A RUNNING LIST OF VOLUNTEER AND AID NEEDS

Because we continue to get more requests for volunteers and supplies, we’ll try to use this post as a place to list current volunteer opportunities that locals are sending us. (Update: We’ve heard from organizers that Upper West Siders have really stepped up and donated. Way to go!)

From UWS Loves, a group that says it’s working to help victims (received Friday afternoon)

Tomorrow from 9:30-12:00 we will be making hot food, sandwiches, and baked goods to take out to Coney Island.  We will be directly feeding people that have not had hot food in two weeks.  We also need volunteers at 167 W. 80th Street to help load a van, I will update this post with the correct time as soon as we know.

If you or anyone you know can help, please spread the word!

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From Shula Warren (received request on Thursday night)

Much thanks to the staff, volunteers, members and patrons of The JCC in Manhattan for their generosity of spirit, time, donations, culinary talents and vehicles. This collection sites is no longer accepting donations. High need items, such as those listed below, can still be dropped off at several other sites on the West Side, including:

– Congregation Ohab Zedek (118 West 95 Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)

– The Schools Community at the Department of Education O’Shea Educational Complex (100 West 77 Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues). From the O’Shea Complex: Dear families: Our “O’Shea Students Care” hurricane relief efforts have launched. Our 16’ truck is parked in the schoolyard (100 West 77 Street) waiting to be filled with donations from our three schools (The Computer School, the Anderson School and PS 452) as well as from anyone else in the larger community that wants to donate to help fellow New Yorkers in the Howard Beach/Rockaway region. Items (see list below) may be dropped off in the school yard at the truck during morning arrival (7:45-8:30 am) and at dismissal (2:30-3:30 pm.) Thank you for your generosity. Let’s make this a big success!

– Stephen Wise Free Synagogue: Between now and Sunday, November 18, SWFS will be running a campaign to collect items that are most needed. Please consider donating the following items and dropping them off at the synagogue. Please make sure all items are sorted properly on arrival. Needed Items: A) Flashlight and Batteries:  Flashlights, Batteries (AAA, AA, C, and D), Lanterns; B) Baby Needs: Diapers Pull-ups Wet Wipes Baby Formula; C) Cleaning Supplies: Bleach, Detergent, Vinegar, Paper towels, Industrial Strength Garbage Bags, Disposable Face Masks, Work Gloves, Plastic Gloves, or Painters Gloves, Scrub Brushes, Mops, Brooms, Buckets.  SWFS will arrange for a truck to stand outside the synagogue and haul all of the donated items to the relevant city agencies who have asked us to get involved.  Volunteers are needed to load the truck – please join us at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 18, to help.

– New York Family Camp Fair (Sunday, November 11 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 12PM – 3PM, 7 West 83rd Street btw. Columbus Avenue & Central Park West): Hurricane Sandy Food Drive: We will be accepting all non-perishable food items to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items welcomed include canned meals, canned soup, canned tuna, canned fruits, canned baby food, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, cereal and diapers.

– Bike and Roll NYC will be utilizing its resources – staff; warehouse and  bicycles; to distribute donated items to people and families in need  throughout the NYC metro area during the next couple of weeks. If you or any  of your associates are able to donate and drop off items at the Bike and  Roll warehouse at 622 West 57th St., NY, NY, between 10am and 4pm this week;  these items will be organized and distributed to those in need by Bike and  Roll staff. Items can include, food (non-perishable); supplies (batteries, flashlights, etc.) and any item you feel might be appropriate for those who have been negatively affected by the recent storm and resulting damage.

– QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community) will be accepting non-perishable food donations for people with autism and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy at its Manhattan and Astoria locations. The Manhattan site is located at 253 W 35th St, 16th floor (between 7th and 8th Aves), hours: 8:30am to 5pm, Mon thru Fri. 212-4-AUTISM x 2035.

High Need Items:

Easy to eat non-perishable food

Flashlight batteries (AAA, AA, C, and D)

Flashlights

Diapers and pull-ups , wet wipes

Baby formula

Feminine hygiene products

Toiletries

Unopened bottles of Tylenol and Advil

Blankets

Lanterns

Cloth towels

Cleaning supplies (bleach, detergent, vinegar)

Paper towels

Garbage bags

Disposable face masks

Work gloves

Plastic gloves or painters gloves

Scrub brushes

Mops, brooms and buckets

From Shula Warren (received request on Wednesday morning)

Below is an updated list of opportunities for November 7-11. Yesterday morning two large trucks coordinated by former CB7 Chair Mel Wymore – filled to the brim by the donations of West Siders – left The JCC in Manhattan along with volunteer cars for the heavily impacted neighborhoods of Far Rockaway and Red Hook.

Much thanks to the staff, volunteers, members and patrons of The JCC in Manhattan and Firehouse Tavern for their generosity of spirit, time, donations, and vehicles filled with gas! Both of these collection sites are no longer accepting donations. High need items can be dropped off at several other sites on the West Side including Congregation Ohab Zedek (118 West 95 Street) and the Schools Community at the Department of Education O’Shea Educational Complex (100 West 77 Street).

From the O’Shea Complex: Dear families: Our “O’Shea Students Care” hurricane relief efforts have launched. Our 16’ truck is parked in the schoolyard (100 West 77 Street) waiting to be filled with donations from our three schools (The Computer School, the Anderson School and PS 452) as well as from anyone else in the larger community that wants to donate to help fellow New Yorkers in the Howard Beach/Rockaway region. Items (see list below) may be dropped off in the school yard at the truck during morning arrival (7:45-8:30 am) and at dismissal (2:30-3:30 pm.) Thank you for your generosity. Let’s make this a big success!

Easy to eat non perishable food

Flashlight batteries (AAA, AA, C, and D)

Flashlights

Diapers and pull-ups , wet wipes

Baby formula

Feminine products

Blankets

Toiletries

Lanterns

Cloth towels

Cleaning supplies (bleach, detergent, vinegar)

Paper towels

Garbage bags

Disposable face masks

Work gloves

Plastic gloves or painters gloves

Scrub brushes

Mops, brooms and buckets

Unopened bottles of Tylenol and Advil

Volunteer Opportunities for November 7-11

Red Hook: Volunteers needed to deliver meals and supplies to the homebound. Report to the Red Hook Initiative at 767 Hicks Street at West 9th Street. (Directions are here: http://rhicenter.org/contact/)

Manhattan – Sunday, November 11 at 11:30am

Help Manhattan Youth Rebuild The Heart of Downtown Volunteer Day

Where: Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center: 120 Warren Street (between West and Greenwich Streets)
The Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center suffered severe flooding. Our lowest floor was filled with 20 feet of water, which we pumped out over four days. All equipment and fixtures are a total loss – including our elevator – and we have been working hard to remove everything. Join our bucket brigade as we pass trash up the stairs. We have to clean out our activity rooms, computer rooms, sheetrock walls, art rooms and more before we can rebuild. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and able to lift 35 pounds. Bring gloves, a hat, appropriate shoes or boots and old clothes – it is dirty. We’ll provide dust masks. Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you plan to attend. If you plan to attend please be on time for coordination purposes.
For further information go to www.manhattanyouth.org or call 212.766.1104.

From Met Council on Jewish Poverty

MANHATTAN

Met Council’s Items Drive: 12pm, Friday 11/9
Drop off locations in Manhattan: 11/5 to 11/9, 9am to 6pm at 171 Lexington Avenue (by 28th), New York, NY 10016; 11/7 to 11/9, 9am to 6pm at 351 East 61st Street (by 1st Ave), New York, NY 10065.
Drop off locations in Brooklyn: Ongoing at Trump Warbasse Recovery Center at 2770 West 5th street, Coney Island NY 11224; 11/5 to 11/8, 10am to 9pm at Masbia- 1372 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11230 (COLLECTING PROPANE ONLY).
Drop off locations in Staten Island: Ongoing at Staten Island JCC Pantry, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island NY 10314.
We need volunteers to help us sort and package our donated items to transport to Queens and Staten Island. Please bring empty cardboard boxes and your donations as well.

We also need DRIVERS with VEHICLES to help us transport these items from Manhattan to hard hit areas in Far Rockaway and Staten Island. If you are willing and able, please send an email to metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com with the subject line DRIVER.

Emergency Benefits Outreach, throughout the highly affected areas of NYC- Far Rockaway, Staten Island, Lower East Side, etc.: We need volunteers to help us distribute flyers of information on emergency assistance available to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers will pick up flyers from Met Council offices and distribute the information to convenience stores, community centers, housing sites, and individuals on the street in target areas. This opportunity will require lots of walking and possible travel by mass transit. Contact metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com with the subject line: BENEFITS

BROOKLYN

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. Contact: 718-972-4446 ext 210 or volunteer@masbia.org.

Trump Warbasse Houses – Recovery Center, 9am to 5pm: 2770 West 5th Street, Coney Island NY 11224
We need volunteers to help collect and distribute donations as well as other miscellaneous tasks. Also accepting donations of dry foods and water. You MUST bring a flashlight! Contact: You may just show up on site. Otherwise contact Jacob at 917-710-6081 for questions.

Council Towers III Low Income Senior Housing: Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 4pm: 1170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11239. Please bring games or cards! Volunteers will socialize and play games with senior residents to cheer them up. This is a good opportunity for groups. Contact Rabbi Hecht at carnasiejcc@aol.com or 917-771-8754 to schedule directly.

QUEENS

Far Rockaway – Young Israel of Bayswater and 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.

STATEN ISLAND

Staten Island Jewish Community Center Pantry, Ongoing
1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314. Volunteers to help with collection and distribution of items, as well as clean up throughout community. Contact Sarah Cohen at 718-698-2016.

From Shula Warren (received request on Monday night)

Below is an updated list of opportunities for Tuesday, November 6. In working with local electeds in Staten Island, the Far Rockaways, Coney Island, and Red Hook, we have compiled the following list of high need items that would be appreciated in these devastated areas of the City.

West Side institutions are working with former Community Board Chair Mel Wymore to fill two trucks of supplies as well as private vehicles that will leave the West Side on Tuesday morning, November 6, 2012 for the aforementioned neighborhoods. Items can be dropped off today, Monday November 5, at The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76 Street, between the hours of 5:30am and 10pm.

Easy to eat non perishable food

Flashlight batteries (AAA, AA, C, and D)

Flashlights

Diapers and pull-ups , wet wipes

Baby formula

Feminine products

Blankets

Toiletries

Lanterns

Cloth towels

Cleaning supplies (bleach, detergent, vinegar)

Paper towels

Garbage bags

Disposable face masks

Work gloves

Plastic gloves or painters gloves

Scrub brushes

Mops, brooms and buckets

Unopened bottles of Tylenol and Advil

Volunteer Opportunities for Tuesday, November 6

Sheepshead Bay

Need people to canvas buildings for the homebound and then deliver meals/blankets.

CM Nelson’s staff will be meeting teams at 11 am both locations are accessible by the B/Q to Sheepshead Bay: 1) West End Avenue and Shore Blvd and 2) Ocean Avenue and Avenue Z

Red Hook

Councilmember Gonzalez along with a number of local community groups have been organizing volunteers to help residents and local businesses in the Red Hook area. Site: 402 Van Brunt Street between 10 am – 5 pm. Take F train to 4th Ave/9th street, then transfer 61 bus into Red Hook.

UPDATED Supply wish list: A clipboard or two and pens, moth balls, vinegar, masks bring appropriate clothing to get dirty, buckets, heavy-duty rubber gloves, water proof rubber boots, mops, brooms, soap, Lysol, laundry detergent, etc.

From Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Manhattan:

Met Council’s Low-income Housing at Various sites 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday. We need volunteers to help supervise and sort through our donated items. Limited slots available. Contact metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com with the subject line ITEMS DRIVE.

Brooklyn:

Masbia Kosher Community Kitchen located at 1372 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11230

6pm to 9pm, Sun- Thurs

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.

Seagate Low-income Senior Housing located at 3811 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn NY

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

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.

Trump Warbasse Houses- Recovery Center (ongoing)

2770 West 5th Street, Coney Island NY 11224

We need volunteers to help collect and distribute donations as well as other miscellaneous tasks. Also accepting donations of dry foods and water. Contact Jacob at 917-710-6081 to sign up.

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.

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.

Staten Island:

Staten Island Jewish Community Center Pantry (ongoing) at 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314

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

Contact Sarah Cohen at 718-698-2016.

JCC (received request on Monday)
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP LABEL, SORT & BAG! TODAY till 10p @ The JCC. We’re still collecting today! NO CLOTHING PLEASE. The JCC in Manhattan has a huge collection of items already (filling over 40 packed cars which wonderful West Side volunteers drove to Staten Island yesterday!) but you could add to it today in the JCC lobby , 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76 Street, between the hours of 5:30 am and 10 pm. We are in contact with the local electeds and will send an updated list of high need items before noon today. For now, bring toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby needs (diapers, wipes, food), batteries and blankets. Thanks!

Riverside Church (received request on Monday)

Riverside Church (120th/RSD) is accepting donations from 10am to 5pm this week. Aside from food / baby formula, they need hats, scarves and have added tents to the list of needed items.

From Lauren Schuster (received request late on Sunday)

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) will be accepting donations at her Upper West Side district office to be delivered to some of the areas that were hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.  She will be coordinating with her colleagues at all levels of government in the affected areas to deliver donations.

What:              Hurricane Sandy Donation Drive

Where:           Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal District Office

230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F

(btwn. Broadway and West End Avenue)

Time:              Monday – Friday, from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Contact:          Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal

rosenthall@assembly.state.ny.us, 212.873.6368

Items Needed:

There is a critical need for the following items:

From Shula Warren (received request late on Sunday)

West Side institutions are working with former Community Board Chair Mel Wymore to fill a large truck of supplies to go to those still in great need. The truck will leave the West Side on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The JCC in Manhattan has a huge collection of items already (filling over 40 packed cars which wonderful West Side volunteers drove to Staten Island today!) but you could add to it on Monday at JCC, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76 Street, NY NY between the hours of 5:30am and 10pm.

Riverside Park Cleanup, via Marc Landis (request received by us on Sunday afternoon)
Staging area at 86th street on promenade to help clean up.

Westside YMCA

SUNDAY, NOV 4, 1:00PM:
Just called the *Westside YMCA*, and they need volunteers today between now and 7pm to help load supplies onto trucks. (Update: volunteers no longer needed, but may be needed Monday.)

From Erica Lansner (request received by us on Sunday morning)
The Firehouse Restaurant at 85th And Columbus is still looking for more trucks and large vehicles to drive to Staten Island today. Yesterday they delivered over 900 bags to the Rockaways! If you know of anyone who can help out, please e-mail mhklein@mckennalong.com or just show up… (Also received this: “Please note that they do not need any more clothes! Cleaning/construction items and sanitary items are most important, followed by light sources and things to keep people warm (hand warmers, blankets, etc.)”)

From Mel Wymore (request received by us on Sunday morning)
Need Trucks with Drivers! If you have access to a moving company, or any organization that uses trucks, please ask if they’ll donate a truck and driver for a day. If you can help, please contact me. 646-247-4737. Thanks!

From Ken Biberaj (request received by us on Sunday morning)
If you are on the UWS – please consider bringing food, blankets, jackets and batteries to Firehouse (Columbus and 85th) between 11am -1pm today. Also need volunteers there to help sort items, bag them and then load into the truck. Special thanks to Mike Klein for organizing and Jeremy for hosting!

From Timothy Morrissey (request received by us on Saturday night)
Yogaworks 37 W 65th is also collecting donations today (and tomorrow?). Clothes, blankets, food, batteries, etc.

From Harriet Flehinger (request received by us on Saturday)
I have taken the liberty of copying this entry (photo and listings). It is now posted at the BIG Duane Reade at the corner of 72nd St. & Broadway. The manager of this store has agreed that any supplies from this list that customers purchase for donation will be delivered by Duane Reade to your choice of collection points, the West Side Y or the JCC. In addition, this store has gathered together large baskets of supplies from this list which they have donated on their own as a gift from the store. Support the relief supplies and support this store’s neighborhood efforts.

From Chris Harrington (request received by us Saturday at 4): In front of the Firehouse Bar on Columbus and 85th there is a Hurricane Sandy collection of goods going on today. Just Passed. They seem well organized. Toiletries are needed. Not sure how long they will be there.

Westside YMCA (request received by us Saturday morning) (UPDATE: the YMCA now has everything it needs)

The Westside YMCA needs donations — ASAP for NYC residents that have not eaten in 5 days.  They are cold and hungry and have no water.

Please drop off supplies to:

The Westside YMCA

5 West 63rd Street

Sat, Sun  – 8 – 8 pm

Monday – Friday –  6am – 10pm

We need volunteers at the Westside Y to help with collecting donations, and loading trucks.

Cases of Bottle Water

Non-perishable foods  – (peanut butter, bread, tuna fish, etc.   Bags of food, crackers, juice, boxed milk, protein bars, etc.  )

Industrial brooms & rakes

Toothbrushes

Work gloves

Bleach

Toothpaste

Work boots

Construction Masks

Deodorants

New Sock

Hand sanitizer

Soap

Adult Diapers

Heavy duty garbage bags

Baby Wipes

New Underwear

Batteries (all sizes)

Toiletries

Blankets

One place that is accepting donations is the JCC at 76th Street and Amsterdam.

These items can be dropped off at the JCC, says Natasha Josephs, and they will be delivered Saturday afternoon. (request received Friday night)

Cases of Bottle Water
Non-perishable foods
Industrial brooms & rakes
Toothbrushes
Work gloves
Bleach
Toothpaste
Work boots
Construction Masks
Deodorants
New Sock
Hand sanitizer
Soap
Adult Diapers
Heavy duty garbage bags
Baby Wipes
New Underwear
Batteries (all sizes)
Toiletries
Blankets

This is from Abbey Nova (request received Friday night)

All relief sites need: blankets, water, food, socks, towels, printer paper, pet foods, baby items: diapers etc.

UWS DROP OFF DONATION ITEMS BY SUNDAY 11/4 @ 11am
@ 206 West 84th — anytime 24 hrs
@ 39 West 105th, Apt 4 — after 5:30pm Fri, anytime Sat, Sun till 11am

If they can fill the van before Sunday morning, they will make multiple runs. Call coordinator with any questions: 917-517-3627.

Check here for info on donations needed and community-led volunteer efforts: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy

This is from Shula Warren from Gale Brewer’s office (request received Friday night)

Dear Neighbor,
Thank you for reaching out to our office for volunteer opportunities to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are working with local electeds throughout the boroughs to communicate these coordinated efforts and will continue to share with you. In addition, our office is helping to coordinate with Mel Wymore the filling of a large truck of supplies to be delivered to Staten Island early next week. The JCC in Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76 Street) and several other West Side institutions have volunteered to accept high need items for this effort over the weekend and through Monday, November 5, including: non-perishable food items, batteries, flashlights, blankets, diapers and wipes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, jackets, towels, and clothing for adults and children – especially new socks and tshirts.
Sincerely,
ShulaShulamit Warren
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Gale A. Brewer
Council District 6: Upper West Side and Clinton
563 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10007
p: 212-873-0282
shula.warren@council.nyc.govVolunteer Opportunities
STATEN ISLAND:
From the offices of Council Members Rose and Oddo, Staten Island:

The following distribution sites will be open throughout the weekend to receive donations (requested: non-perishable food items, blankets, diapers and wipes for children, toiletries, cleaning supplies, jackets, and clothing – especially new socks and tshirts).

1) St. Christopher’s Parochial: 130 Midland Avenue

2) Christ Church New Brighton: 76 Franklin Street, located approx. a mile from the St. George Ferry Terminal.

 

On Saturday, November 3, at 2pm volunteers are also needed to distribute food with City Harvest at Christ Church New Brighton.

 

Staten Island Meals on Wheels may need drivers with cars (and gas) to assist with deliveries on Monday, November 5. Please contact Roseanne at 718-419-8602 over the weekend if you’re able to assist.

 

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.

 

BROOKLYN:

 

From Met Council on Jewish Poverty:

Volunteers are greatly needed for Saturday, November 3! Please go to Abraham Residence at 38-11 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn to our low income housing site to help our seniors clean up their homes.

From NYC Council Sandy Relief:

Activity: Red Hook Food Distribution and Cleanup
Location: 767 Hicks Street (Red Hook Recovers)
Time: 11-6PM

Organizer Phone #: (347) 770-1528

From the office of Council Member Steve Levin:
Greenpoint/Williamsburg! Thanks to Rev. John Merz, our office is setting up a temporary satellite at Church of the Ascension at 122 Java St. Rami Metal will be there from 10-6 throughout the weekend and we are collecting donations to send to those in need of supplies in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Staten Island, Red Hook, and Downtown Manhattan. So far the response at our district office at 410 Atlantic Ave has been extraordinary, and we’re coordinating multiple trips every day (special thanks to the volunteers who has lent their cars) but it’s been very difficult for Greenpointers to get down here.
Donations that are particularly needed right now are: water, non-perishable food, baby food, toiletries, towels, clothing, baby clothing, batteries, work gloves, diapers, large garbage bags, cleaning supplies, basic tools. Rami can also help with Con Ed and small business issues and Congresswoman Maloney’s office has offered to help with FEMA, small business, and other issues as well. The best way to reach Rami is on his cell at (917) 885-2096.

From the Office of the Public Advocate:

QUEENS:

 

From NYC Council Sandy Relief:

Activity: Far Rockaway Food Distribution
Location: CM Sanders’ District Office, 234-26 A Merrick Blvd, Laurelton, New York 11422
Dates and Times: Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-3PM

No need to call; you can just show up.

 

 

MANHATTAN:

 

From the offices of State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh:

By Saturday we believe most of the buildings will have electricity restored throughout Manhattan. We believe we still need volunteers in lower Manhattan for food distribution and senior canvassing and would especially appreciate volunteers with vehicles (cars/vans) who can drive food and volunteers around. If you are available to help on Saturday, head to: 200 Madison Street at Rutgers Street (Essex becomes Rutgers south of East Broadway). The M-15 Bus that heads south down 2nd Avenue and turns on to Allen Street gets you one block away from the site.

Contacts: Offices of Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Kavanagh: 212-490-9535. Additional contact: GOLES 169 Ave. B, Office Phone #: 212-358-1223.

Riverside Park:
If you want to help clean up Riverside Park after Hurricane Sandy, join volunteers in the park this weekend. Volunteers will be helping on Saturday, November 3, from 10 am – 1 pm at 99th Street, along the Hudson River and on Sunday, November 4; 12 – 3:30 pm at 91st Street and Riverside Drive. Contact Riverside Park Fund staff member Nya Jackson at nya@riversideparkfund.org or (347) 287-1114. All welcome.

 

West Side Campaign Against Hunger: WSCAH can accept donations of packaged, shelf-stable food if any is offered. They are open next week during usual hours (Mon 8am-noon and 1-3pm, Wed, Thur and Fri 8am-noon and 1-3pm) and have food. WSCAH is located at 263 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.

 

CITY-WIDE:

Blood Donations Needed: Blood supplies were critically affected by the storm, as the same outages that affect our region also affect many donation sites. The New York Blood Center locations are open and operating, and if you can, please consider donating blood. Blood donations can be scheduled by calling 1-800-933-2566 or visiting http://www.nybloodcenter.org
To assist New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy with donations of cash, goods, services, or to volunteer, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycservice/home.html; donations can also be made to the Food Bank of NYC (https://secure3.convio.net/fbnyc/site/Donation2?idb=1474389737&df_id=2781&2781.donation=form1).
NEWS | 12 comments | permalink
    1. Leland Woodbury says:

      The link above http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy has a typo in its URL (not visible in the text), so it breaks. The visible link is the correct one.

    2. Harriet says:

      Avi — I have taken the liberty of copying this entry (photo and listings). It is now posted at the BIG Duane Reade at the corner of 72nd St. & Broadway. The manager of this store has agreed that any supplies from this list that customers purchase for donation will be delivered by Duane Reade to your choice of collection points, the West Side Y or the JCC. In addition, this store has gathered together large baskets of supplies from this list which they have donated on their own as a gift from the store. Support the relief supplies and support this store’s neighborhood efforts.

    3. NikFromNYC says:

      Hey what happened to Bloomberg’s ban on food donations?

      http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/19/bloomberg-strikes-again-nyc-bans-food-donations-to-the-homeless/

      “If they did in the past they shouldn’t have done it and we shouldn’t have accepted it.”

    4. Maria Dering says:

      Just went to Duane Reade at 72nd/Broadway and bought a number of things on the list above. The staff was very nice and helpful. They will deliver the goods tonight; they had cases of bottled water all ready to go at the front door. It’s an easy and effective way to help.

    5. LKN says:

      SUNDAY, NOV 4, 1:00PM:
      Just called the *Westside YMCA*, and they need volunteers today between now and 7pm to help load supplies onto trucks.

    6. Elinore Kaplan says:

      Thank you so much for providing this site! For those of us who feel the need to help in some way, it was a gift. I was able to go to Duane Read, personally choose items from the list you provided, adding up to a sum I could comfortably donate, and walk out knowing it would be delivered to the JCC and I’d at least been able to do something!

    7. Nancy says:

      Thanks for keeping this info coming!

    8. Krystal Kenville says:

      Maine would like to adopt some families. Next weekend we are holding a fundraiser, we would like to help with “now necessities” but also needs for Thanks Giving, and Christmas items for little ones.

      Everyone is doing so much to help, we would really like to do the same on a personal level. If you know of any families needing this please let me know, and we will do everything we can!

      Thank you,

      Krystal

    9. caitlin says:

      Thank you for posting the information…would like uptodate information – with dates and times the info was posted. Several of us went to 84th street on Sat. only to find out that they were no longer using it as a shelter. volunteers and people with donations. Confusion because a sign on the door only said donations and people have been moved to the Graphic Arts school. no telephone #, no instructions about what to do with the donations. etc. people made calls and different information was given about taking not taking donations…volunteers no volunteers needed anymore etc.
      if possible, please update the information with the days and time the information was posted. thank you again for doing this though.

    10. Hannah says:

      Are these donation sites still ongoing in 2013??

      • West Sider says:

        I don’t think so. An organization called UWS Loves is helping out, and NYC Service organizes volunteers.