 59th Street

Check website for updates: http://otda.ny.gov/

Fair Hearings

Fair Hearings scheduled at 14 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, for October 29, October 30, October 31, November 1, or November 2, will be rescheduled.

Check website for updates: http://www.otda.ny.gov/oah/

Teachers:

ATTENTION TEACHERS WITH THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION! Fill out this survey to appeal days being deducted from your bank if you were unable to report due to the hurricane:

https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=705E3ED00F3F5EC1

Food Stamps

Help process paperwork:

I need a volunteer for my office today to help with very simple paperwork processing for Sandy victims. Please write me if you can come over around noon today. Thanks! contact https://www.facebook.com/danielle.hlatky/posts/10151136194203450

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)) Current SNAP recipient households that have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to the disaster or household misfortune are entitled to a replacement issuance of benefits provided that:

The household reports the loss within 10 days of the date of the disaster/misfortune;

(In past disasters the state was granted a waiver to extend the 10 day requirement as with Hurricane Irene, seehttp://otda.ny.gov/policy/gis/2011/11DC018.pdf, it is expected that the state will receive the same waiver but there is nothing official yet.)

and

The household returns a signed and completed form LDSS-2291 “Request for Replacement of Food Purchased with Food Stamp Benefits,” (http://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/2291.pdf) within 10 days of the date of the reported loss. (If the 10th day falls on a weekend or holiday, a statement received the day after the weekend or holiday is acceptable.) Note: HRA has a special fax line for replacement FS/SNAP requests, for SNAP recipients who lost food due to Hurricane Sandy: 917-693-1111. HRA has asked that requesters include their address, SSN and contact phone number on the form.

It usually is not necessary for households requesting replacement of SNAP benefits due to food loss to provide additional documentation of the disaster or a list of food items lost. The written attestation on the LDSS-2291 regarding the loss to the household and the cost of the items lost usually is sufficient documentation for authorizing the replacement of SNAP benefits to eligible households.

If a household is not eligible for SNAP benefits, the household can obtain financial assistance via an Emergency Assistance Grant at the local Job Center.

SNAP MANUALLY

Hello Sandy relief people across NYC.

Please distribute this info widely in areas that still have no electric and phone. Stores that have no electric need to be located and given this info.  Thanks to all who hustled to assemble all this amazing info. *i can't seem to tag in this note: paula, marcel, alexis, leah!

There are FOUR documents linked here: Paper vouchers, USDA letter that ensures emergency SNAP funds to those affected by Sandy and hot food exemption, EBTvoucher HOW TO and a copy of the FAQ and how-to text below for canvassers and stores.

 

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5hDv83hFkx5SEZLeVZ0RkxqcHM

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5hDv83hFkx5d0pudmNEMkYwdUE

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5hDv83hFkx5SEdEbUs4TW5BMVk

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5hDv83hFkx5OUlfLUFzV1RjWDA

 

SNAP (food stamps) Manual Vouchers in NY The Issue: No Electricity, No Food Stamps?

Without electricity, stores that would normally take SNAP via EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cardscannot process SNAP transactions using the standard method. In locations with no power, there arenumerous reports of people being turned away from grocery stores and bodegas unless they can pay incash.

The Solution: Retailer Education

Many retailers may not know how to use manual vouchers. Or, they may know about the vouchers butare afraid that they will not receive payment. By providing instructions, forms, and information aboutrecent emergency waivers from New York State, hopefully retailers will be willing to take the extratime to process manual vouchers and New Yorkers can stay well-fed, regardless of financial status.

Here’s What Advocates Can Do:

• Approach stores that (a) do not have power and (b) are authorized to accept SNAP.

• Ask to speak with the store owner/manager.

• Start a cordial conversation (we want to make sure this is a friendly, cooperative effort!).

• Ask if the store has had to turn away people who need to pay in food stamps.

• Assuming the answer will be no, say, did you know that you don’t need electricity to get paid in

food stamps?

• Provide the owner with the instructions and copies of vouchers, talking through the steps.

• If the owner has questions, refer to the instruction manual or the FAQ on page 2 of this

document.

• Ask, can the store commit to taking the extra minute necessary for manual vouchers?

• If the owner refuses, consider mentioning any of the following:

◦ NYS just issued automatic SNAP replacement benefits to all SNAP households in

declared disaster areas. This benefit is equivalent to 50% of each recipient’s monthly

benefit. According to the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, all NYC

SNAP recipients received their replacement benefits to their accounts on 11/7, and those

outside NYC by the morning of 11/9.

◦ NYS has authorized the use of SNAP to purchase hot and prepared foods through 11/30 in

all disaster areas, which includes all 5 boroughs of NYC. These items, if purchased with

SNAP, are tax-free through the end of the month.

◦ If there are no emergency food pick-up locations nearby, talk about this.

◦ Acknowledge that stores have been $$ losing profits $$ and that by processing manual

vouchers stores can generate a significant income stream during relief efforts, especially

considering the large proportion of New Yorkers who receive SNAP benefits.

• If the owner still refuses, ask if you can at least leave the instructions and printed vouchers with

him/her in case s/he changes her mind. [You can always follow-up again later.]

FAQ:

• The instructions require a transaction authorization number that has to be obtained via an

automated telephone system—and the store does not have a working telephone. What now?

◦ A manual transaction can be done, but if no authorization number is obtained at the time of

purchase, the store would not be reimbursed if the account does not have sufficient funds to

cover the transaction.

▪ Advocacy points:

• Authorization # can be obtained after a transaction when phone service is again

available.

• The call is to a toll-free number and can be made from any phone as long as the

required information is available at the time of the call.

• With the mass issuance of SNAP benefits, most New Yorkers currently have funds

in their SNAP accounts.

• Again, if there is a lack of food access in the area, talk about this.

• Do stores have to use the official voucher form?

◦ NO. According to JP Morgan, the third party EBT processor, the only requirement is that

stores capture the information required. Using the voucher form is merely a convenience.

Stores can make copies of the voucher form, make their own slips of paper, or maintain a

notebook of SNAP manual voucher transactions that includes all required information (see

below).

• How will stores get paid for these transactions?

◦ The retailer will have to enter the information into the system once it is up and running

once again. Authorization numbers obtained via telephone place a hold on an account.

Retailers in NY have 30 calendar days to either enter the manual voucher on the EBT

system once power returns, or to mail the vouchers (and keep copies!) to:

J.P. Morgan Retail and Field Support

P.O. Box 30078

Tampa, FL 33630-3078

• Where can stores find more information?

www.ebtretailerinfo.jpmorgan.com

◦ Retailer General Information Number: 1-800-350-8533 (J.P. Morgan)

REQUIRED INFO FOR MANUAL VOUCHERS:

1. Date and time of transaction

2. Store FNS number

3. Total purchase amount (be sure to not charge tax for hot or prepared foods)

4. Card number

5. Cardholder name

6. Cardholder signature

7. Clerk signature

8. Voucher Number: “Official” voucher forms are pre-printed with voucher numbers. If retailers must use

copied vouchers or notebooks/lists, they will have to create a voucher number for each transaction in order to

get paid later. The number can be any 7-digit number other than “0000000”. Retailers may find it easiest to start

with “0000001” and count up with every new transaction.

Medicaid

Because of Hurricane Sandy, Fee for Service Medicaid is implementing the following processes until the State of Emergency has ended. The State of Emergency will be determined by the Local District and the State.

1. During the State of Emergency, Fee for Service Medicaid will relax prior authorization requirements for the provision of urgent services.

2. Providers will not be required to request authorization to treat enrolled beneficiaries for the provision of urgent services and will be reimbursed accordingly.

3. In the event that telecommunication failures prevent access to the Medicaid Eligibility Verification System, the Medicaid ID card will suffice as eligibility verification. If access to the eMedNY system prevents real time claim adjudication, pharmacies should dispense emergency supplies as necessary.

Questions should be referred to the CSC Call Center at 800-343-9000.

http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/publications/docs/gis/12ma029

Social Security

List of social security office that are closed or are delayed opening.

http://www.ssa.gov/emergency/#a0=0

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Claimant Extension Date

The Department of Labor will extend the date of certification of unemployment benefits for individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy from November 3, 2012 to November 10, 2012. These individuals will need to call 1-888-209-8124 and speak to an agent to receive benefits for the prior week. If you are unable to access a phone to obtain benefits, individuals can visit any of the agency’s career centers.

http://www.governor.ny.gov/?width=500&height=450&inline=true#unemployment

WARMING CENTERS

Department for the Aging (DFTA)/JASA Warming Center is open today in Far Rockaway until 6pm at 1915 Seagirt Blvd.

Overnight Warming Centers:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/overnight_shelter.html

Daytime Warming Centers

http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/warming_ctr.html

The JM Community Center (at 2335 Bergen Avenue) will be open today, Sunday November 4th as a heating center from 10 AM to 6 PM. For those without power, come to warm up and have a hot drink. We're here to help. We will continue accepting donations for victims of hurricane Sandy during these hours. Shelters are in dire need of the following supplies:

If you are in need or know of anyone in need, the JM Community Center will be distributing the collected food and supplies through next Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM each day. Distributions will be kept confidential. If you are in need, don't be afraid to ask for help. If you would like to volunteer your services to help drop off supplies or ask about distributions, please reach us at (718) 444-0101 ext 115.

The Bayview Community Center in Canarsie (5955 Shore Parkway) will also be offering itself as a heating center tomorrow from 9 AM to 5 PM.

If you cannot make it to either the JM Community Center or Bayview Community Center this weekend and you want to help out, donations will be taken at the following senior centers in Brooklyn from Monday to Friday 9 AM to 2 PM:

Thank you to everyone who came to contribute time and supplies today. via occupy sandy relief nyc

DONATE & MORE VOLUNTEERING:

From Beyonce.com - Ten Things you can do to help

1. AMERICAN RED CROSS -

THE RED CROSS IS PROVIDING SHELTER, CLOTHES, SUPPLIES, FOOD AND BLOOD, AS NEEDED, FOR THE VICTIMS OF SANDY.  TEXT THE WORD "REDCROSS" TO 90999 TO DONATE $10 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF.  PHONE: 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767); FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS, 800-257-7575; FOR TDD, 800-220-4095. HTTP://WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/

2. NEW YORK CARES -

THIS LOCAL NYC PROGRAM IS "THE CITY'S LARGEST VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, RUNNING VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS FOR 1,300 NONPROFITS, CITY AGENCIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS." IT IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS, AND IS ALSO RAISING MONEY. HTTP://NEWYORKCARES.ORG/DONATE_NOW/

3. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY -

HABITAT, AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION, HELPS THOSE IN NEED REBUILD THEIR HOMES AFTER DISASTERS SUCH AS HURRICANE SANDY. TO MAKE A DONATION CALL 1-800-HABITAT (422-4828). PRESS "0" WHEN PROMPTED AND REPRESENTATIVES WILL TAKE YOUR DONATION INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. HTTP://WWW.HABITAT.ORG/

4. COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY -

THIS GROUP COORDINATES EFFORTS WITH THE STATE'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS WITH STATE AND LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED, CALL THEM AT (908) 355-FOOD (3663), EXT. 243. HTTP://WWW.NJFOODBANK.ORG/

5. HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES -

MANY PET OWNERS WERE ABLE TO TAKE THEIR PETS WITH THEM, BUT FOR THOSE WHO WERE NOT, THE HUMANE SOCIETY'S ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM IS ASSEMBLING STAFF AND EQUIPMENT TO HELP RESCUE PETS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST. DONATION LINK - HTTPS://SECURE.HUMANESOCIETY.ORG/SITE/DONATION2?DF_ID=11020&11020.DONATION=FORM1&S_SRC=WEBDN_SANDY_WS102912

6. BREEZY POINT FUND RAISER -

ONE OF THE MOST BADLY DAMAGED COMMUNITIES IN SANDY'S WAKE IS BREEZY POINT, QUEENS. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENT MATTHEW PETRONIS CREATED A FUNDRAISING PAGE TO HELP HIS COMMUNITY REBUILD.  HTTPS://WWW.WEPAY.COM/DONATIONS/HURRICANE-SANDY-RAISING-MONEY-FOR-BREEZY-POINT

7. CITY MEALS -

IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE SANDY, CITYMEALS-ON-WHEELS HAS BEEN TAKING EMERGENCY MEASURES TO ENSURE NEW YORK’S HOMEBOUND ELDERLY HAVE ACCESS TO FOOD. VOLUNTEER AND DONATE HERE: HTTP://WWW.CITYMEALS.ORG/

8. NY TECH MEETUP -

NY TECH MEETUP IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP SCHOOLS, NON-PROFITS, AND SMALL BUSINESSES TO GET THEIR INFORMATION SYSTEMS BACK ONLINE.

HTTP://NYTM.ORG/BLOG/ENTRY/12-01-2012/UPDATE-ON-NY-TECH-OPPORTUNITIES-TO-HELP

9. THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING -

A NETWORK OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE GREATER NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA WHICH PROVIDES HAVENS FOR CHILDREN WHOSE SAFETY IS AT RISK WHILE ALSO OFFERING SUPPORT TO STRENGTHEN FAMILIES. THEY CURRENTLY SERVE OVER 11,000 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN ALL BOROUGHS INCLUDING SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS. HTTP://FOUNDLINGSANDYRELIEF.MYDAGSITE.COM/

10. FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY -

A NETWORK OF OVER 1000 PANTRIES AND KITCHENS IN THE CITY, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS AND MONEY DONATIONS. GO TO WWW.FOODBANKNYC.ORG

ALL WEEK Donate clothes.

http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/the-day-more-ways-to-donate/

ALL MONTH CLOTHING DONATIONS - GrowNYC

If you have clothing to donate but do not know where to donate - you can contact Alyson at GrowNYC with inquiries:

Alyson Schill - Event Recycling Coordinator

Office of Recycling Outreach and Education

GrowNYC

51 Chambers Street, Room 228

New York, NY 10007

aschill@grownyc.org 

NEXT FEW MONTHS

a bunch of great restaurants are raising money to help feed the locals and volunteers and officials who are all in rockaway for the next 3 months helping out. donate if you can.

http://www.wavesforwater.org/fundraiser/rockaway-plate-lunch-truck 

Rockaway Emergency Plan

Supporting nyc grassroots groups like these means you're not only contributing to people's needs right now, you're contributing to long-term organizing against structural inequality. Otherwise relief efforts can often end up reinforcing that inequality instead of truly helping people recover. Here are a few links: from Karen

Rockaway Youth Task Force

www.rytf.org

Red Hook Initiative

www.rhicenter.org

CAAAV (Chinatown, Lower east side)

www.caaav.org

Make The Road New York (Staten Island)

www.maketheroad.org

North Star Fund has started an emergency fund and their mission is to support grassroots groups:

www.northstarfund.org/news/2012/11/recovering-from-hurricane-sandy.php.

BROOKLYN LIBRARY Join Brooklyn Public Library and the Transit Forward Coalition in a post-Hurricane Sandy supply drive, from Thursday, November 8-Friday, November 23. You can drop off items at 16 BPL locations. Find out more at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/hurricane

TWO BOOTS

FRIENDS--- Many of you from far and near have asked about donating online. Well, it's finally possible! Here's our link: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1FHURLNJZIYQ/ref=cm_sw_su_w

Temple Saaray Tefila: DONATE MONEY: We recommend the URJ Hurricane Relief Fund

http://urj.org/socialaction/issues/relief/hurricanes/ or by mail:

Hurricane Relief Fund / Union for Reform Judaism / 633 Third Ave. / New

York, NY 10017. There are many other organizations with similar funds.

Please pick one and donate!

The Ali Forney Center

Ali Forney Drop-In Center Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy - please donate if you are able to.

http://www.aliforneycenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1101

New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At the Ali Forney Center (AFC), we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments.

AFC is working hard to provide our youth with the support and nourishment they need to succeed and thrive. We cannot do this work alone. We need the help and support of the broader community to make NYC a safer place for homeless LGBT youth. Thank you for your support and interest.

Monday, November 5, 12pm–5pm: Assemblyman Karim Camara will need help sorting donations at his district office and distributing supplies across the borough. Please email 43sandyhelp@gmail.com to volunteer. via Deanna Bitetti

City Meals on Wheels

Leading up to Hurricane Sandy and in the aftermath, Citymeals-on-Wheels has been taking emergency measures to ensure New York's homebound elderly have access to food. Given the impact on transportation and power, many of the senior centers they work with are understaffed. If you are able to volunteer for meal deliveries, they will need extra help throughout the week. Please see more information here. In addition to volunteers, they need to raise funds to replenish the depleted supplies in their warehouse. Please make a gift today to help them respond to this crisis and prepare for the coming winter months.

http://www.citymeals.org/ - from Green Thumb

City Harvest

updated FRIDAY, NOV 2: volunteer opportunities available this weekend.

Email volunteerservices@cityharvest.org for more information.

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first and the city's only food rescue organization. Whether you're part of a group or just one person, there are plenty of ways for you to help in our fight against hunger. If interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities please contact volunteerservices@cityharvest.org. Or, donate to help feed children, the elderly, and all hungry New Yorkers.

http://www.cityharvest.org/ - from Green Thumb

Brooklyn Recovery Fund:

Today, we are announcing the establishment of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund.

A joint effort of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Fund will provide support to Brooklyn’s nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Please consider a contribution to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund today.

In our conversations with local nonprofits, we heard about overwhelming demand on neighborhood emergency food providers and community outreach organizations, as well as unprecedented damage to public parks throughout the borough, and severe structural damage to institutions and businesses based in waterfront neighborhoods.

Read their stories.

TWO BOOTS - Support this effort financially. Donations are being taken through the Old First Reformed Church on Carroll St.

Make check to:

Old First Reformed Church (memo "Sandy Relief Kitchen")

Old First Reformed Church

729 Carroll st

Brooklyn NY 11215

From Marty:

For those looking to help out in Red Hook, focusing on fundraising for local businesses impacted by the storm.

http://restoreredhook.org/home

Brooklyn Community Foundation:

Text 'BROOKLYN' to 25383

to donate $10 to

the Brooklyn Recovery Fund

Make an online donation at www.BrooklynRecoveryFund.org or

email development@bcfny.org for more ways you can help.

100% of all donations support relief efforts in Coastal Brooklyn

Follow #BKFund and @DoGoodBklyn on Twitter and 'like' Facebook.com/DoGoodBklyn for updates.

For volunteer needs, visit DoGoodRightHere.org.

The NewYorkYoungLeadership4Sandy is brought to you by the following organizations:

Save A Child’s Heart Young Leadership Group, The Council of Young Jewish Presidents, the American Jewish Congress, ACCESS New York, CAMERA, Uri L’Tzedek & Nelly’s List.

How YOU Can Get Involved!

Want to get involved and make a difference?! Sign up to volunteer on Sunday and join us Saturday for a fantastic event to collect needed supplies!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE NEW YORK YOUNG LEADERSHIP 4 SANDY!

LITTLE CAREBOX - We create Little Care Boxes of supplies for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. You can donate one for $35, write a letter of support that goes with and volunteer at www.littlecarebox.com or http://www.facebook.com/LittleCareBox

Benefits:

DECEMBER 14: 4 Artists 1 Cause: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Relief Efforts

Details: Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, Cults

Terminal 5  610 W 56th St., Between 11th and 12th Avenues, New York, NY 10019

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 07:00 PM http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000497CEF8D6CB5?SREF=SLfbk-055_0000497CEF8D6CB5 

DANCE STUDIO NEEDS HELP: Hurricane Sandy Dance Studio Disaster - Help the I.S. 281 Dancers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk1tiNRhtSI&feature=share 

THURSDAY NOV 29 - BENEFIT Concert for Restore Red Hook - Jalopy Theatre

RED HOOK RAMBLERS

BUFFIE ROSEANNE

DALTON FAMILY SINGERS (ft. Debe Dalton)

BRIAN SPEAKER

CHARLES MANSFIELD BAND

Donate to a family http://www.gofundme.com/1gwdsw

Hurricane Sandy left my sister and her family, as well as many others, without a home.  Sandy ripped the boardwalk completely off in Rockaway, New York and parts of it hit their house, leaving a big hole in it and exposing the inside to water, sand, and other structural debris.  They are trying as hard as they can to stay positive for their two daughters Samantha, 2 ½, and Reid, 10 months, and to make this difficult time as easy on them as possible.  My sister and her family are currently staying with friends in Brooklyn who also have two children of their own.  As you know, New York is not known for their huge apartments, so imagine what it would be like with that many people in a two bedroom apartment.  

While waiting for insurance companies and FEMA, they have run out of money and are struggling to make ends meet.  They cannot afford child care at this time, therefore one of them cannot work since someone has to watch the girls.  Anything, and I mean anything, you can give would be greatly appreciated!

Fishs Eddy is collecting warm, gently-used winter coats and sweaters for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Please stop by our store at 19th Street & Broadway to donate whatever you can. No one should have to go cold this winter. located in Manhattan near Union Square

Dozens of benefits listed by Broeklyn:

http://brokelyn.com/sandy-benefits-coming-up-this-week-and-beyond/

Eat Pork, Help New York

Seersucker, 329 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens

Tonight, 6pm. Seersucker will be selling mini roast pork sandwiches with green BBQ sauce from 6pm until they sell out, with all proceeds from the sandwiches and donations jar going to the Red Hook Initiative.

Election night/beer tasting/Sandy benefit

Mission Dolores, 249 4th Ave.

Tuesday, 7pm. Enjoy a sour craft beer tasting, watch dat election and benefit Sandy at the same time. (Triple fisting?) All of the profits of this party go to the Red Hook Initiative. The night will feature $2 off Red, Blue and Swing State beers, plus a free shot of bourbon, from cheapest to Bulleit, depending on the election results. between Carroll and President Streets. FREE!

Gary Clark Jr. at Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn, Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

Tuesday, 9pm. This benefit for Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund for Staten Island will collect canned food and household good for our homies on Staten Island. Blues musician Gary Clark Jr. takes the stage at 9pm. Doors are at 6 and it’s a $20 minimum donation. (You can afford it.)

Sandy Fundraiser

Sindicato de Cocineros, 57A Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint

Tuesday, 5pm. The Greenpoint Mexican restaurant is holding a hurricane fundraiser. Sindicato will be donating all the proceeds to New York Cares. Get delicious mexican food and cocktails and donate to a worthy cause

Sandy Animal Relief Benefit

Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.

Wednesday, 9pm. Sandy bitchslapped a bunch of poor puppies and kitties. Let’s not get into the sad details but Adopt NY has stepped up to directly assist 44 animal rescue groups financially and with supplies. Anyway! This will be a fun night of comedy and music to benefit Adopt NY hosted by David Crabb with performances by comedians Rory Scovel, our own Sue Smith, Adam Newman, Cammi Climaco and Ben Kronberg, music by the Reformed Whores and Noah Stitelman of Neighbors and more special guests to be announced. $20.

Only the Blog presents Writers Who Sing, Singers Who Write

Two Moon Art House and Cafe, 315 4th Avenue, Park Slope

Wednesday, 7pm. Songwriters and writers Mila Drumke and Peter Silsbee will share how their music influences their non-fiction and fiction and vice versa, and donations will be collected for the Red Cross and other charities.

Dine Out Williamsburg

Thursday. If doing charity was any easier, they’d probably just call it “having a good time.” Restaurants around Williamsburg, from The Meatball Shop to Parish Hall to Pies’n'Thighs and more are donating between 10 and 20 percent of their gross for the night to the Red Cross’ Sandy relief efforts. Delicious.

The Heaping Helping

The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, 6:30pm

The Brooklyn Kitchen is getting all their friends together for a big ol’charity potluck. Featuring music from Skunkmello and promising prizes, the potluck will be raising money for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and  Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. Beers from Brooklyn Brewery and Boylan Sodas will be provided as refreshments, with a one dollar suggested donation per drink. Either bring enough food to share with everyone, or skip the cooking altogether and give them 20 bucks at the door. It’s delicious either way.

Sandy Hates Books

Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO

Saturday, November 17, 12pm – 8pm

Details are a little scarce right now, but Powerhouse Arena is planning a powerhouse of a fundraiser to help rebuild after they were wrecked by Sandy. Right now all that’s known about it is that there will be drinks, music and some of their favorite authors. Which will probably end up being some of our favorite authors too, so we’ll be sure to update you as time goes by. You can also help them out with a small donation here, for the time being.

Aside from places to go and be charitable, you can do it from your living room:

-Occupy Sandy has an Amazon Gift Registry seeking supplies to be shipped to the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew.

-The 7 Line, a Mets-themed t-shirt company, is selling Unity t-shirts for $25 each, with 100% of the profits going towards relief efforts in Breezy Point, the Rockaways and other affected areas.

-Restore Red Hook is seeking donations to raise $2 million to help Red Hook businesses affected by the storm, including Fort Defiance, Pioneer Supermarket, Red Hook Lobster Pound and 11th best dive bar in Brooklyn, Ice House.

WEDNESDAY NOV 21 https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackToThoseAffectedBySandy/posts/509268735764790

THE STARS COME TOGETHER FOR

"SONGS AFTER SANDY: FRIENDS OF RED HOOK FOR SANDY RELIEF"

FEATURING BOB WEIR & JESSE MALIN, JOE WALSH, thenewno2, RINGO STARR

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, AMANDA PALMER, JOAN OSBORNE,

JEFF LYNNE,ROGER HODGSON, BEN HARPER, BEN FOLDS FIVE,

ERIC BURDON, BRENDAN BENSON & JOSEPH ARTHUR & MORE…

CHARITY COMPILATION TO LAUNCH ON PLEDGEMUSIC FEATURING EXCLUSIVE TRACKS AND UNIQUE SIGNED ITEMS

TO RAISE FUNDS FOR GRASSROOT RESTORATION EFFORTS OF RESTORE RED HOOK, RED HOOK INITIATIVE, OCCUPY SANDY & GREEN GROUND ZERO

www.pledgemusic.com/projects/songsaftersandy 

Wednesday November 21, 2012 Red Hook, Brooklyn: Today Beautiful Day Media announced "Songs After Sandy: Friends of Red Hook For Sandy Relief" a Charity Compilation to raise funds for communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

TUESDAY NOV 20 Come to Brother Jimmy's on Lexington Ave Tonight for a Fundraiser for Staten Island! Raffled giveaways and $3 PBR's!!!! 6pm - 9pm!! http://instagr.am/p/SQsx86pYde/

Support Sandy Relief Efforts and get something SHINY...

Attend this event, bid on some sparkles -- 100% of the proceeds GO RIGHT INTO HELPING SANDY SURVIVORS!  100%!!!

http://blog.annesportun.com/sparkle-for-sandy-relief-auction 

FRIDAY NOV 16 This Friday a team of resourceful and passionate Teachers determined to ensure that their middle schoolers have a memorable holiday post SANDY and in recovery, will have The Urban Divers and friends share its Giving Thanks program with an entire school body...and guess what? you can have some too, as the program will extend on Saturday for the community. Thanks to our partners at CHE N&EE , parents, teachers and students will be part of their cast too. WHAT IS GIVING THANKS?....see a variation here- GIVING THANKS AT PS 15...and GIVING THANKS ON THE HARLEM RIVER, Bronx- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEpHopp4rO4 

MONDAY NOV 12 - Angela Jimenez Showing #Sandy video work with Natalia Zukerman at Brooklyn Relief event Mon. Nov 12th 8 pm Union Hall 100% benefiting Red Hook Initiative and the NY Communities Hurricane Relief Fund. http://www.unionhallny.com/calendar.php

Bluegrass Second Line Benefit in Red Hook Sunny's Bluegrass Jam takes to the streets of Red Hook second line style to benefit local businesses and http://www.restoreredhook.org/.

Bring your instrument, your friends, your energy, and if you can - your pocketbook to support these fine establishments along the way!

Schedule:

2pm - Bait & Tackle (320 Van Brunt)

3pm - Ft. Defiance ( 365 Van Brunt)

4pm - Sunny's (253 Conover)

Then back to Ice House and some of the other spots in the hood.

**This is a loose idea of where we'll be and when –please just come on down and make some beautiful noise with us!

Fourth Arts Block - LOAD OUT! FALL 2012 - FABnyc

SATURDAY NOV 17 11am-3pm, FABnyc is holding Load OUT! a re-use & repurposing riot in the East Village. Started as an event for artists, we have opened it up to anyone impacted by Sandy.

GET: free furniture, household items, props, clothing or costumes for rebuilding and artistic endeavors.

GIVE: Electronics or textiles for recycling by LES Ecology Center & GrowNYC. Coats for NY Cares Coat Drive. LEARN: Bartering 101 with OurGoods. Spread the word and join us if you can! https://fabnyc.org/loadout.php

Highlands Bar from a volunteer: via occupy sandy relief nyc

Silent Auction Benefit for Occupy Sandy

The event will be held at Highlands Bar 150 west 10th Street (corner of Waverly) from 1-4 pm today. All money from bar will also be donated

Branded Saloon ALL WEEK and NOV 16, Friday

Please help us raise funds for friends, families and neighbors affected directly by Hurricane Sandy - Branded Saloon will be serving hot food and also collecting donations to give directly to the relief efforts. Go to our website and click the "donate" button - more details to come! http://www.brandedsaloon.com/

November 16th Branded is hosting a benefit with:

4pm *ReW & WhO?* 'riZing starz & living legendz'

9PM WINE TEETH

11pm - Ghostwriter, Francis Brady, punk/folk from Oregon. with

DOLLY TROLLY GHOSTWRITER

1 AM Political Animals plus special guest Baxter P. WordsWorth

VIKING LOVE NYC Please join us this Sunday November 11th 1-8pm

Pour House of Bay Ridge Viking Love NYC Fundraiser- Benefiting Victims of Hurricane Sandy

The Pour House of Bay Ridge, Viking Love NYC, and The PATH Family Center are joining forces to raise money to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

We will use money raised to buy food, clothing, toiletries, supplies, and tools desperately needed by our brothers and sisters suffering.

Raffles / 50- 50 / Date Auction / Complimentary Food / DJ / Live Music by The Narrow backs

$20 Requested Donation at the Door gets

an Official Viking Love NYC Bracelet and Drink Ticket.

Please save the date on your calendar.

Please help us spread the word.

Spread Love it’s the Viking Way!

Save the date: QMA Rockaway Benefit, November 18 - Queens Museum of Art for our friends at the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. 100% of donations go to help rebuild the peninsula. Please feel free to make your donations today using our online form: http://www.queensmuseum.org/10668/qma-rockaway-fundraiser

Barbes hosts concert to Benefit Relief Effort in New York and New Jersey.

Featuring: Les Chauds Lapins, Las Rubias Del Norte, Mamie Minch, Ethan Lipton, Michael Hearst.

A lot has happened in the past 24 hours. Romney lost, a nor'easter is upon us, but as a result of Hurricane Sandy, thousands of people are still without food, electricity, and warm clothes. The relief efforts have been amazing, especially from grassroots organizations such as Occupy Sandy and Restore Red Hook.

Occupy Sandy has been able to dispatch volunteers, meals and donations all over the city, doing an inc

redible job.

Restore Red Hook is focusing on small businesses in Red Hook (restaurants, bodegas, small stores) most of whom are closed and weeks away from re-opening. None of those businesse had flood insurance and most will not benefit from FEMA which focuses on individuals. Direct contribution is a matter of survival for most.

Please come out and contribute. And if you can't come out, donate online directly to those organizations.

- http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

- http://restoreredhook.org/

Barbès will also donate 50% of today's revenue.

Barbès Corner of 6th Ave and 9th St (Park Slope)

Brooklyn, NY

$10 minimum donation

All proceeds donated to Occupy Sandy and Restore Red Hook.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

http://www.facebook.com/events/495434050476721/

Barbès Corner of 6th Ave and 9th St (Park Slope)

Brooklyn, NY

www.barbesbrooklyn.com

$10 minimum donation

All proceeds donated to Occupy Sandy and Restore Red Hook.

Defiance: A Literary Benefit to Rebuild Red Hook

Join Kurt Andersen, Steve Earle, Chuck Klosterman, Philip Gourevitch, Robert Sullivan, Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate, Rivka Galchen, Stew, Joseph O'Neill, Ben Katchor, Meghan O'Rourke, Deborah Baker, Torrey Maldonado and more for a night of literary readings to celebrate the history and future of Red Hook.

We are raising money to aid hard-hit individuals, families, and small businesses in Red Hook, Brooklyn following Hurricane Sandy. All proceeds will go to Restore Redhook (Restoreredhook.org) and the Red Hook Initiative (rhicenter.org).

Music by DJ Aron Norman.

You can purchase tickets here:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/183737

Help Dumbo Rebuild:

http://rebuild-dumbo.eventbrite.com/?utm_source=DUMBO+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=3fef756896-Sandy_Benefit_11_2_2012&utm_medium=email

Power to the People - Food and Water Drive tonight!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/290695634380812/

WE WANT TO THANK ALL THE INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO HURRICANE SANDY WHILE WE CONTINUE THE EFFORTS! So come out TONIGHT to hang out with your friends, fellow organizers, and neighbors and celebrate that power has been restored in Manhattan while we continue to organize to help our fellow New Yorkers still without power including Far Rockaway and Staten Island. BRING BOTTLED WATER, CANNED FOOD AND CLOTHES OR BLANKETS. The Transit Forward Coalition and Manhattan Young Democrats will deliver these resources to those in need! Hosted by Yetta Kurland and Stacy Lentz. At the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street and 7th Avenue

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) 

Damaged photos - don’t throw away!

‎"Please do not throw out damaged photographs during cleanup. Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is a volunteer network of professional photojournalists and amateur digital photographers, graphic designers, image restoration artists and others. Their mission is to repair photographs damaged by unforeseen circumstances such as house fires and natural disasters at no cost to the people who own them.

OPR is gearing up to help out those affected by Sandy, and right now they are spreading the word on how people can save their photos from further damage. Often times people have thrown photos away that would have been easy to restore. Here is some info on how to salvage flood damaged photos: http://www.operationphotorescue.org/2012/11/saving - " via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

More Photo Restoration - We have partnered with Care for Sandy. They will be coming to help save your flood damaged photos tomorrow! Here are some important details and preparation instructions for the event. http://rockawayhelp.com/save-your-flood-damaged-photos/ 

MISSING PETS & HELP FOSTER

A lot of pictures of FOUND DOGS, CATS, BIRDS, ANIMALS:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gucy0b37zzs8fib/YloCBwOop6#/ 

CATS FOUND - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4898229862947&set=o.403922739676650&type=1&theater These are some of the last unclaimed animals at the Barnegat shelter- please look here for your animal of you are missing one from Ocean County

Click to open the flyer fully

MISSING DOG: MOLLY - Last seen around 118 Street and Beach Channel Drive 11/6/12

4 year old Boston Terrier - any sightings please contact George - 917.584. 8125 or 212.420.4732

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=210135499120923&set=a.203859279748545.52231.202016533266153&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf 

Missing Cat Picture:  Name = Bear around Beach 129th in Belle Harbor - OCT 29 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=409840629084861&set=a.404178809651043.95112.403922739676650&type=1&theater

FOUND DOG - LOST - Around 10:30 AM I was driving down Willoughby Avenue and I came across a dog with no tags, just a purple collar with a flower on it.

I'm taking a guess that the breed is a mix, maybe terrier, jack russel, beagle, etc. and I know she is female. She appears to be very well trained as she sat and laid down when told.

She is a light brown color with white on her belly. She is a very skinny but large dog:

http://i.imgur.com/x4MB7.jpg 

http://i.imgur.com/zpouy.jpg 

http://i.imgur.com/oTZOX.jpg 

http://i.imgur.com/oxT0i.jpg 

I already tried knocking on neighbors doors asking if anybody knew this dog, and nobody did. I called up the town of hempstead animal shelter and brought her over.

For anymore information, please contact me by email, thank you.

Sandy Dog Nannies of Vermont https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=105737639591166&id=101038853394378 

www. SandyFosters.com This is a group for people volunteering to foster or work at shelters AND for people needing fosters AND rescues needing assistance. This group is affiliated with Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets. The page needed somewhere to match resources needed with those offered. https://www.facebook.com/groups/463839006993018/

ALL WEEK Volunteer: Sean Casey Animal Shelter (Scratches and walk): 153 East 3rd Street Brooklyn (two blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station on the F/G train; front of Coney Island bound train).

Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets

UPDATED: IMPORTANT Information for Pet Owners and Those Wanting to Help

NEW INFORMATION JUST IN: NJ (from NJSPCA) : In an effort to expedite reunions of animals rescued at the jersey with their humans there is now an active link on our web

site njspca.org also our 24 hour animal cruelty hotline can also take your information 1-800-582-5979. http://www.njspca.org/

Hotline Numbers for Pet Rescue/Lost Pet

New York: 347-573-1561

New Jersey hotline: 855-407-4787

Connecticut: dial 2-1-1

Also, these hotlines should be able to direct owners on how to start looking for their pets. Remember, to post any Lost/Found pet here, also.

For BIRDS, please see below:

Birds: The AFA Disaster Relief Team is ready to assist anyone in need due to Hurricane Sandy’s damage. Contact your regional director immediately so that AFA can assist with your bird-related needs.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

Eddie Maher

edwardpmaher@gmail.com

tele 804-385-4435

Northeast Regional Director

Concetta Ferragamo

CFerragamo@stny.rr.com

tele 603-540-6151

Southeastern Regional Director

Brent Gattis

Vp2@afabirds.org

tele 202 518-6315

Or Contact the AFA Business Office at 512-585-9800

Please check our NOTES section for updates. There is helpful information there regarding other places to search for lost/found pets (including in NYACC) and also how you can help (foster a pet, help a local pet shelter in need, etc.).

For those of you using a phone or tablet that cannot see our Notes Link, please follow this link (and let us know if you have any problems): https://www.facebook.com/SandysPets/notes

Animal Shelters https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=407178912684366&set=a.404178809651043.95112.403922739676650&type=1&theater

Ferret found in Cambria Park. Email OccupySandy@InterOccupy.net to claim

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=384514294962111&set=a.380505532029654.91112.380489552031252&type=1&theater

Telephone hotlines have been set up for evacuees to request rescue of pets:

New York City hotline: 347-573-1561

New Jersey hotline: 1-855-407-HSUS

Help (all affected areas): Petfinder.com has a list of local shelters that have reported needing help with volunteers or supplies. via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Brooklyn Several clients whose homes were seriously damaged by the storm will be displaced while their homes undergo repairs. These clients have requested fostering for their cats during this time. If you, or anyone you know, can offer temporary foster assistance, please call us so that we may put you in touch with each other: 718-852-4219.

Helping Those Impacted From our own stock, and from previous donations of pet items such as food and carriers, we have been able to donate some initial supplies to our clients and communities in need. If you would like to help out with additional donations, the following are requested items still needed:

• Dog and cat food

• Pet carriers, especially the soft-sided kind

• Crates for temporary housing

• Litter trays and cat litter

• Bowls for food and water

• Toys for dogs and cats.

If you are in need of assistance or pet supplies, please let us know. Hope Vet will do our best to help you directly, or to locate resources that can be of assistance to you.~ Hope Vet also here is another article with lots of information to help with pets..and donations. http://www.examiner.com/article/after-hurricane-sandy-thousands-of-pets-homeless-need-help?CID=examiner_alerts_article

PETITIONS

Suspend Staten Island Tolls for Volunteers and First Responders - sign this petition!!

http://www.change.org/petitions/mta-bridges-and-tunnels-nyc-suspend-tolls-on-the-verrazano-bridge-for-first-responders-and-volunteers

Rockaway needs Electricity

https://www.facebook.com/events/356262224469989/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

FEMA no insurance for FEMA employees: My friend is a first responder for the federal government, on call to go anywhere in the country when there's a disaster. Over the years I've seen her drop everything at a moment's notice to help Americans survive extreme catastrophes.

I was stunned when she told me that she had no health benefits because the government considers people with her job -- like responders to Hurricane Sandy -- to be part-time, even though she will have served 305 days of disaster recovery work by the end of the year.

This isn't right. I started a petition on Change.org asking the federal government to give health care to all government disaster workers immediately. Click here to sign. http://www.change.org/petitions/fema-s-first-responders-to-hurricane-sandy-deserve-federal-health-care-benefits?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=13069&alert_id=YDHnLvteJx_nJZZeJIVAn

FROM THE MAYORS OFFICE:

Info from the MAYOR: Here is the latest information for you to share with your constituents:

Director of Housing Recovery Operations:

• We face an enormous challenge – providing longer-term housing for the New Yorkers displaced from their homes by the storm.

•        Many buildings that were flooded are going to be out of commission for a long time because of damage to boilers and electrical systems.

•        This includes public housing, as well as private apartments and houses.

• We are committed to ensuring that every New Yorker who needs a warm place to live and a roof over his or her head is going to have one.

• Today we announced the appointment of Brad Gair as the City’s new Director of Housing Recovery Operations.

• His mission will be to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to house New Yorkers displaced by Sandy.

• He is a resident of Brooklyn who has 20 years of experience in such efforts at every level of government, with a particular expertise in post-disaster housing recovery.

• As a senior official at FEMA from 1999-2006 he managed long-term recovery efforts in Louisiana, Florida, and North Carolina.

• He was the highest ranking federal official directly involved in helping New York get back in its feet after 9/11.

• From 2006-2009 he was Deputy Commissioner for Operations at our Office of Emergency Management.

Community Restoration Directors:

• We have appointed seasoned, high-level managers from our administration to identify urgent needs in affected communities and deploy resources needed to meet them.

• These directors will each cover part of the city. They are:

o Staten Island: Haeda Mihaltses, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Mayor’s Office

o Queens: Diahann Billings-Burford, Chief Service Officer

o Brooklyn: Nazli Parvizi, Commissioner, Community Affairs Unit

o Manhattan & Bronx: Matt Mahoney, Associate Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection

Mobile Medical Vans:

•        Today mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers began providing medical care and distributing commonly prescribed drugs at several of the City’s Restoration Centers, as well as two additional high-need locations, in the Rockaways and Coney Island.

•        There is a particular need for pharmaceuticals in the Rockaways because of a limited number of pharmacies still open and able to fulfill prescriptions.

•        Starting tomorrow, the medical vans will also be in Staten Island.

•        Volunteers working through the City’s volunteer operation, NYC Service, have been knocking on doors to check on and address the medical needs of those who remain in their homes, often without heat and power.

•        The New York City Human Resources Administration, along with FEMA Search and Rescue, have targeted our most high risk households and will continue this effort until power is restored.

• The list of sites can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.html.

Schools:

• Public schools opened for the first time today since October 26th.

• 94% of the city’s schools were open

• 86% of students attended school, which is about the same as the Monday before Election Day in 2011.

• For those students staying in emergency shelters, we gave them Metrocards to help them get to school.

• School is closed tomorrow for Election Day, and classes will resume on Wednesday.

• For those schools that still have emergency shelters located in them, by Wednesday those shelters will either be moved elsewhere, or they’ll stay where they are in a manner that will not interfere with school operations.

•        93% of school buses operated on Monday morning.

• We are working hard to re-open as many schools that are currently closed as possible. However some schools will remain closed for some time. Parents of students in those affected schools should watch for communication from their schools or:

o Visit nyc.gov/schools

o Call 311

o Text the words “nyc schools” or “escuela” to 877-877

Election Day:

• Tomorrow is Election Day and there is a plan in place to ensure that all New Yorkers will be able to vote.

• Due to storm damage 61 pollsites cannot be used on tomorrow. We have found alternate locations for all of them. Those 61 impacted sites include 3 in Manhattan, 3 in the Bronx, 2 on Staten Island, 28 in Queens, and 25 in Brooklyn.

• The Board of Elections tells us that about 143,000 voters in all five boroughs will be assigned to poll sites different from their usual sites. Our NYC Service volunteers are letting many New Yorkers know about their temporary polling places.

• The list of poll sites will be available on the Board of Elections website: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/

• The MTA will provide free shuttle buses in Staten Island, Coney Island, and the Rockaways to transport voters to their alternate poll sites: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/shuttle/shuttle.shtml

• New Yorkers seeking information about where to vote on Election Day will also be able to locate their poll site by texting “NYCVOTES” to 877-877. Spanish speakers can text "DONDE" to 877-877 to receive prompts in Spanish.

Restoration Centers:

• 6 of these centers are open, including a new one that opened in the Bronx today.

• These centers provide information about applying for emergency social and economic benefits.

• The list of sites and hours of operation can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.html

• These facilities are operated by the City’s Human Resources Administration in cooperation with FEMA.

Food, Water & Blanket Distribution Sites:

• Today we had 12 distribution sites set up in the hardest-hit areas of the city.

o Food, water, blankets, baby formula, diapers, batteries and other supplies are available at all sites.

o These sites are staffed by over 1,000 NYC Service volunteers, as well as the Salvation Army, and the National Guard.

• The following items were distributed today:

o Over 250,000 meals

o Over 61,000 bottles of water

o 21,000 blankets

o 8,000 ponchos

o 20 cases oranges

o 20 cases bananas

o 20 cases apples

o 180 cases fruit cups

o 100 shovels

o 20 cases gloves

o 500 cases garbage bags

o 25 cases Lysol cleaner

o 50 cases disinfectant wipes

o 1,000 units toothpaste

o 1,000 winter gloves

o 100 cases baby wipes

o 250 blankets

o 50 cases baby formula

o 50 cases hand Warner's

o 135 flashlights

o 112 D battery packs

o 1,000 winter socks

o 188 cases of dove bar soap

o 10 cases of paper towels

• The details of these sites, including the exact locations and hours of operation, can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html

o The sites will be open from 12-4pm on Tuesday.

o We will keep them operational for as long as is needed, and no one who shows up for food and water will be turned away.

• Each person will be able to take three meals and five bottles of water at these sites.

• People should bring their own bags to carry their food and water.

• We are going door-to-door in these areas to reach as many residents as possible who are in need.

• Door to door volunteers are also distributing information about changes in polling locations where applicable (see below).

This Week’s Weather:

• The forecast calls for cold weather for the rest of the week.

• There is a potentially serious storm that could arrive early Wednesday and last into Thursday. The storm could bring wind gusts up to 40 or 50 mph.

• The storm could bring more flooding, though nowhere near the scale of Sandy.

• We are closely monitoring the storm’s track and are preparing for it.

Staying Warm in the Cold Weather:

• Anyone who needs heat should find shelter, whether at one of our city facilities or with a friend or relative.

• We now have opened over 200 warming centers across the city: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/warming_ctr.html

• Today our distribution centers and volunteers have distributed thousands of blankets.

• Our shelters are also open for those who are seeking warmth. The list of shelters is here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html

• We have buses running to take people to shelters tonight if they need a place to stay warm overnight. The bus pickups are listed here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/overnight_shelter.html

• NYPD cars are patrolling areas without power and issuing notices over loudspeakers letting people know how they can get to one of these centers.

• Those who are using generators in their homes to run their heat should be very careful to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Tips for smart generator use are below.

Power:

• As of this afternoon there are 115,000 customers without power, down from 145,000 yesterday and a peak of 750,000 during the storm.

• The City has provided emergency generators to hospitals, nursing homes, public housing developments, and other facilities throughout the city, and will continue to do so as we receive more.

• NYPD has moved a number of mobile light towers to the Rockaways.

• Anyone without power who is using candles for light should be extremely careful – do not leave them burning through the night and do not leave them unattended. We have responded to six fires started by candles this week.

•        In parts of Lower Manhattan, three fires occurred in homes where stoves had been left on. People should make sure to turn off all appliances prior to return of electrical power.

NYCHA:

•        The City has assessed all NYCHA housing in Zone A and have found no major long term structural issues.

•        48 developments with 264 buildings housing 54,000 people have had power restored. 11 developments with 92 buildings housing 16,000 people have no electricity; this is down from 17 developments and 106 buildings yesterday.

•        202 buildings housing 40,000 people who were affected by Sandy now have heat and hot water restored. However 28 developments with 166 buildings housing 33,000 people still need heat.

•        By the end of today, NYCHA expects to complete pumping out water from all affected developments.

•        Over the next two days our goal is to restore electricity to nearly all developments where it’s feasible, and to restore heat and hot water to about two-thirds of all developments that currently are without them.

•        Staff installed generators to provide limited electrical power to the roof tank buildings at Baruch, LaGuardia, Rutgers and Fulton Houses necessary to restore water service.

•        Navy and Marine “de-watering” teams joined the City’s efforts and assisted in pumping water out of NYCHA developments at Beach 41st Street, Hammel Houses, and Ocean Bay Apartments.

•        To help deal with the power outages, at the City’s request, the Long Island Power Authority has provided 10 emergency generators to bring power back to Hammel Houses in the Rockaways.

Trees and Debris:

•        18,183 tree service requests have been made (alerting us of downed trees or branches).

•        Of these requests, 12,015 were for downed trees.

•        4,575 of these emergency tree conditions have been addressed (up from 3,961 yesterday).

Gasoline:

•        The supply of gasoline into our city is increasing, however supplies in our city remain below-normal.

• Barges carrying 21 million gallons of gasoline unloaded at the region’s terminals this weekend.

• Distribution to retail stations will take some time, and until that bottleneck clears, lines at the gas pump will remain long.

• Police officers are posted at every open retail station in the city to keep order and to encourage gas station owners to remain open.

• We ask motorists to stay patient and to please use mass transit as much as possible.

•        With significant numbers of people purchasing gasoline in portable containers - transporting and using them to power generators - great caution and common sense should be followed:

o        Gas containers should NEVER be brought inside: store and use outdoors.

o        Gas is highly flammable, and gas fumes can ignite.

o        NEVER refuel a running generator. It should be shut down and allowed to cool before refueling. (The hot surface can ignite the gas fumes.)

o        Use only approved containers – only 2 and 2 1/2 gallons are approved for transport without a permit.

o        Use caution when transporting gas containers. (If transporting in a vehicle, place sealed container on floor in back seat and keep windows open to vent any fumes.)

o        Do not smoke anywhere near gasoline!

Water:

• New York City tap water is safe.

• However water in Breezy Point is not potable and should not be consumed in any way due to damage to the pipes.

o Bottled water is being provided to Breezy Point residents. That is what should be consumed there.

o For more information visit: nyc.gov/health

Volunteering, Donating, and Giving Blood:

• Cash donations to support these and other efforts can be made through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Learn more here: nyc.gov/fund

o Generally, cash donations are preferable to in-kind donations because the logistics of collecting and distributing those supplies are complex.

o The Mayor’s Fund has already received over $15.4 million in donations from over 3,500 people.

• Those who want to volunteer can visit NYC Service at: nyc.gov/service

• Giving blood is incredibly helpful right now. For more information visit: nybloodcenter.org

Roadways:

• Alternate side parking will not be in effect tomorrow (Tuesday).

• With most mass transit resuming, we expect that the severe congestion of this past week will start to lessen.

• The 3-person HOV restriction on crossings into Manhattan expired Friday.

• The Holland Tunnel is open to buses.

• Starting tomorrow the Queens-Midtown Tunnel will have one lane open for buses inbound in the morning and outbound in the evening.

• The Hugh Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel is still closed.

• Meters are in effect.

Mass Transit:

• Subways, railroads, and buses are operating on a modified basis.

o Most of the subway system, including service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, has been restored.

o The Staten Island Railway has resumed limited service.

o LIRR and Metro North are running with modifications, with large parts of the systems already restored.

o Bus service is largely restored

o Suspension of fares for MTA services is no longer in effect. Customers should expect to pay full typical fare.

o All details on MTA service status can be found at: mta.info

• Monday, starting at 6 AM, NYCEDC, Seastreak, and DOT are partnering to provide temporary ferry service during the morning and evening rush hours tomorrow, from the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, to Wall Street/Pier 11 and East 35th Street. Learn more.

• Staten Island Ferry service is running on its regular schedule.

• The East River Ferry is running.

• PATH service is still suspended as they continue to remove water from facilities and fix damage.

• NJ Transit services have been restored on a limited basis. Details are here: njtransit.com.\

Taxis, Liveries, and Black Cars:

• Two special rules for these vehicles expire at midnight tonight:

o Black cars and liveries will no longer be able to pick up street hails.

o Multiple fares in those vehicles and taxis will no longer be allowed.

Public Safety:

•        The storm-related death count remains at 40:

o        Staten Island: 22

o        Queens: 9

o        Brooklyn: 7

o        Manhattan: 2

•        Thousands of police officers continue to be deployed to storm-impacted areas on extended tours of duty to provide security and recovery assistance.

•        With seven full days to compare, including this past weekend, overall crime is down 27% for the week.

•        Since last Monday, the NYPD has made 123 storm-related arrests; with 54 for burglary and 41 others stemming from disputes in gas lines.

•        Police are using the public address systems on department vehicles to inform residents in neighborhoods still without electricity that there are heating shelters available and how to get to them.

•        With thousands of police officers still assigned on extended tours to parts of the City without power, NYPD coverage of the city’s 1,199 polling places will be supplemented by Police Academy probationary police officers tomorrow, beginning in advance of the polls opening at 6 a.m.

•        Police officers will still secure and transport ballots and Board of Election tallies after the polls close at 9 p.m. from polling places to precinct station houses, and on to Board of Election headquarters.

•        In parts of Lower Manhattan, three fires occurred in homes where stoves had been left on. People should make sure to turn off all appliances prior to return of electrical power.

•        FDNY special units are staffing at all designated Disaster Assistance Recovery Centers, providing assistance as needed - including in Rockaways where we will assist LIPA and NYCHA during power restorations involving high capacity generators for some housing complexes.

Health of the General population:

•        The City is tracking trends in health problems through electronic data from hospital emergency departments.

•        While health problems generally peaked immediately after the storm and are now improving, the largest storm-related problem is people seeking medication because of an interruption in supply.

•        There were three reported emergency room visit due to hypothermia overnight, which were not life-threatening.

Cell Service:

• Service continues to improve in the city, though interruptions remain in some areas.

• AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all deployed temporary cell towers throughout the city in areas that are still without power.

Building Inspections:

• The Department of Buildings is inspecting 55,000 building in Zone A to ensure safety for New Yorkers.

• Buildings will be tagged with one of three color placards to indicate their safety:

o Green: the building is structurally safe

o Red: the building is not safe and may not be entered

o Yellow: it can be occupied conditionally (i.e. one floor may be safe while another is not.) These conditions would be explained on the placard.

• Building owners can also self-certify with the Department of Buildings.

57th Street Crane:

• The crane has been rotated and tethered to the building.

•        All streets in the area – except for two lanes on the north side of West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues – are open.

• All buildings can be reoccupied, but some may have utilities that need to be restored.

Support to Businesses:

• We have put together a package of support for NYC businesses impacted by the storm:

• Emergency loans of up to $25,000 for small and mid-sized businesses that have been interrupted as a result of the storm.

• For larger businesses that were damaged, temporary City and State sales tax deferment on materials needed for rebuilding.

• For businesses displaced from their locations, we’re offering temporary office space free of charge at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) for the next 30 days. The City has identified more than 100,000 square feet that will be made available, including 40,000 square feet of city space at BAT and approximately 50,000 square feet of space that private sector landlords have agreed to make available.

Federal Disaster Assistance:

• Anyone affected by Sandy – homeowners, renters, and businesses – can apply for federal disaster assistance.

• They can register at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the Federal Emergency Management agency at 1-800-621-3362.

Healthcare Facilities:

•        Bellevue, New York Downtown, Manhattan VA, NYU Langone and Coney Island Hospitals have all been evacuated.

•        Power to Beth Israel Hospital was restored.

• New York Downtown has steam power restored.

Shelters:

• The number of shelters has been consolidated to 15, since many of the shelters had just a few people staying in them.

• There are currently more than 4,400 evacuees in our shelters, supported by 965 staff.

• Our shelter system will remain open until evacuees can return to their homes or find short-term housing.

• A full list of shelters can be found here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html

Parks & Beaches:

• 75 percent of parks have now been re-opened to the public.

• 15 recreation centers, 16 nature centers, 12 concessions and 1 cultural institution (the Cloisters Museum) will remain closed to the public until further notice.

• Because of sewer system discharges during the hurricane, no one should go in the Hudson or East Rivers, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay or Kill Van Kull, or on them in a canoe or kayak or for wind-surfing, until further notice.

• Details on park closures can be found at: nyc.gov/parks

Construction:

• We have lifted the ban on exterior construction work that we imposed before the storm.

Sanitation:

•        Sanitation will be collecting refuse Tuesday, even though it is a legal holiday.

•        Sanitation will not be collecting curbside recycling until further notice.

Reporting and Handling Conditions:

• 911 should only be used in case of emergencies.

• To report other conditions such as fallen trees and sewer backups, please use 311 Online, text 311 at 311-692, or call 311.

o Fallen trees are incredibly dangerous. Anyone who sees one should report it immediately. No one should try to cut down or move damaged trees themselves.

• Power outages and live wires should be directly reported to Con Ed (1-800-75-CON-ED) or LIPA (1-800-490-0075).

o Live wires are also extremely dangerous. No one should touch them or be near them.

Advice to Share with Your Constituents:

• Any food – including packaged food – that was touched by flood water should be thrown away. The flood water may contain sewage or other contamination.

• Other items that have been touched by flood water should be cleaned and disinfected. This should be done as soon as possible to prevent mold growth.

• Tap water is safe to drink.

• Do not use generators or grills indoors. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat when these devices are used indoors. They should only be used outside and kept away from windows and vents.

• Everyone should have and use battery-operated carbon monoxide alarms. They should test the batteries if possible.

• If someone experiences sleepiness, dizziness, headaches, confusion, weakness or the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, they should immediately seek fresh air and call the poison control center at 212–POISONS (212-764-7667.) They can also call 911, since poisoning is life threatening.

• Important guides on carbon monoxide poisoning and food safety can be found at nyc.gov/health.

Elected Officials Hotline:

• This line will be open 24 hours/day until further notice

Staying Informed

• For the latest updates, New Yorkers can:

o Visit NYC.gov

o Follow @nycmayorsoffice Twitter

o Sign up for notifications from Notify NYC

Thank you, and we will continue to keep you informed.

-Ryan Whalen

Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson

Assisting the Elderly, Disabled, and Highrise Buildings

COJECO has created some terrific resources for crowdsourcing relief operations to assist elderly, disabled and trapped folks in high rise buildings without power in south Brooklyn. http://bit.ly/CojecoSandyResponse  via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

HOSTPITAL NEEDS

ALL MONTH: If you're looking for open healthcare facilities and/or pharmacies in the Rockaways, check out this list from NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene: http://on.nyc.gov/TeXW18 

THURSDAY NOV 15 ‎**NYC URGENT | Rockaway hospital needs 30 cots so staff (now homeless) can stay & work! Call 847-833-7263 ~bk

Coney Island Hospital was devastated in Hurricane Sandy, and its employees have been working around the clock ever since to care for their patients and reestablish a safe environment. There is a need for 4 space heaters to be donated & delivered to Coney Island Hospital TODAY. They will be used in patient rooms roughly 16'x25'ft. The space heaters can be dropped off at Coney Island Hospital's Tower Lobby, located just off Avenue Z around the corner from Ocean Parkway.

If you have a space heater that you no longer need, or have a friend or colleague who might be able to donate one, please Facebook message me and I will connect you with organizers.

We heard from an administrator at the Park Nursing Home on Beach 115th and the boardwalk on where patients were evacuated to after Sandy.

http://rockawayhelp.com/2012/11/10/park-nursing-home-update-rockaway/

FOOD PANTRIES & SOUP KITCHENS

Food Pantries:

If you are struggling with food after the storm, listed below are the food pantries in Brooklyn that can help.

We’ve also been informed that Sunset Park are offering a food pantry, though this has yet to be confirmed.

Soup Kitchens:

Thanks to these fabulous Brooklyn charities and organisations, the people affected won’t go hungry, and won’t be without a bed at night. via trendytripping.com

HOUSING & STORAGE

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Airbnb today announced the launch of a new platform to help connect victims of Hurricane Sandy with free housing options. Airbnb is now providing a platform to connect those who are eager to offer free housing to those who have been displaced by the storm. The entire process will be free, but Airbnb will still provide customer service, insurance for hosts and other services. New Yorkers can now list their homes and extra space easily and immediately, and people who are looking for a place to stay can access these free spaces via Airbnb’s Donated Sandy Housing Directory at https://www.airbnb.com/sandy

UHAUL, UBOX POD - via Rockaway Relief

U-Haul Continues to Offer 30 Days Free Self-Storage and U-Box Pod Moving and Self-Storage to Assist Hurricane Sandy Victims

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/u-haul-continues-to-offer-30-days-free-self-storage-and-u-box-pod-moving-and-self-storage-to-assist-hurricane-sandy-victims-176480911.html

Managing your claim
Some tips on managing your homeowner's claim

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/your-money/home-insurance/after-the-storm-managing-your-homeowners-claim.html?emc=eta1 via Rockaway Emergency Plan

LEGAL HELP

ALL MONTH - ROCKAWAY SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL RELIEF CLINIC

as part of a citywide legal relief effort, volunteer attorneys from some of nyc's largest law firms, coordinating through the justice center of the city bar, will provide pro bono legal counsel to small businesses and non-profits in the rockaways on an ongoing basis.

when: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am-4pm (November 27, 2012 - December 21, 2012)

where: The Back Room of the Irish Circle Tavern, 101-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

what: legal guidance on insurance, employment, commercial lease, SBA loans, general corporate and contract issues, non-profit expertise, as well as financial advice for your small business.

No appointments necessary. Please share this with anyone you know who owns a business and needs post-storm legal help.

Do you need legal help due to Hurricane Sandy? Brooklyn Law School and the Brooklyn Bar Association have teamed up to host a Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The Clinic will be staffed by disaster relief-trained law students and volunteer attorneys who will offer storm-related legal and application assistance in regards to insurance claims; FEMA applications and appeals; public assistance; and housing.

The hours of operation will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Tuesday November 20 and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday.

Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, contact the Legal Clinic at 718-802-3890 or email sandyrelief@brooklynbp.nyc.gov .

THURSDAY NOV 15 - Free legal clinic @ BK Borough Hall today 9am-noon w/ @BLSAdmissions & BK Bar Assn. to help w/ storm-related red tape

~bk http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/sandy-raavaged-brooklynites-free-legal-article-1.1202188

NYLAG provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney. Comprehensive legal assistance for individuals impacted by Sandy. If you are in Law and want to volunteer. Contact nylag1@gmail.com

For Help - Contact NYLAG - http://nylag.org/units/mobile-legal-help-center/

NYLAG MOBILE UNIT IN FAR ROCKAWAY

From Bruce S. Kabat - 303-435-0328 -

CellSubject: Adjusters International Responds to Hurricane Sandy

On October 29th, Hurricane Sandy made landfall and swept through the Northeast leaving billions of dollars of destruction in its path. Homeowners, business owners and entire communities are now faced with a daunting recovery process.

I am forwarding this email to let you know that Adjusters International is ready to help with teams of public adjusters and disaster recovery specialists from our offices throughout the country. There are representatives in place currently to assist you in making informed and timely decisions in the critical early stages of your claims process.

Since 1984, Adjusters International has been serving as advocates for policyholders. We do not represent the insurance companies. Always working on behalf of the property owner, our role is to prepare, present and negotiate their claim. Our coordinated team includes CPAs, attorneys, engineers, estimators, inventory specialists and machinery experts.

At no financial obligation, we encourage you to contact one of our licensed adjusters to discuss your claim. Please contact Bruce Kabat at 303-526-0780 or via email, bruce@ai-colorado.com.

For more information about Adjusters International please visit;www.adjustersinternational.com. Below my auto-signature, you may also view a partial list of current and former clients that we have assisted in our twenty-five plus years of service.

In closing, with so many people in need as a result of this storm, it is our hope that you will share this email with others in your community who may need recovery support as they prepare their claims.

Bruce S. Kabat

303-435-0328 - Cell

FORMS TO REQUEST HELP

Hurricane Sandy Help Request: via Polly Lynn

Superstorm Sandy Immediate Relief Application (NOT RELATED TO FEMA/GOVERNMENT AGENCIES) Please fill out this application if you have been severely affected by Superstorm Sandy. You can also fill out this application on behalf of someone else who you know has been affected and become their contact person. This way, people who wish to remain anonymous can. We will screen each application, determine the needs and urgency, and get in touch to schedule an immediate delivery. Please keep in mind, we are not being funded by any organization or government entity. Everyone involved is a volunteer as well as majority of the donations. If you are not in an immediate need, please consider those that are.  Please try to list your needs like cleaning supplies, clothing, food, furniture, and services needed (We cannot offer financial help at this point). For clothing, food, and supplies, we will try to help you immediately. For services, we will try to find volunteers or try to refer you to someone available.

ONLY THE CONTACT PERSON'S NAME, PHONE NUMBER, DESCRIPTION, AND NEEDS ARE REQUIRED IN THIS FORM. ALL DATA COLLECTED IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL ONLY BE SHARED WITH OUR ADMINS AND VOLUNTEER WHO IS ASSIGNED TO YOUR CASE.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE9XTTNMbUZRMmVpUndEVmMybnpWT1E6MQ

Rockaway Emergency Plan

Volunteers and Residents: Please register your requests at www.rockawayhelp.com.

Team Rubicon - https://www.facebook.com/teamrubicon

Citizens Committee for NYC

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, small volunteer-led groups responded quickly to meet the needs of local residents.

Does your neighborhood or school group need immediate relief funding? Citizens Committee is awarding grants to volunteer-led groups providing relief to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit your application to Saleen at sshah@citizensnyc.org , and we will respond to your request within a week.

Download the application:

http://www.citizensnyc.org/programs/grants/hurricane_relief_grants.html 

From - Help Brooklyn - Sandy Victims 

NEW UPDATE FOR THOSE AFFECTED OR FRIENDS OF THOSE AFFECTED:

We have set up a Google form to collect info on specific people/families who have been affected by the storm and its aftermath. http://tinyurl.com/bzq2mka 

Please fill out this application if you have been severely affected by Superstorm Sandy. You can also fill out this application on behalf of someone else who you know has been affected and become their contact person (friends, neighbors, teachers, or just met this person/family). This way, people who wish to remain anonymous can. We will screen each application, determine the needs and urgency, and get in touch to schedule an immediate delivery. Please keep in mind, we are not being funded by any organization or government entity. Everyone involved is a volunteer as well as majority of the donations. If you are not in an immediate need, please consider those that are. Please try to list your needs like cleaning supplies, clothing, food, furniture, and services needed (We cannot offer financial help at this point). For clothing, food, and supplies, we will try to help you IMMEDIATELY. For services, we will try to find volunteers or try to refer you to someone available.

ONLY THE CONTACT PERSON'S NAME, PHONE NUMBER, DESCRIPTION, AND NEEDS ARE REQUIRED IN THIS FORM, but please try to include as much info as you can. ALL DATA COLLECTED IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL ONLY BE SHARED WITH OUR ADMINS AND VOLUNTEER WHO IS ASSIGNED TO YOUR CASE.

THIS FORM AND PEOPLE INVOLVED ARE NOT RELATED TO FEMA/GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. PLEASE PROCEED TO FILL OUT THOSE APPLICATIONS AS WELL.

DRY ICE

From Marty: Con Ed dry ice locations today beginning at noon. Con Ed representatives will also be on hand to answer questions.

STUDENTS

Gov announces relief for NYers paying student loans (incl. 90-day grace period): "Those who lost homes or are still without power should not be burdened with the added worry of being late on their student loan payments." Learn more below: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/11092012Student-Loan-Relief

COPING / COUNSELING

ALL MONTH GOING FORWARD - CALL TO ACTION - We need your help spreading the word about Give an Hour providing free, confidential mental health counseling to Hurricane Sandy victims and first responders via social media and in your community! We must get the word out to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Many have been displaced and are staying throughout the country with friends or relatives. Visit: www.giveanhour.org  for more info!

No geographic limitations - everyone can help!

Email lcalixto@giveanhour.org  if interested.

Attention! For anyone who has suffered losses from Sandy and is dealing with stress and trauma. This place offers low fee therapy for uninsured New Yorkers. The therapists in the network also work in range of specialties, from trauma to immigrants’ concerns, and LGBT concerns. Anyone who is interested in having someone to talk to can feel free to contact them online or via phone (617-850-5408). http://therapysafetynet.org/ 

Rockaway native Theresa Mohan is running a disaster counseling clinic to help residents apply for FEMA grants and other help. The clinic is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at St. Francis De Sales Church on Rockaway Boulevard in Belle Harbor.

GENERATOR SAFETY

A message from New York City Fire Department (FDNY):

After several fires caused by the improper use of generators and storage of gasoline, we ask that you please share these life-saving safety tips. For generator safety: http://bitly.com/QbdgzS

For gasoline safety: http://bitly.com/SRqpv6

MOLD INFO

Protect yourself from health and injury risks during cleanup following these helpful tips from the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene:

Be Safe! via Yaelle Amir a handy mold clean up flier - and link https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=288118334640413&set=a.117088858410029.17896.117068475078734&type=1&theater

Posted by Wendy. Occupy clean up workers PLEASE REPOST

RE: MOLD.. and VOLUNTEERS..

I'm sure people know this, but just in case: At the Waves4Water meeting tonight they spoke of the dangers of demolition work and how volunteers should start being careful, even as of a week ago because mold will already be growing. MASK N95(%) or better should be used. There is a coordinated effort for contractors to do the sheetrock, insulation etc. demolition work and regular volunteers can then do refuge removal.

questions ~ oscleanout@gmail.com

EPA REPORTS

WEDNESDAY NOV 14 We have statements from the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection on health issues on the peninsula. Hoping for more info in the next couple of days. http://rockawayhelp.com/2012/11/13/air-quality-and-health-issues-after-sandy/ 

ARMORIES

Queens Armory

93-05 160th St

Jamacia, NY 11433

Bronx Armory

10 West 195th St

Bronx, NY 10468

Brooklyn Armory

1579 Bedford Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Staten Island/Elizabeth Armory

321 Manor Road

Staten Island NY 10314

Freeport Armory

63 Babylon Turnpike

Freeport, NY 11520

NEEDS: ARMORIES in ALL 5 BOROUGHS. People are living here and need our help...FOOD,TOILETRIES,BLANKETS,PILLOWS...LETS

GO PEOPLE

Also need overnight volunteers -

HAITI

Another occupy mutual aid project: Please spread some Love to Haiti. Check out Occupy Sandy Haitian Relief here: https://www.facebook.com/occupysandyhaitianrelief?ref=hl  like our page! Donate here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/1554481153  We are spending the money exclusively on Water filters to be deployed to the hardest hit areas of Haiti through Waves for Water: http://www.wavesforwater.org/

FREELANCERS

Freelancers are eligible for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program. Eligible freelancers may be compensated up to $405/week through New York State’s Department of Labor. https://be.freelancersunion.org/blog/2012/11/13/hurricane-sandy-disaster-assistance-freelancers/ 

FREE

FREE - PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL For those in need of furniture, check out this page of generous people willing to donate theirs:

http://facebook.com/HurricaneSandyFurnitureDonationsCommunity 

FREE DISHWASHER:

Any Sandy survivor in need of a dishwasher? Inbox us! To be picked up in Bk!~KI  Giving Back to those Affected by Sandy.

FREE BIKES: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/news/article/giant.aids.nyc.hurricane.recovery/16380/ 

Giant USA is donating 100 bikes to people in the New York City areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.“Ride NYC Forward” is a partnership effort between Giant and two New York bicycle advocacy groups—Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle—to improve mobility among residents in the stricken areas. Giant is sending 100 of its Revel 2 mountain bikes, as well as helmets and locks, to help people move about their neighborhoods and commute to work by bicycle.

"We want to help move NYC forward in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy,” said An Le, Giant Global Marketing Director. “Bikes can play a huge role in providing a sustainable mobility solution, and that’s what the Ride NYC Forward initiative is all about. With our partners Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle, we are delivering Giant bikes and gear to the people who need them most."

The Revel 2 bikes, Giant Talos helmets and Giant U-locks have been shipped from three Giant distribution centers to Recycle-A-Bicycle’s warehouse in Long Island City, Queens. The non-profit organization—which uses bicycling to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement and healthy living—has a large instructional facility where experienced volunteers are building the bikes. Recycle-A-Bicycle and Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization, will work together to place the bicycles with affected residents in neighborhoods around the five boroughs most impacted by the storm, specifically Rockaway, Red Hook, the Lower East Side, and coastal Staten Island.

“Ride NYC Forward” stickers will be placed on the top tube of each bike, showing that it’s from the partnership of Giant, Transportation Alternatives, and Recycle-A-Bicycle.

"We're incredibly grateful to Giant USA for their very generous donation of 100 bikes for communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy," said Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives. "Thanks to the hurricane, it's clearer than ever that a robust variety of transportation choices—including bicycles—makes New York City stronger and more resilient. We'll be working hard with Recycle-a-Bicycle to get these bikes where they're needed most."

"Now more than ever, the bicycle is the way to go,” said Pasqualina Azzarello, Executive Director of Recycle-A-Bicycle. “We are grateful to partner with Giant USA and Transportation Alternatives to bring these bikes to people who need them most. Such a generous donation will serve to further relief efforts by providing transportation and delivering food and supplies. With the help of a dedicated team of mechanics and tremendous goodwill, we'll get neighborhoods and businesses growing again."

FOOD TRUCKS

NYC FOOD TRUCKS

http://www.nycfoodtrucks.org/2012/11/tuesday-nov-20th-outreach-relief-trucks 

With that in mind, we continue to serve many people throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island today. We also thank all who have made this possible, including the NYC Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Film Food Festival, our corporate sponsors, and our indiegogo fundraiser contributors from around the world. Hot sandwiches, burgers, soup, coffee, rice bowls, tacos, and even treats are on the menu today for the thousands of people still putting their lives back in order after Super Storm Sandy changed everything. Please help us to spread the word.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 Today, the following food trucks will be in:

BROOKLYN (12pm-4pm)

· Green Pirate Juice: Holy Family Catholic Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Canarsie

· Sweetery NYC: Gerritsen Beach Fire Dept: Seba Ave. between Canton Ct. & Dare Ct.

· Nuchas Empanadas: 1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island

· Mac Truck: 2828 Neptune, Brighton Beach

· Cupcake Crew: Gravesend Houses, West 33rd St and Neptune Avenue, Coney Island

· Country Boys: Coffey Park, 85 Richards Street, Red Hook

· Blend Express: 2648 Gerritsen Avenue, Gerritsen Beach

STATEN ISLAND (12PM-4PM)

· Taco Bite: Miller Field: Corner of Mill Road and New Dorp Lane

QUEENS (12pm-4pm)

· La Bella Torte: American Legion Hall: 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel

· Schnitzle ‘n Things: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways· Bian Dang: Christ Community Church: Rockaway Point Boulevard & 208th St, Breezy Pt.

· Empanada Food Truck: St. Mary’s: 1920 New Haven Avenue, Rockaways

· Fishing Shrimp: St Edmunds Church: Rockaway Point Blvd & Beach 216th St., Rockaways

· Kimchi Taco Truck: Redfern Houses Community Center, Hassock Street & Beach Channel Drive

· Morris Truck: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways

· Rickshaw Dumplings: Beach 41st Houses: 3820 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaways

· Steaks ‘n Crepes: Breezy Point Fire Dept. 2045 Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaways

· Tribeca Taco: Beach 25th and Seagirt, Rockaway

·Wafels & Dinges: St. Francis de Sales: Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 129th St.

· Sweetery NYC: 216th St. & Rockaway Point Blvd, Sponsored by Marketing Werks

Note: Sometimes the trucks have to change locations. Please click their name on this page, follow @NYCFoodTruck on Twitter, or subscribe to this Twitter List for the most up-to-date details on all Outreach Relief trucks.

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If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:

We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring and concern of the NYC community for those in need, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.

Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”

American Red Cross

NYC Service

New York Cares

New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response

Community Emergency Response Teams

THANKSGIVING

THURSDAY NOV 22 via Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

We have finally opened our kitchen 461 99th street, Saint Jones Church in Bay ridge. We cannot accept no more turkeys, but we really need drivers to deliver food at noon , three and six o'clock. Please call 347-4657430 for more details.

THURSDAY NOV 22 EL MESIAS CHURCH

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THANKSGIVING

MANHATTAN - LOWER EAST SIDE

From 10 am on..  Food is still needed (turkey, desserts, beverages) as are volunteers

EL MESIAS CHURCH - 189 Madison St w Rutgers - New York NY 10002 via Giving Back to those Affected by Sandy.

THURSDAY NOV 22 - People with donations for Rockaway Taco Thanksgiving Event. We just received some important information for those making donations. There is NO east village drop off. The drop off is in Brooklyn between 8 and 11 am at 310 South 4th street, cross street: Rodney.

THURSDAY NOV 22 - Battalion Pentacostal at 454 B69

REPOST: We've received word that there is a need for hot food for Thanksgiving today at a Church on B69th. if anyone knows of hot food/volunteers that need a home, send them to Battalion Pentacostal at 454 B69 with contact 718.913.0100. Hope it works out!

THURSDAY NOV 22 REPOST: Join us for dinner at a warming center location on Beach 94th street and the Boulevard from 12 noon-5 pm. The Rockaway community celebrates this season of thanks together with music and a movie. Open at 10am. Come, take the chill off and stop in for a hot cup of coffee. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there. Volunteer opportunities are available. via Rockaway Relief

THURSDAY NOV 22 - Councilman James Sanders Jr. invites you to Thanksgiving Dinnner in the Rockaways

Doors open at 10am

Food Served 11am - 4pm

M.S.53 10-45 Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151331793688615&set=oa.126954377457950&type=1&theater 

More info call 718.741.7014 or 718.527.4356

WEDNESDAY: Wadleigh Secondary School will be hosting a pre Thanksgiving dinner today at 1pm!! They will be at St. Francis de Sales! Spread the word :)

ROCKAWAY TACO Our Friends Need Help! Our buddies at Rockaway Taco are organizing a major Thanksgiving food distribution and dinner event. They need SIDE DISHES (like stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, potatoes) and HOT BOX TRUCKS. If you could help them out email us at rockawayhelp@gmail.com with the subject line TURKEY DAY and we will forward on your info.

FROM OCCUPY SANDY: HOW TO HELP OCCUPY SANDY ON THANKSGIVING DAY

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ 

Drop off food supplies – Please take food supplies to the kitchen at St. Johns (located at 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway), any time between 8am, Wednesday morning until 6pm, Thursday evening. They will be preparing Thanksgiving meals.

Help prepare meals - Experienced people, please come to the kitchen at St. Johns (located at 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway) for one of the following shifts:

Help support Thanksgiving activities at the recovery sites – 

NEED: We need more boxed Turkey dinners for families in need. Message us at rockawayhelp@gmail.com  if you have any! Thanks! via Rockaway Emergency Plan

The well-loved Red Hook restaurant Fort Defiance, which was damaged extensively during Hurricane Sandy, has not yet been able to reopen for business, but owner St. John Frizell and his staff are slow-roasting a 130-pound pig from Pino Prime Meats starting tonight and will start congregating directly outside the restaurant tomorrow afternoon to serve the meat. The smoker is a loaner from Hometown barbecue, which proprietors Christopher Miller and Billy Durney will open next year at 454 Van Brunt Street; in addition to the pig, beans, greens, and cornbread will be served, and the Fort will be pouring Sixpoint beer. A free IKEA shuttle service will make the rounds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to take patrons to the Bell House, where Rosanne Cash is playing a show to benefit Red Hook businesses.

NEED: THANKSGIVING: Please help those affected have a Thanksgiving feast!

A fantastic team working to feed three sites in the ROCKAWAYS has some specific needs for Thanksgiving.

They need a bit more to make it WORK!

APPROXIMATE NEEDS:

1) extra turkeys (preferably cooked / if not cooked they must be defrosted)

2) 300 servings of green beans

4) 300 servings of long beans

5) 700 servings of cranberry relish

6) 700servings of gravy

7) ingredients for turkey cooking: salt, pepper, onions, sprigs of rosemary, butter, soy sauce, mirin, celery

8) Beverages

9) 500 Desserts

IF you can help with any of this tomorrow, email Samantha Casolari casolari.samantha@gmail.com 

~CM

Cooking Up a Resilient Rockaways Thanksgiving

If you'd like details about tomorrow's cooking plans and want to volunteer or invite others, come give us a "maybe" or "going" on the event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/193467027457063/permalink/193467030790396/ Via 596 Acres

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC - From Lisa in our message box:

"Thomson Reuters is sponsoring another 1,000 meals as part of the Hurricane #SandyRelief effort. Providing #hotmeals from the @Frites'N'Meats food truck (turkey burgers and cranberry sauce for #Thanksgiving!) on Wed. Nov 21, outside the St. Francis de Sales church, 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Please spread the word to those in the area who need a hot meal. #WeAreAllInThisTogether #GivingBack #BurgerAidNYC"

WEDNESDAY, NOV 21 - FINAL THANKSGIVING INFORMATION!n It is in all of us

http://itisinallofus.blogspot.com/2012/11/final-thanksgiving-information.html?spref=fb 

If I missed any please add to comments so interested people can see them!!  Thank you!!  

Lower East side Manhattan. We will be feeding hurricane survivors at 1pm Thursday at

El Mesias church

189 Madison Street w Rutgers

New York ny

We still need volunteers to serve and ppl to donate food, turkey, desserts, beverages. The church will open at 10am to prep. Thank you!!!!

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Our Friends Need Help! Our buddies at Rockaway Taco are organizing a major Thanksgiving food distribution and dinner event. They need SIDE DISHES (like stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, potatoes) and HOT BOX TRUCKS. If you could help them out email us at rockawayhelp@gmail.com with the subject line TURKEY DAY and we will forward on your info.

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For those of you who are interested in offering some hands on help this Thanksgiving and Black Friday.... Check this out!! These guys have been doing the most amazing work!! So dedicated so organized... an inspiration!

Please Please share!

http://www.facebook.com/events/350156998414590/   

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This is a great site see the other link for their request list!

 http://www.facebook.com/tablesharing 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dHJZU0dBLUJZN3hXTVh1azRjN2JaS3c6MQ 

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Thanksgiving

 

DONATE YOUR THANKSGIVING! http://www.rockawaythanksgiving.com/ 

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY  NOV 21 NOV 22

MISSION MASHED POTATOES AND FRUIT SALAD FOR RED HOOK (Weds) AND STATEN ISLAND (Thursday) ~bk

Sorry for the late notice-- the details and numbers were constantly moving and NOW WE HAVE A PLAN! (NOTE: We need you to "just do it" -- If you write for clarification it's not likely that we'll be able to get back to you in time.)

Red Hook and Staten Island need our help with Taters and Fresh Fruit!

WEDNESDAY: Red Hook Thanksgiving Dinner serving 300 people from 3- 6pm

NEED:

15 people to deliver fresh fruit salad for about 20 people

15 people to deliver mashed potatoes for about 20 people (10 large potatoes)

SIGN UP: http://tinyurl.com/czwgj48

Details: Deliveries by 1pm: Delivered to 438 12th Street Doorman on a tray or big plastic bowl (something you don't mind donating)

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Thursday: Staten Island Thanksgiving Dinner serving 400 people Noon - 7

NEED:

20 people to deliver fresh fruit salad for about 20 people

20 people to deliver mashed potatoes for about 20 people (10 large potatoes)

A driver to pick up by 9:30am and drive to Staten Island with taters and salad.

SIGN UP: http://tinyurl.com/d56xoef 

Details: Deliveries by 9pm: Delivered to 438 12th Street (Buzzer Ph C) on a tray or big plastic bowl (something you don't mind donating)

NEED: DONATIONS--http://brooklynneighbors.brownpapertickets.com/  we could use a few more bucks in the kitty for some final purchases-- could you spare $10? (We will buy fruit if we don't get enough people donating but I'm not sure that we'll have enough to make it great! Help us do that!) Can we make this happen? YES WE CAN!

VOLUNTEERS--- SO many of you were willing to donate your time to volunteer that we have more volunteers (over 1400) than we have meals to serve at the 4 locations. If you don't hear from us by end of day today assume that your help, while totally appreciate, couldn't be accommodated!

THANKS in advance,

Susan Fox

Park Slope Parents

LOWES 22,000 MEALS: http://media.lowes.com/pr/2012/11/17/lowes-to-provide-more-than-22000-free-thanksgiving-meals-to-employees-and-communities-affected-by-hurricane-sandy/ 

WHAT: As part of our continuing efforts to support communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, Lowe’s will provide more than 22,000 free grab-and-go, heat-and-serve Thanksgiving meals for residents of the communities hardest hit by the storm.

Lowe’s will provide Boston Market family-style meals. Each meal includes fresh roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet corn and rolls. The fully cooked dinners will be distributed at 35 Lowe’s stores in New York and New Jersey on a first-come, first-served basis (stores listed below).

Each store location will have approximately 500 meals to provide the local community. In addition, all Lowe’s employees in these stores will receive a meal as a thank you for their dedication before, during and after the storm. More than $1 million worth of food will be distributed during Wednesday’s events.

Food continues to be a critical need for many people affected by Hurricane Sandy. With each meal serving about six people, Lowe’s will provide enough Thanksgiving dinners to feed more than 136,000 people in the impacted communities.

In addition, Table Talk Pies of Worcester, Mass., donated more than 43,000 pies to be included in meals.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 21 - 11 a.m. until supplies last

WHERE: 35 Lowe’s stores in New York and New Jersey (full list at link above)

WHO: Lowe’s representatives will be available for interviews:

Dennis Knowles, Executive Vice President of Store Operations

Terry Johnson, Senior Vice President of Store Operations

Local store managers

DONATE A BAG - FOOD http://www.grownyc.org/blog/donate-a-bag/

Donate a bag of market produce to help feed hungry New Yorkers.

Donate-A-Bag opportunities are available at many Greenmarkets from now through Thanksgiving. Help feed hungry New Yorkers, those affected by Hurricane Sandy and relief workers by purchasing an extra bag of produce while you shop today and bring it to the Market Information Tent.

So far, Greenmarket customers are donating harvest season items in record numbers in response to the immense need for hunger relief that Sandy created, over 10,000 pounds have found their way to community kitchens, churches, shelters, food pantries and others serving victims of the storm.

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to assist with collections for our Donate-A-Bag program. Volunteers will help promote Donate-A-Bag throughout the market and collect items as they get donated.

Collections will take place at each of these markets (depending on the day of the week that the market is open) Nov 10th-Nov 21st, shifts are 8am-1pm.

If interested, please email Liz Carollo directly at lcarollo@grownyc.org and specify which market you are interested in.

DONATE-A-BAG SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 14th (8am-12:30pm)

Manhattan Greenmarkets

Dag Hammarskjold Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket (location TBA), 8am-12:30pm

Friday, November 16th (8am-12:30pm)

97th Street Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket (Location TBA)

Saturday, November 17th (8am-12:30pm)

Manhattan Greenmarkets

Abingdon Square Greenmarket

57th Street Greenmarket

82nd Street Greenamarket

Inwood Greenmarket

Tribeca Greenamarket

Tucker Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket (location TBA)

Queens Greenmarkets

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket

Sunnyside Greenmarket

Brooklyn Greenmarkets

Bay Ridge Greenmarket

Ft. Greene Greenmarket

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Greenpoint Greenmarket

Sunset Park Greenmarket

Staten Island Greenmarkets

St. George Greenmarket

Staten Island Mall Greenmarket

Sunday, November 18th (8am-12:30pm)

Manhattan Greenmarkets

79th Street Greenmarket

Columbia University Greenmarket

Tompkins Square Greenmarket

Queens Greenmarkets

Forest Hills Greenmarkets

Jackson Heights Greenmarket

Brooklyn Greenmarkets

Carroll Gardens Greenmarket

Cortelyou Greenmarket

Monday, November 19th (8am-12:30pm)

Manhattan Greenmarkets

Union Square Greenmarket (location TBA)

Tuesday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 21st schedule to be posted soon.

Shore Soup = http://shoresoupproject.org/volunteer/ 

We are looking for volunteers to help us cook and distribute hot food every week, Wed — Sunday.

The Food-Prep shifts are 9-5 and the delivery shifts are from 10-5.

We can help you coordinate rides or public transportation options out to Rockaway.

Please use our sign-up form to volunteer. Thank you for your support!

This is Sean Dixon, ERN ’11, attorney at Clean Ocean Action - an environmental non-profit based out of Sandy Hook, New Jersey (actually, Sandy Hook is closed due to storm damage for 3-6 months, so we're in temporary offices for a while...).

Among other programming and advocacy, each year we hold a NJ state-wide Beach Sweeps in the Fall and the Spring, but, in the aftermath of the hurricane, we are in the middle of planning a NY/NJ-wide day of service for Saturday, December 8th.  We are currently reaching out to anyone in the Storm-ravaged parts of our two states to host and register Projects for that day.

We just launched a great new website for the intiative called “For the Shore” www.ForTheShore.org  and are hoping that folks get creative (projects can be anything from a beach clean-up to a food/toy/furniture drive to a community clean up or soup kitchen - anything basically that gets people active).

We’re expecting more projects to be registered after Thanksgiving, but have projects right now posted with a combined need of 200 volunteers!  If you’re connected to volunteer groups, please share this site around so that (1) interested groups can figure out a project (and register it), and (2) volunteers can look up where they can help!

Feel free to email me back at Dixon.SeanT@gmail.com  with any questions.

Best,

Sean

1000 Meals https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDFUVXY0aGJtQWtlVDcyQnVvN3g0a0E6MQ 

FIRST--- we are so THANKFUL that you have offered to volunteer to prepare/serve Thanksgiving dinner for those who have been displaced & impacted by Hurricane Sandy AS WELL AS first responders who have been tirelessly serving others in need over the past few weeks.

SECOND– things are moving fast and furious and we have come a long way in a week.  Here’s a brief update. The great news is that between the generous support of Hersey Foods in PA, Fairway Foods of NYC, NorthEast Transport, and Brooklyn Fish Distribution Center we have 1000 meals to serve and the ability to get them to venues to serve.  We are working on finalizing places to serve these meals across Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens.

WEDNESDAY - DRIVERS NEEDED to drive FAMILES from Rockaway to a desitantion 2 1/2 hours away for a break from NO POWER and NO HEAT - Check it out and share please!

We have the opportunity to send 8-10 families to NJ for the holiday week from Wednesday to Sunday, with Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas parades, HEAT and POWER, seriously a dream come true!

We have selected the families already, most all have young children that have been in the dark now for 22 days. We have one obstacle here, transportation! The destination is

2 1/2 hours from the Rockaways in New Jersey. We would need to be brought home on Sunday as well. If anyone has a connection please let me know. Thank you so much! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=386669534745604&set=a.379111238834767.91860.378642512214973&type=1&theater via Giving Back to those Affected by Sandy.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY - NOV 21 & NOV 22 - FROM BLOOMBERG:

Mayor Bloomberg announced today that the Mayor’s Office is coordinating the distribution of more than 26,500 Thanksgiving meals at 30 sites for residents most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Special turkey dinners will be available at the City’s prepared food distribution sites from 11 AM – 3 PM on Thursday afternoon and, in partnership with local elected officials, community organizations, culinary groups, religious organizations, and local supermarkets, the Mayor’s Office is coordinating additional Thanksgiving dinners with support from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

Over 17,500 Thanksgiving meals prepared by Whitson’s will be distributed at the following sites from 11 AM – 3 PM on Thursday:

Brooklyn

The Mayor’s Office is working with community organizations in impacted areas to host Thanksgiving dinners, with support from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City at the following locations:

Wednesday Dinners

Thursday Dinners

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