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Hurricane Sandy Relief and Disaster Drive – Compilation

November 4, 2012

Note: Will update as I get information. Updated as a I come across. 


Nov 4th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Map – For Volunteer Opportunities Throughout the City


Nov 4th, 2012

Rockaway Emergency Plan Facebook Page

(For information on Rockaway)


Nov 4th, 2012

Information on Where to Help Sandy Victims in Staten Island. 


Nov 4th, 2012

After the spectacular devastation of superstorm Sandy, volunteers in the Lower East Side and Williamsburg mobilized to confront a less visible crisis – elderly and disabled residents stuck in their high-rise apartments. [Video Link]


Nov 4th 2012

Redhook Recovers

This is a recovery organizing site for New York’s Red Hook neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at OWS and community organizations on the ground.


After the Storm: A Guide for New Yorkers (from Office of Senator Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate)

For daily updates and volunteer opportunities throughout the city.


From the Astrea Lesbian Foundation for Justice FB Status:

Oddly enough, New York Sports Clubs across the city are offering full use of facilities! Just got this email: 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.

Re-post of update from Park Slope armory: There are tons of displaced seniors there who are in desperate need of size large, XL, XXL, and above PANTS for men and women. Tops are in good supply. So are most other items. Requests for hair oil, travel mouthwash, and chapstick (all items must be unused). If you want to come volunteer, they LOVE folks to come at 7:30pm and stay 12 hours till 8am. There is plenty of snax, coffee and food to sustain you. You will meet inspiring folks who will buoy your spirits.



To get regular updates by text message please text “occupysandy” to 23559. Contact us at OccupySandy
Go to the InterOccupy Website for more information.


Info re Disaster Distress Helpline: the only 24/7 resource offering immediate, free, confidential and multi-lingual counseling for anyone in distress from a disaster through phone and text. Available in all 50 states and US territories. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” for English and “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746


Information from New York Cares:

Where to Donate Clothes and Other Supplies Following Hurricane Sandy

November 3rd, 2012

We’ve been absolutely amazed by the quick response we’ve gotten from New Yorkers wanting to help following Hurricane Sandy. Along with donating their time and money, many people are looking to donate clothes and other supplies.

We are still gathering information about where donations will be best put to use. In the meantime, if you have immediate donations, please check out the following links from the New York Cares office and NYC Service that will direct you to agencies that collect donations on an ongoing basis. These agencies are always collecting, and can always use your help.

For further information on how to help those areas most affected please check out the following links:

In addition, the need for warm winter coats will be even higher this year. Please consider collecting coats for the New York Cares Coat Drive byclicking here.


Community based organizations on the ground often hit the ground first and hardest and are most connected to people’s immediate needs. Plus for a lot of these orgs, a little bit of money goes a long way. My friend Jeanne Strole put this out. If you are donating to the Hurricane recovery, consider donating to some of the groups below. And I will try to keep putting out posts like this. Feel free to send me stuff.

Want to help? Of course you do! It’s simple.To donate goods, here is a list of needs and where you can drop them off:
printer paper
baby items: diapers etc.
36-10 Crescent St. 2nd floor.
Contact Pam: 718-208-7205Chinatown (open Nov 1, 10am-5pm)
46 Hester St Frnt A
(212) 473-6485 – 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)Rockaway and Far Rockaway
Location 1:
Firehouse on 59th street
across from the train station.
contact person: Jean Dupont 9179755623Location 2:
Veggie Island
96th Street and Rockaway Blvd.

Location 3:
Store Front Community Center
B113 and Rockaway Beach 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
electric stove
gas stove
satellite phones
big paper, tape, markers
pens, paper, notepads
camping tables
gasoline containers
fire extinguishers
walkie talkies
i9 tablets

Fort Green/Clinton Hill
45 Waverly Avenue
just off of Park Ave in Fort Green/Clinton Hill
(Hours for Nov 1: 10am-6pm)

Park Slope
Park Slope Armory
361 15th St, Brooklyn

Sunset Park
St. Jacobi Church
5406 4th Ave
Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194

Specific Requests in Sunset Park:
steamtable foil pans full or half size w lids
cleaning supplies
tin foil
saran wrap

Williamsburg (starting Nov 1, 10am)
306 Leonard St, apt J1 (btwn Conselyea and Metropolitan)
Contact: Jennifer (917) 586-4153

136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2 11216

East Billyburg (Beginning Thursday Nov 1 at 12 noon)
House of Yes
342 Maujer st
Contact: Kae Burke (525)217-7209

Location 1:
47 saint nicholas avenue #4d
btw 112 and 113

Location 2:
938 st Nicholas ave # 25 at corner of 157th and st Nicholas ave.

Lower East Side
The Bowery Mission
45-51 Ave D
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.

Specific Requests at Lower East Side:
Prepared Foods


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