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
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!
Brokelyn Blog about Places to Volunteer this Weekend
Added Value, Red Hook
Donating to Animal Victims
Central Brooklyn Pickup Spots to Donate to Far Rockaways
Donate at Brooklyn Kitchen
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope
Canvassing LES on Bike to assess needs
Committe Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) organizing to help folks in Chinatown
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and will will add them to this blog!
For the Birds