Since Hurricane Sandy and the creation of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, the fund has raised $1 million, with donations still coming in. Support has come from individual donors online and via mobile, numerous fundraising events, and many more supporters. Walmart gave $25,000 donation and Greenlight Bookstore donated $2000. The Brooklyn Community Foundation also sent out two requests for proposals for nonprofits working to improve community-wide coordination efforts in coastal Brooklyn. Check out all those details here. If you’d like to donate $10, text BROOKLYN to 25383. And here are more ways to donate through the Brooklyn Recovery Fund.
- Jerry Seinfeld designated the fund as one of the charities that will benefit from his three upcoming New York City area shows.
- Junior’s Restaurant is donating $5 from the sale of each pumpkin cheesecake sold at all 3 New York locations to the fund through November.
- A Bell House Comedy benefit is scheduled for Nov. 25 featuring Eugene Mirman, Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac and Jon Glaser.
- The Brooklyn Flea and Smorg are collecting donations at each of their markets through the winter
- Edible Brooklyn’s “How to Holiday” event will benefit the fund.
- Ariel Property Advisors are aiming to raise $10,000 in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
- Rolling Orange Bikes is donating $5 from each bike rental.
- And there are still many ways to volunteer in person.