Hurricane Sandy : How to Help

Hey guys, with everything that has gone on with Hurricane Sandy, I just haven’t felt right about blogging about food (since I write this for fun and not to pay my rent), while there are still people nearby without power, food, warmth, etc. What can I say? I was born with Asian guilt. I might try and start writing again next week or the week after.

In the meantime, Hurricane Sandy victims can still use a lot of help and some victims may be wondering new locations to pick up supplies. I’ve been sharing these throughout the last couple of weeks on my personal Facebook and just got a few minutes to compile everything. Please call each location before heading over to double check on needs.

SPECIAL THANKS TO @NANCYSCHUSTER FOR ORGANIZING THE ST. CLEMENTS CHURCH HURRICANE SANDY DRIVE.

Try these websites and tips to donate money or see how you can help:

CAAAV.org

IN ADDITION TO TAKING DONATIONS AND NEEDING VOLUNTEERS, CAAAV IS ALSO PROVIDING FREE SANDY LEGAL CLINICS.

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Recovers.org

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Brokelyn.com

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Check out Rockaways Hurricane Sandy Facebook group for continuous donation/volunteer info in that neighborhood:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RockawaysHurricaneSandy/

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For updated info on how to help Staten Islanders, check out:

https://www.facebook.com/RebuildStatenIsland

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rockaway at surf shop on 87th.
Priority needs for Sat 11/10:
-spray cleaners
-bleach
-laundry detergent (small packets)
-dish detergent (small packets)
-mops
-brooms
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***ATTENTION ANYONE LIVING IN LONG BEACH, NEW YORK AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY***
The owner of RV Sales of Broward has already provided 10 New York families with trailers to get through these rough cold nights. Now, she wants to focus on Long Beach, NY. If you have homeowners insurance it’s FREE to you (it’s covered under the “additional living” policy)! Each trailer fits about six to eight people, with an available generator if needed. The RV will come with water supplies, and house hold tools, to help get you back on your feet.

Please contact owner Gigi Stetler:
954.583.3382
gigis@bellsouth.net
www.rvsalesofbroward.com

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New Life Fellowship is accepting Sandy donations and will make a run to Howard Beach with the items. 82-10 queens blvd, Elmhurst NY.

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***THIS IS GOING TO BE A REVOLVING EVENT***Even if you cannot make it Saturday, let it be know that help is always needed and will be for a very long time.

In addition to planned donation sites below, we are organizing a fleet of vehicles headed to The Rockaways on Saturday, Nov. 10, for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If you’d like to join the mailing list to receive details for Saturday, please email Sabrina – sabrinamoss@mac.com by Friday, November 9 at 10PM.

An UPDATE on DONATIONS needed:
(per Giff Meyer who has been there the past few days)
Blankets
Socks
Clean Underwear
Flashlights
Candles
Camp Stoves
Shovels
Contracter Bags
Brooms
Sponges
Cleaning Supplies
Batteries
Bleach
Diapers – All Sizes
Baby Formula – All types
Feminine Hygiene Products
First Aid Kits
Soap
Toothpaste
Fresh Fruit
Non-Perishable Food
*Please note: They do NOT need water or clothing. Fema & the red cross have that covered.Also if you can’t drop off donations, you can order supplies from Amazon.com and have them delivered to any of the below drop off points !

Please Drop off donations at any of the following locations :

Manhattan Drop off location :
HOME STUDIOS
873 Broadway New York, NY 10003
Please schedule times with Cody
Cody (212) 475-4663

Brooklyn Drop off location :
FILM BIZ RECYCLING
540 President St Brooklyn NY
347 384 2336
Hours of operations M-F 10AM-7PM Sat&Sun 12PM-7PM

Rockaway Drop off location :
DON TEHAN
Beach 122 Street Rockaway NY
Please call / text Donnie prior to going
Donnie (917) 539-2438

Coney Island Drop off location :
Wanda 2007 Surf Ave. Coney Island NY
Please call Wanda they move to various locations in the area
Wanda (917) 204-1129

If you’d prefer to give money, please visit our friends at http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

Thank you very much for all your support !

FOR SATURDAY, PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR VAN DEPARTURE DETAILS.

We’ll lift off most likely from Home Studios and head out to Brooklyn…

More details to come. Stay tuned!

Oh and please SPREAD the word. Even if you don’t live in NY and can’t make it, you may know people in NY who can.

Thank you guys! I hope you find some solace in doing something.

ADDITIONAL NJ DROP OFF LOCATIONS and their needs :

Point Pleasant Care & Aid Station .
2138 Bridge Avenue (old Tally’s Dodge)
Point Pleasant, NJ 0872
Open: 8AM to 4PM daily
dry/canned goods, diapers and baby care products, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant), bottled H20, paper products (paper towels, napkins, tissues and toilet paper), can openers (lots of canned goods but not many openers!), cleaning Supplies (various cleaners, bleach, sponges, buckets, mops, brooms), cleaning masks (lots of people are dealing with mold and cleaning products with fumes), garbage Bags, cutlery,flashlights and batteries, etc., balnkets, sheets and new undies and socks

St. Gregory’s Pantry
804 Bay Avenue,
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Telephone No.732 892 8105
Email: stgregspantry@verizon.net
NORMAL Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
They have been collected through the early afternoon and serving meals from 2 to 6..best to call and find out.
Taking non perishable foods, paper products, cleaning supplies. No clothes or blankets

Calvary Lighthouse
1133 East County Line Rd.
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
732 363 1239
Taking EVERYTHING….including clothes

Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church
1120 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742
(732) 892-1660
Only clothes..

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People who are looking for Queens donation center. East Rockaway Fire Department is accepting. 473 Atlantic Avenue East Rockaway, NY 11518

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Two more places to donate to: www.kid-care.org for money. SHIP BLANKETS BABY ITEMS ETC…here:
Church of the nazarene
1414 central ave
Queens ny
11691
attn: rev les mullings/ Jill Martin
rev les phone # 646-789-1303

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Susan E. Wagner high school has tons of supplies, but no transportation to bring them anywhere. If you are in the area, stop by to pick up and help them disperse everything. 1200 Manor Road Staten Island, NY 10314

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Staten Islanders go to 3845 Richmond Ave by Amboy Rd – to pick up supplies. Can also continue to stop by the Midland Beach parking lot located at Father Capadano and Hunter Ave.

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Volunteers urgently needed at 2 locations below!

1. Shorefront Y (3300 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn)Volunteers needed for medical canvassing and Water/Food/Supply distribution up to stranded seniors at Coney Island/Brighton Beach/Sheepshead Bay. If possible, bring nonperishable food, flashlights w/ batteries, and blankets for distribution.

2. Warbasse -  Volunteers needed to bring food/water up to residents on top floors.

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People have been without food deliveries for days!!!
The 7-11 Seagirt Blvd (Beach 8th Street) Far Rockaway location is in dire need of assistance.

We need 50 or more volunteers to bring supplies with them.
They have NO WATER!!
They don’t have volunteers to run meals, food to 200 seniors stuck on top floors.
So what’s needed:

Manpower – 50 or more volunteers

Water (a lot)
Canned food
Toilet paper
Flashlights / batteries (URGENT)
Warm blankets (only new)
Leonard Petlakh text: 728-288-0574 (cell service is shaky)