Donation Update

An update on donations and volunteering:
*Much to its delight, Corcoran has been inundated with donations and has sent more than six carloads to a church organization distributing in the Rockaways and Breezy Point. Keep them coming, says Corcoran. The needs have changed slightly. There is a great need for cleaning supplies such as brooms, buckets, dustpans, mops and bleach.
*Above, so many people showed up to help out at the Red Hook Initiative in Red Hook over the weekend that volunteers were being turned away. Volunteers are still needed in the neighborhood this week, though. Just show up at 402 Van Brunt Street from 10 am to 5 pm. Supplies needed: water pumps, cleaning supplies, generators. Bring power tools if you are able. Also, needed at 173 Conover Street: cleaning supplies, diapers, wipes, candles, feminine products, blankets, batteries.
*If you want to help out in the Rockaways, Coney Island, and other areas still without electricity and water, drop by St. Jacobi’s church on 4th Avenue and 54th Street in Sunset Park, where Occupy is dispatching volunteers and supplies to the hardest-hit areas. Thousands volunteered over the weekend, and thousands more are needed this week, said the group’s Facebook page on Saturday. Volunteers with cars and gas are especially needed.
*New York Methodist at 501 Sixth Street in Park Slope needs blood donations. Please stop by today.

3 Comment

  • I just want to say that the response in Red Hook by volunteers was unprecedented. I hope that all affected home owners and businesses will take (and took) advantage of the help offered. The volunteers that helped us were tireless and took charge when emotions started to break down from the overwhelming stress of it all. Once my house is livable again I plan on giving back in the same way. I learned a lot from the generosity of strangers.

  • I will never,ever malign OWS or hipsters again. In Red Hook, they’re a modern day cavalry.

  • Went to the Red Hook Initiative today (Monday) and was put to work almost immediately. If you can go during the week they will definitely be able to use you, as well as any cleaning supplies/shovels/mops you bring along. Waterproof boots or shoes are recommended – a lot of basements are still being pumped out.