Volunteer Update for November 2nd – Here’s Where We Need your Help!

Every single one of you is an angel. Thank you for being so compassionate, generous and responsive.

Stay tuned for hubs being set up in Staten Island, Coney Island.

We are just getting started with New Jersey also!

Here’s what we have on deck for tomorrow:

 
FOR UPSTATE VOLUNTEERS – GAS & ALT ENERGY SOURCES
Please be aware that there is a massive shortage of gas and energy sources. If you are upstate and want to fill up portable gas containers or if you have any bio diesel generators and can drive them in – we need them desperately.

Our main drop off location for gas is St. Jacobi’s Church 5406 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, but you can also bring it to any of the other drop-off locations that can be found here: http://occupysandy.net/

 
SUPPLIES
If you are only interested in dropping off or collecting supplies and food please go to http://occupysandy.net/ for specific items to get and where to drop them off.

Also – tell your friends!!! Get them to donate and cook. We had a woman who did outreach in her apartment building in Harlem by slipping fliers underneath everyone’s door asking for supplies. It works! Feel empowered to self-organize!

 
VOLUNTEERING & SUPPLIES NEEDED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

 
MANHATTAN – CHINATOWN
see: http://occupysandy.net/chinatown

CAAAV (open 10am-5pm)
46 Hester St Frnt A

Volunteers and Supplies Needed
CAAAV is really swamped with people seeking aid. Many are elderly and non-English speakers who are having a hard time. Volunteers are requested to come to the location to help. There is a special need for volunteers who can speak Mandarin. For more information and specific supply needs visit http://occupysandy.net/chinatown

 
LOWER EAST SIDE
see: http://occupysandy.net/les

Location #1
Nazareth Housing
206 E. 4th street
Contact: Michael Callaghan (212) 471-7017
We urgently need food, water, flashlights, batteries, candles.
We need a few volunteers here to help coordinate the supply donations as they come in.

Location #2
Goles (open 11/2 12pm-6pm)
169 Ave. B btwn 10th and 11th

This is our new LES campaign headquartered out of GOLES, 169 Ave B. We need food water flashlights batteries candles and gas. Volunteers are needed for teams going into neighborhoods to check on and supply disabled, elderly and those who cannot get aid on their own. we have many buildings who need help. Please help us help them! come to GOLES @ 12pm. we’ll finish at 6pm. Just show up or contact: GOLES office 212-358-1223. or call goldi at 917-382-9868.

 
BROOKLYN – SUNSET PARK WITH CONNECTIONS TO CONEY ISLAND, HOWARD BEACH & FAR ROCKAWAY

Please come to St. Jacobi Church 5406 4th Ave Sunset Park tomorrow as early as 10am and throughout the day. We will be transporting volunteers and supplies throughout the day to Coney Island, Howard Beach and Far Rockaway.

You can catch a ride to Sunset Park from any of the Brooklyn drop-off locations at 12pm or 3pm. Find all the Brooklyn hubs on http://occupysandy.net

If you have a car please come to St. Jacobi Church before going to Far Rockaway or Coney Island so you can get instructions and have supplies to bring with you.

Please check http://occupysandy.net/sunsetpark for specific needs to bring.

 
TELL YOUR HURRICANE RELIEF STORIES:
We’d love to hear your stories of working with Occupy to provide relief, or receiving aid from Occupy volunteers! Please go here to submit your story: http://occupiedstories.com/submit

Thanks for all you are doing to help!

Occupy Sandy Team

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One comment on “Volunteer Update for November 2nd – Here’s Where We Need your Help!

  1. Is anyone driving or getting transportation up to the Northeast from the Southeast? I don’t have tons of money, but I want to help with whatever I can.