Sandy Volunteer Update: Sunday 11/18

Hello Sandy Volunteers!

Below is what is on deck for tomorrow, Sunday 11/18 with some special calls from thanksgiving preparations for Coney Island, Red Hook, Sheepshead Bay, Rockaways, and various locations in New Jersey.

Also included is some important info about Thanksgiving – more will be coming out on that too so continue to keep your eyes peeled.

Have a great Saturday night!


The Occupy Sandy team



At our main distribution centers (Jacobi and 520 Clinton), you can just show up. You can also catch shuttles there to the Rockaways and other relief sites. We request that new volunteers come to either Jacobi or 520 Clinton as their first stop in order to receive important training and information. Please also visit our Resources Page for important safety information for volunteers.

Also – RED HOOK NEEDS HELP please lend a hand!



Updated Nov 7, 1pm

DETAILS: For goods donations/requests and inventory needs

TIMES: 9-5 daily
CONTACT: (347) 770-1528


Visit our community pages to see specific needs there:


For more specifics or if you are interested in making material donations please check our interactive map on our websites and




The Sheepshead Bay Pop-Up Recovery needs a big crew of volunteers this weekend to help remove debris from people’s homes and help with mold removal. People who can do heavy lifting and who aren’t afraid to get dirty are highly needed! You will be working in an amazing community alongside residents with incredible stories. Please come to our Pop-Up Recovery Site on the corner of Emmons Ave & Brown St. We’re open between 10 am- 5 pm tomorrow Sunday.

Heavy duty garbage bags, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, borax, sponges, mops, heavy gloves, water, batteries and snack food are needed.





**Jersey City
(Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne)

We will need volunteers to help with deliveries out to local shelters and food pantries from 10am to 2pm on Sunday.


**New Brunswick
Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen

We need the following supplies:

– Non-perishable foods
– Baby formula
– Diapers


New Hope Baptist Church:

We need lots of volunteers for sorting deliveries that come in hourly, go out just as fast. They serve 600 meals daily, lots to do.

St. John’s Soup kitchen:

We need people to take in deliveries, stock shelves.



Jersey Shore Dream Center [2901 18th Avenue, Wall, N.J.], needs volunteers.


Respond and Rebuild/Occupy Sandy

Construction & Clean-Up Volunteer Opportunity

Muck, Gut, Clean or Drive



Sunday, 11/18 8am – 4pm 


You do not need specific skills for this type of work, just a willingness to get dirty and help. Our experienced team leaders will guide your work efforts and keep you safe on the

job. If you do have experience or skills in construction, demolition, engineering, or environmental assessment, please let us know.


Three Easy Steps to Volunteer:

1. Follow this Link

2. Set up a New Account (click on “sign up now” found in lower right corner of sign-in box)

3. After you receive your registration confirmation email (be patient, this could take about 10 minutes), pick a slot on the volunteer calendar and get to mucking and gutting!


You can access this calendar from now on to sign up as more volunteer opportunities come up!




**St. Gertrude’s Church

ADDRESS: B38 beach channel drive
DETAILS: This is a great location for volunteers to go to on Sunday



Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York remains one of the most affected areas by Hurricane Sandy. To bring some joy and support to the people there, community activist and writer Kevin Powell is asking for your help leading into Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd:

1) We need to collect 2000 turkeys to be donated to residents of Coney Island. Fresh turkeys can be dropped off or shipped to:


Coney Island Generation Gap

2904 Neptune Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11224


If dropping off turkeys, please do so on these dates and times at the address above:

Tuesday, November 20 – 12noon-2pm

Wednesday, November 21 – 12noon-2pm


2) Also, 40-50 volunteers needed to distribute the turkeys on these dates

and times:

Tuesday, November 20 – 12noon-3pm

Wednesday, November 21 – 12noon-3pm


3) Finally, there is still a great need for as many warming/heating pads and blankets as possible, as many residents in Coney Island remain without heat. These items can also be dropped off or shipped to the address above.


PLEASE CONTACT Pamela Harris of the Coney Island Generation Gap (CIGG)

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