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While we were fortunate enough to make it though these two intense storms without much damage (except for losing a car), many others are still without homes.  If you have the time or money to help, please consider donating to these organizations.

via WNYC


The organization 596 Acres is posting volunteer opportunities on its Facebook site.

Fort Greene

Brooklyn Technical High School is looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve meals. They are also accepting donations of money and bagging clothing. 

Park Slope

Councilman Brad Lander says volunteers are needed at both the Park Slope Armory (8th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets) and John Jay High School (7th Avenue between 4th and 5th streets). He says you should be willing to put in a 6-8 hour shift. Kids cannot volunteer and should stay at home.

Park Slope Armory is an emergency shelter in need of volunteers and donations. In particular, they need overnight volunteers and donations of men's and women's clothing, sizes L, XL, XXL.

Red Hook

Red Hook Recovers is connecting volunteers and givers in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

The Red Hook Initiative is collecting toilet paper, water, candles, food, flashlights, cell phone chargers, batteries, paper towels, and paper for printers.

Here are details on The Red Hook Initiative's operations for the week of Nov. 5:

Please report to 402 Van Brunt Street
10am - 5pm

Hot Meals
Hot meals should be delivered to 767 Hicks Street
11am - 6pm
Please tell us if you plan to deliver hot food and at what time. We'd like to try to make sure we have enough and that we don't get too much knowing other communities need the same.
If you plan to bring a meal, send an email to food@rhicenter.org

Cleaning Supplies / Water Pumps/Generators
Please deliver to 402 Van Brunt Street
10am - 5pm

Canned Food/ Non-perishables / Flashlights/ Candles/ Blankets
Please deliver to 767 Hicks Street OR 
Good Shepherd Services, 173 Conover Street OR
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 98 Richards Street/ Verona Street
10am - 5pm


House of Yes: 342 Maujer Street, contact: Kae Burke (585) 217-7209. Accepting donations of supplies, food, water, but not clothing, from 10am-10pm through Friday.


Harlem: Volunteering and donation

Residence 47 St Nicholas Avenue, #4D between 112 and 113

938 St Nicholas Avenue, #25 corner of 157th and St Nicholas Avenue 

Lower East Side: 

Lower East Side Recovers is an effort to match volunteers and givers with people who have needs in the Lower East Side, coordinated by the folks at Occupy NYC and community organizations on the ground.

The Bowery Mission is accepting donations for the homeless at both locations. Volunteers should report only to the Bowery Street location. 45-51 Avenue D, (212)777-3424 and 227 Bowery (212) 674-3456.

Upper West Side: 

Brandeis High School on West 84th Street is in need of overnight volunteers.

Upper East Side:

Saloon NYC is accepting donations to the Rockaways and Broad Channel. Supplies and food (no clothing, please) dropped off there will be delivered to St. Francis des Sales church in Belle Harbor, NY. 1584 York Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (Between 83rd & 84th St) 212.570.5454


Staten Island Recovers is connecting volunteers and givers in the borough and @SIrecovers

SI Live has a list of organizations and locations accepting monetary donations and goods.

To register to foster a displaced animal on Staten Island, register with Anarchy Animal Rescue.


Astoria: Astoria Recovers is connecting volunteers and givers in the Queens neighborhood.

Breezy Point: Virginia's House of Hope is non-perishable foods, toiletries, diapers, clothing and clean-up supplies to people impacted by the disaster.

202-30 Rockaway Point Boulevard Breezy Point, Queens 11697

Howard Beach: St. Helen's Church has set up an emergency supply shelter and are accepting donations. In particular, they are asking for disposable soup bowls, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, baby formula, cleaning products and lip balm. The church is located at 8309 157th Avenue.

202-30 Rockaway Point Boulevard
Breezy Point, Queens  11697

Far Rockaway:

The Silver Gull Club is accepting donations to help Breezy Point. They are collecting batteries, flashlights, toiletries, water, food, blankets/bedding and other necessities. No clothing, please. 1 Beach 193rd Street (718) 634-1500

Occupy Sandy Relief has been collating drop-off locations, volunteer info and requests.

Drop-off location for goods like clothing, batteries food and water:

  • Firehouse on 59th street across from the train station - contact person: Jean Dupont 917.975.5623
  • Veggie Island - 96th Street and Rockaway Blvd.
  • Store Front Community Center - B113 and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Rockaway Recovery has instructions on how to aid in getting food and goods to Far Rockaway.

NYC Parks is looking for volunteers Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help aid in clean up and recovery, including Van Cortlandt Park and Orchard Beach in the Bronx,  Prospect Park and McCarren Park in Brooklyn, Happy Warrior Playground, Annunciation Park, Carl Schurz Park, Anne Loftus Playground and Randall's Island in Manhattan, and Brookville Park and Baisley Pond Park in Queens. You can follow @NYCParks on Twitter for updates on park cleanup needs.

Donate a Room: With the cancellation of the ING NYC Marathon, runners are being encouraged to donate their rooms to victims of Sandy seeking a room.

Written by Susan Domelsmith — November 08, 2012

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