Sandy Volunteer Update for Friday 11/30 – Sunday 12/2

Hey everyone

Below are some volunteer opportunities for this coming weekend.

Also – we’d love for you to tell us about your volunteer experience so far, and commitment in the future! Please fill out this brief surveyThis will help us know what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong and how we move forward together with the relief effort.

Thank you for everything you do.

 

FOOD DONATIONS 

Local Bee is organizing food donations through their online grocery store for Occupy Sandy. This offer is ending this Saturday (12/1/12) so any donations made will have to be before this weekend.

Help Families Recovering from Sandy

There are many families in our region still struggling greatly in the aftermath of Sandy. For that reason, we’ve teamed up with the good people at Occupy Sandy to bring our groceries to people in need. A lot of good people are involved with Occupy Sandy, a coordinated relief effort that is bringing resources and volunteers to neighborhoods and people impacted by the storm.

You can now place an order on our site that will be donated directly to the Occupy Sandy group. Just complete your order here and we’ll deliver it to one of their kitchens here in Brooklyn.

100% of the donated items will go to families in Brooklyn who could really use a helping hand. Just build a shopping cart with items that you would like to donate and we’ll do the rest.

Go to http://www.localbee.com/sandy-recovery.html to make food donations.

Orders can be made anytime before Saturday Dec 1st.

When placing your order, simply select “Hurricane Sandy Donation” as your Pickup Point.

To make it even easier to help, you can use the code DONATE to take 20% off of any order you will donate entirely to the Occupy Sandy effort.

 

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ROCKAWAYS

Occupy Sandy

Action Center 

5710 Beach Channel Drive

Far Rockaway NY 11692

Monday – Sunday / 10AM – 4PM

 

The Action Center is a community center that’s been acting as a relief center, medical unit and relief kitchen since the storm hit.

They’re seeking 10 volunteers per day to assist with general supply intake, unpack, org and distribution.

Any time commitment welcome, whether for a day, a week or a month!

Volunteers required to provide their own transportation to and from the center. Location is accessible by public transportation.

Indoor-to-outdoor carrying of supplies may be required. Volunteers recommended to bring gloves and warm clothes.

 

Occupy Sandy

Beach Channel Dr & Beach 38th St

Queens, NY 11691

Monday – Sunday

10AM – 4PM

St Gertrude’s is a church that’s been acting as a relief center, medical unit and meals/hot food center since the storm hit.

They’re seeking 10 volunteers per day to assist with general supply intake, unpack, org and distribution.

Any time commitment welcome, whether for a day, a week or a month!

Volunteers required to provide their own transportation to and from the center.

Indoor-to-outdoor carrying of supplies may be required. Volunteers recommended to bring gloves and warm clothes.

 

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STATEN ISLAND

World Cares Center

SI: Project Warmth continues!

Saturday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Distribution to take place in the New Dorp Beach/Cedar Grove area. Meeting location to be provided upon completion of registration.

Register HERE.

Volunteers will participate in the delivery of much needed sleeping bags to homebound residents without heat. Throughout distribution, volunteers will work with homeowners to fill out needs assessment surveys so that we may better serve survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers will be matched with teams and work in pairs to fill outstanding requests and canvass neighborhoods.

This project will involve sorting of donations, walking through neighborhoods, speaking compassionately with survivors, conducting surveys, and delivery of donations. Volunteers should come prepared to participate in the entire process. Wear sturdy closed toed shoes, long pants and sleeves, and layers for the cold. Bring a lunch and water with you. This project is not safe or appropriate for anyone under the age of 16. After signing up you, will receive information on the meeting address and team lead contact information.

Click here to sign up for this project.

This project is not safe or appropriate for anyone under the age of 16.

Physical labor is not required for this project but the neighborhood is dusty and has a great deal of debris. N95 masks can be provided to volunteers. All volunteers should dress comfortably and warmly in closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long sleeves. Gloves and hats are not a bad idea.

Contact Project Supervisor: Michelle, mbascome@worldcares.org

This project requires the transport of both supplies and volunteers. Vehicles are needed and much appreciated!

One comment on “Sandy Volunteer Update for Friday 11/30 – Sunday 12/2

  1. Hi , the restaurant that i work at would like to come down to volunteer is on of the relief kitchens . If you could please suggest where we would be most needed and what supplies we can bring I would really appreciate it. We will have certified chefs , prep and dishwashers. Last year I was able to join St. John s church in Brooklyn in their relief efforts and had a wonderful experiance. We are closed on Tuesdays and are looking to come from Rhode Island for one day Dec. 17th. I would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thank you -Amanda Gallagher