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Nov022012

A Round-Up of Local Ways to Help Sandy Victims

UPDATES BELOW.

Walking around Park Slope, it's easy to forget that there are still lots of people struggling in the city right now, days after Hurricane Sandy swept through. Here's what you can do to help them:

In Park Slope, there are two emergency shelters: at John Jay High School (237 7th Avenue), and the Park Slope Armory (361 15th Street). They've been accepting donations, and volunteers willing to work 6-8 hour shifts (especially overnight) are needed. PS 249 (18 Marlborough Road) is also serving as a shelter, and is accepting donations. Clothing (for adults and children), coffee, cups, and toys are all needed.

Park Slope Parents has partnered with the Old Stone House to launch the Neighbors in Need Hurricane Drive, so you can donate electronically.

The Red Hook Initiative is also coordinating relief and support efforts. They can be contacted at 718-858-6782, and their office is at 767 Hicks Street.

There's an effort underway to helo clean up Sheepshead Bay.

To donate food and flashlights to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, contact them at 917-975-5623. To help transport donated items to shelters in The Rockaways and South Brooklyn, contact councilmember Steve Levin's office at 718-875-5200.

NYC Service has been a great resource for those looking to help out. If you email your name and borough to nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov, they'll be in touch. This Facebook page is also a good volunteer resource.

To donate food (in plastic and cans only), here is a map of local places accepting donations. To donate batteries, contact the AARP's toy donation program at Createthegood@aarp.org. Postmark Cafe (on Sixth Street between 4th and 5th) is also accepting non-perishable items, and food, clothes, and diapers are being collected at the Corcoran office on Seventh and Carroll.

Over at Congregation Beth Elohim, they're looking for volunteers to help prepare food to be brought to the armory. Candles, batteries, flashlights, water, and non-perishables for Red Hook shelters are also being collected there.

To donate blood, drop by Methodist Hospital at the times specified in the link.

The Red Cross is also looking for volunteers.

UPDATED: Local Aly Walansky will be hosting a stoop sale Sunday at noon on Berkeley between Sixth and Seventh. Crates full of unopened beauty products will be for sale (pay what you can), and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

Trinity Grace Church (on Fifth between 12th and 13th) is accepting donations and organizing supply donations. New Hope Church (on 16th between 4th and 5th) is also accepting donations.

A great way to stay up to date on ways to help out locally is to keep track of the Brooklyn CB6 Twitter page. If you learn of other ways to help out, please leave them in the comments below.

Photo: The Rockaways, Nathan Kensinger

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Occupy Sandy relief has a well-organized effort in a church in Sunset Park (4th Ave & 54th St.) as well as several other locations -- taking donations & volunteers. Specific needs listed here: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUtz lover

when you say "today", please put dates. I'm not sure if you updated on Saturday or Sunday and don't want to bring my goods to the wrong location

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterslopeygirl

BROWNSTONE DOG WALKERS WILL BE DONATING; DOG, CAT, AND PET FOOD TO THOSE IN NEED IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE SANDY.

WE UNDERSTAND THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED NECESSITIES AND DO NOT WANT TO TAKE AWAY FROM ANY RELIEF GIVEN TO HUMANS IN NEED, WE ARE JUST ADDING TO THE RELIEF OF THOSE PET OWNERS WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO PET FOOD

BDW WILL BE BRINGING PET FOOD TO DONATIONS CENTERS THAT ARE TAKING PET FOOD DONATIONS (MANY)

HOW YOU CAN HELP: SHARE THIS EVENT (FB, TWITTER, EMAIL), JOIN US DELIVER DONATIONS, DONATE ANY PET FOOD, WATER, BLANKETS, BATTERIES, WARM CLOTHING.(THE BDW GREEN BUS IS MORE THAN WILLING TO FILL UP ON ANY ITEMS NEEDED, NOT JUST PET FOOD), MAKE A MONETARY DONATION ON PAYPAL TO BROWNSTONEDOGWALKERS@GMAIL.COM...ALL DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED BY BDW AND WILL GO DIRECTLY TO BUYING MORE SUPPLIES.

PET FOOD DONATIONS: PLEASE BRING ALL PET FOOD DONATIONS TO 1ST STREET (b/w 7&8 th ave north side closer to 8th-big red sign with bins marks donation center). WE ARE ALSO WALKING DOGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PICK UP.

November 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrownstone Dog Walkers

Occupy Sandy raised over $2000 in food and supplies at Key Food on Saturday. They have an organization accepting all volunteers and ready to put them to work. They have created a distribution center at St. Jacobi Church in Sunset Park with supply chain spokes running from Brooklyn communities. Report to the distribution center to be shuttled with teams of volunteers to neighborhoods most in need.

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

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