Here in Park Slope we were remarkably lucky to have avoided any damage from the hurricane, but we are heartsick for all our friends, family and neighbors who were not as fortunate. We are all working hard to pitch in any way we can. If you are looking for a way to help, here are some local drop off points for donations.
Other donation and assistance information:
Park Slope Parents has partnered with the Old Stone House to launch the Neighbors in Need Hurricane Drive, so you can donate electronically.
The Red Hook Initiative is also coordinating relief and support efforts. They can be contacted at 718-858-6782, and their office is at 767 Hicks Street.
There’s an effort underway to helo clean up Sheepshead Bay.
To donate food and flashlights to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, contact them at 917-975-5623. To help transport donated items to shelters in The Rockaways and South Brooklyn, contact councilmember Steve Levin’s office at 718-875-5200.
NYC Service has been a great resource for those looking to help out. If you email your name and borough to firstname.lastname@example.org, they’ll be in touch.
Over at Congregation Beth Elohim, they’re looking for volunteers to help prepare food to be brought to the armory. Candles, batteries, flashlights, water, and non-perishables for Red Hook shelters are also being collected there.
Prospect Park’s third annual Walk-a-Thon is Saturday at 9 AM. All funds raised will go towards repairing the park, which lost over 300 trees.
To donate blood, drop by Methodist Hospital at the times specified in the link
The Red Cross is also looking for volunteers.
Link to this post: http://lioninthesunps.com/2012/11/happenings/hurricane-relief/trackback/