Weekend Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort Updates

 

 

Hi All,

Just reporting that all of us birds were lucky to have fared well through the storm, but obviously there is tremendously urgent need for help in parts of the city that were hit.  Here’s a collection of useful links we’ve compiled for those who might have some free time to help out or items to donate this weekend.  One of the amazing parts of this storm has been to watch the strength of the community response, often with neighbors helping neighbors even before federal aid could arrive.  Below are some ways you can connect to those grassroots efforts and make a real difference right away!

Occupy Sandy Drop Off Centers; frequently updated

Oh/My/Rockness General Info

Brooklyn Street Art Blog Weekend Volunteering Options

New York Blood Center Blood Banks and Drives for donation

NYC Food and Water Distribution Sites

Amazing Google Map of Volunteer Options

Rank and Filer Radical Social Service Workers Sandy Round-Up

Food Trucks Giving out Food in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Third Root Community Health Center Storm Support All-Day Gathering and Fundraiser

Donate Unused NY Marathon Hotel Reservations to Displaced Families

Rent your apartment or space to a needy Sandy family or individual displaced by the storm!

Brooklyn:

Brokelyn Blog about Places to Volunteer this Weekend

Added Value, Red Hook

Red Hook Recovers

Donating to Animal Victims

Central Brooklyn Pickup Spots to Donate to Far Rockaways

Willie May Rock Camp Organizing

Brooklyn Volunteer

Sheepshead Bay

Donate at Brooklyn Kitchen

Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope

Manhattan:

Lower East Side Recovers

Canvassing LES on Bike to assess needs

East River Co-Op organizing

Committe Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) organizing to help folks in Chinatown

Elsewhere:

New Jersey!!

Staten Island

Drop off sites to help Staten Island

Updates about Conditions in Haiti from the Nation

Petition from 350.org about addressing climate change

Updates from Safe Horizon about open programs (most re-opened November 1)

There will be a stoop sale this Saturday in Bed Stuy called “Boroughs without Borders,” in honor of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the victims. It will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 am to 5 pm at 525 Halsey Street (between Stuyvesant and Malcolm X).

If you have any additions, feel free to leave them below in the comments section or email us at forthebirdscollective@gmail.com and will will add them to this blog!

With Love,

For the Birds