Post-Hurricane Charities & Volunteering
Today is the first day I’ve had access to the internet & time to respond to emails here at Green in BKLYN. In addition to very kind notes of concern & well wishers for the shop, Lola & the rest of us, we’re also hearing from our colleagues/vendors who have been affected significantly – in Red Hook, Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, NJ & the Navy Yard. Most everyone continues to run their businesses as they can (including by flashlight when electricity is still not available), if they can.
To them, to our neighbors & friends & to all those affected by this storm – our thoughts & hearts are with you…
Below are ways you can help support victims of Sandy with contributions & by volunteering. As my neighbor said to me today, “We are one. We are all related. We must help each other.”
Red Cross is continuing a major relief operation throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to shelter and assist people affected by Superstorm Sandy. For more information, go to their website: www.redcross.org/news/press-release/Red-Cross-Continues-Large-Sandy-Relief-Operation.
Please consider donating to Masbia. They’re feeding 500-plus evacuated seniors: www.masbia.org/donate.asp.
Red Hook Recovers
This is a recovery organizing site for New York’s Red Hook neighborhood. The site allows people to offer/request assistance: www.redhook.recovers.org/.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Clean up efforts will be concentrated on the perimeters of the park, cleaning up debris left over from floodwaters. There will be numerous clean up opportunities in the coming days and weeks. For info email: email@example.com.
Want to Volunteer? There will be ways to do so over the next week as opportunities arise. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and borough. There will be ways to volunteer over the next week as opportunities arise.
One of the city’s 65 shelters including Brooklyn Tech and John Jay High School
You can also always volunteer at a local shelter. For more info, check out: www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html.
Check our blog for other disaster recovery tips, links & information.
In addition to these options, remember – kind words & a helping hand are simple & great gifts. Please be generous, be patient & be kind.