For those of us who were not adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy, but want to help, here is a list of helpful links from sites around the web and via facebook info. This list will be updated as we get new info. Since I live in Queens, spend a lot of time in Manhattan and grew up on Long Island, these are the areas I’m trying to concentrate on. Please post any new info to our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TheMamaMavenBlog?ref=ts&fref=ts or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in NYC – http://mommypoppins.com/kids/5-ways-to-help-hurricane-sandy-victims-in-nyc. Thank you to Raven at Mommy Poppins on posting this.
ABC News has a great post on how to help victims. They recommend donating to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Save the Children, Feeding America, Americares and by donating blood. Because of Hurricane Sandy, Blood banks couldn’t do drives and now are low. Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers. Go here for more info – http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-sandy-victims/story?id=17598687#.UJM5pBimuMY
* The United Way has officially launched an initiatve in which 100 percent of the money raised will go to help victims of Sandy. To donate, visit UWSandyRecovery.org <;http://www.uwsandyrecovery.org/>; or text “RECOVERY” to 52000.
Baby Buggy serves over 2,100 families that live in areas of NYC most devastated by the hurricane. Click here to donate your money, baby gear or time and start helping now. You can also go to BabyBuggy.org for more info.
More Local Organizations (NYC, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey) – Thank you to PS. 144 for posting this info.
New York Cares <;http://www.newyorkcares.org/>;
* Those interested can click on the front page to find out how to get involved with the relief effort. There is also an option to support the organization’s Sandy relief efforts by texting “iCARE” to 85944 to donate $10. Reply “YES” to confirm after sending the message.
Jersey Cares <;http://www.jerseycares.org/>;
email@example.com* Visit the organization’s website to register for Sandy recovery projects. Jersey Cares will then reach out to you when the projects are in place.
New York City Service <;http://www.nycservice.org/>;
* Those interested should send an email to the address listed above with his or her name, email address, phone number and borough or call 311.
Food Bank NYC <;http://www.foodbanknyc.org/>;
* Through the website, those interested have the option to either donate money ($35, $60, $120 or another amount of one’s choosing), donate food or volunteer.
Volunteer Center (Westchester) <;http://www.volunteer-center.org/>;
* Through the organization’s website, those interested can find how to get involved with Adopt-A-Family, give blood or become a a community emergency response team member.
The Volunteer Center
(JUST ADDED) Hillcrest HS donations needed & MORE 718-658-5407
There are people from the Rockaways taking shelter here. Red Cross is on site.
Socks (for kids and adults)
Long Island Volunteer Center <;http://www.http//www.longislandvolunteercenter.org/>;
* Visit the organizations website and complete an individual profile to register for Sandy recovery projects. The center will then reach out with instructions and a specific place to go. (Source: PS. 144 Q)
(JUST ADDED) Long Beach **NEW 11/3 11PM** INFORMATION FOR THOSE LOOKING TO DROP OFF OR MAIL SUPPLIES FOR LONG BEACH – Go here for complete announcement
157 E Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY 11520.
Floor Mart Building across from Home Depot: red and yellow awning.
Drop off anytime Mon-Sat from 10-7! Sunday hours 11-5!!
Packages can be shipped Attn: Chris Musto
Hurricane Gift Card Collection *gift cards to these locations will benefit those in Long Beach and Breezy Point
Jill Pall of Adam’s Angels is spearheading a drive for people to send gift cards (such as Home Depot, Target, Visa, etc.) to help people rebuild their homes.
You can mail the card(s) to:
Dix Hills Fire Department Headquarters
115 East Deer Park Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Award Winner Corp.
202 West 3rd Street
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
Merrick Kiwanis Foundation
PO Box 108
Merrick, NY 11566
Drop off locations:
Austin’s Steak & Ale House
82-70 Austin Street
Kew Gardens, NY
40-12 Bell Blvd.
(bet. 40th & 41st Ave.)
Dorian’s Seafood Market: 9am – 7pm
1580 York Ave. (83rd St.)
For more information, visit the page on facebook. They will be working with reputable all volunteer organizations in Long Island / NYC on this project. (You know, the ones that don’t ask for any publicity but constantly do good things w/no overhead costs). These partners will work directly with those who have lost their homes and belongings to determine exactly what is needed. This is different than just collecting supplies. They will be able to purchase what is needed and deliver directly to where it is needed.
Adam’s Angels is a completely volunteer-driven program in memory of firefighter Adam David Rand (FDNY, Squad 288 & Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department), who became an angel on September 11, 2001 while saving others.
How to Find Gas: RT @BrooklynBased: Fuel Tip via @eapchristine: Type addy + sort by most recent date in “transaction time” column–that’s who has gas. http://t.co/dYGQiLlr
Manhattan Donation Drop off Places (please confirm before you make the trip)
(drop off center for Rockaway/Breezy Point/Broad Channel donations)
York Ave between 83 and 84th st.
Molly Pitchers Pub
At 83rd street btwn Second and Third in NYC. They are taking clothes, food, toiletries, appliances etc. All the stuff they collect is going to the Rockaway Relief. They’ve also been running low on cardboard boxes to pack it all in. (Via Jessica @PeekababyNY
Here’s a huge list of more places in Manhattan to drop off items – http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ (Thank you to Isabel Kallman).
Arena (taking anything)
4916 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island NY 10309
718 966-6150 (info from facebook)
Great list here – http://brooklynbased.net/email/2012/10/sandy-in-brooklyn -Thanks Carrie Morrison
Here is a list of Brooklyn Shelters.
ALL are in need of warm clothes, underwear, shirts, sweaters, cough drops, games, entertainment, bras, hygienic products, etc.
NYC Technical College, 300 Jay Street
Park Slope Armory, 361 15th Street
J.H.S. 57, 125 Stuyvesant Avenue
I.S. 111, 35 Starr Street
I.S. 117, 300 Willoughby Avenue
I.S. 136, 4004 4th Avenue
P.S. 189, 1100 East New York Avenue
I.S. 246, 72 Veronica Place
P.S. 249, 18 Marlborough Road
I.S. 271, 1137 Herkimer Street
I.S. 55, 2021 Bergen Street
I.S. 292, 300 Wyona Street
I.S. 383, 1300 Greene Avenue
Franklin K. Lane High School, 999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn Tech High School, 29 Fort Greene Place
Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street
John Jay High School, 237 7th Avenue
Bushwick High School, 400 Irving Avenue
I.S. 187, 1171 65th Street
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, 5800 20th Avenue
Clara Barton High School, 901 Classon Avenue
Pets: Last but not least, don’t forget about our furry friends
The Humane Society <;http://www.thehumanesociety.org/>; (202) 452-1100
* The HSUS is providing critically needed animal sheltering assistance for animals and families who evacuated their homes because of Sandy. To support The HSUS’s work in the Sandy recovery efforts, please donate at the organization’s website, call (866) 720-2676 or text “ANIMALS” to 20222 and donate $10 to support The HSUS Disaster Relief Fund. Standard messaging and data rates apply.
http://kittykind.chipin.com/sandy-relief-fund (Thank you to Carolyn Castigilia for posting via facebook).