After Sandy: Neighbors Helping Neighbors In South Brooklyn
Where to start after Hurricane Sandy? There is so much need, so much clean-up to undertake.
Many are organizing relief efforts in South Brooklyn to help those who are in need. More are willing and able to donate food, supplies and/or a few hours to help our neighbors in storm ravaged Red Hook and Gowanus.
Below are just some of the efforts. I will be adding to these fundraiser/ relief events. So keep on checking.
â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡Sacred Hearts - St. Stephen Food and Clothing Collection
"While the devastation and damage experience by those in Staten Island and the Rockaways are more sever and serious, thousands in the communities of Red Hook and Gowanus have also lost their homes, possessions and currently are without electricity, heat and some without water. Please do not forget about these areas which also need help.
The parish family if Sacred Hearts - St. Stephen, 108 Carroll Street will be collecting dry foods and non-perishable items along with coats and clothing to give to our neighbors in Red Hook and along the Gowanus Canal. Collections will be taking place in the rectory garage located in the church yard behind the rectory and accessible via the Carroll Street driveway. The main collection day will be on Sunday, November 4th . Volunteers are need to help collect sort and distribute goods as well."
â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡â¡The Cobble Hill Think Tank is collectingâ¦"A Hill of Beans" for our neighbors in Red HookPlease donate:
- cans of beans
- bags of dried beans
- coffee beans (ground)
- bags of rice
- canned fruits and vegetables
- blankets, coats, warm clothes
Bring your donations to The Cobble Hill Think Tank,
274 Court Street (across from the Cobble Hill Cinema)
All donations will be distributed to the Red Hook Initiative, www.rhicenter.org
Itâs not enough, but it's a start.
Tammy of Orange You Glad In organizing a fundraiser for the Food Bank. She writes:
We are planning a fundraiser at OYG for the Food Bank. Actually, we were planning this prior to Sandy and now we are trying to double our efforts and goals. Basically we are having a one day draw-a-ton on Friday November 16th. In exchange for donations we are going to have a roster of nyc based artists creating drawings (that we'll then send out to the donators).
We are hoping to raise $4k (if not more).
Anyway, I wanted to reach out to you to see if you could post a little something about the fundraiser. We'll be taking donations up until the 16th. There is a bit more info on this site. Donations go directly to the food bank.
We are also looking to fill a few seats with local artists who might want to stop by for the day and donate their talents.
For all information, click here: http://draw.orangeyouglad.com