November 1, 2012 @ 03:15 pm by Jacqui Lewis
Here are ways you can contribute to Hurricane Sandy's relief effort:
- You are invited to assemble and distribute brown bags of prepared food in the East Village on Sunday, November 4. We will pack food items at 9 am and 10 am and distribute after worship at 122 Second Avenue. Email Minister Tricia Sheffield at firstname.lastname@example.org, to be a part this.
- Our partners at the Interfaith Assembly for Homelessness and Housing have organized door-knocking downtown at 200 Madison Street (cross-street is Rutgers Street) on Saturday morning. They''ll be checking on residents and helping distribute aid and identify at-risk residents that need help. For more information, including directions, click here.
Here are organizations who are assisting with the relief:
- New York Cares
- NYC Service
- Lower East Side Recovers
- Staten Island Recovers
- Red Hook Recovers
- Astoria Recovers
- American Red Cross in Greater New York (520 West 49th Street, 877-733-2767)
- RCA Church World Services
For questions about access to power, food and other frequently asked questions after the storm, see this resource: http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/nov/01/your-post-sandy-questions-answered/
Huffington Post's "Hurricane Sandy: How To Help & What You Need To Know" is also helpful: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/hurricane-sandy-how-to-help_n_2045622.html
The Interfaith Assembly for Homelessness and Housing is also compiling a list of volunteer opportunities to aid with hurricane relief. That can be found here.
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