Respond & Rebuild: Clean-Up Volunteers in the Rockaways!

Clean-Up Volunteers in the Rockaways! Volunteer opportunities available all week long! Volunteers work intimately with residents, picking through flood damaged belongings and gutting out flood damaged residences. It’s people helping people to pick up the pieces of a life, and with each person working, each couch thrown away, each wall pulled down, a little more healing, peace, friendship and light … Continue reading

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Family to Family Program Helps Sandy Victims for the Holiday Season

Family to Family Program Helps Sandy Victims for the Holiday Season

This holiday, Queens is starting the Family to Family program. The program has one goal in mind: to bring one family together with another.
Local families from areas affected by Hurricane Sandy will be matched up with individuals and volunteer families in local NYC areas to work toward making this holiday season one of joy and remembrance for all. Affected families need only fill out their name and contact information in order to be matched with a volunteer who can help them with gifts, decorations, services, food, and any other specific needs. For volunteers, the only two qualifications for being a part of this program are a big heart, and an open schedule. Continue reading

Mayor Bloomberg Visits the Rockaways

Urgent Call to Action and Bloomberg’s Stealth Visit to an Occupy Sandy relief distribution hub in the Rockaways

New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, stepped out of a helicopter midday Thursday in St. Camillus’ parking lot, ironically an Occupy Sandy relief distribution hub in the Rockaways, Queens. The visit had been kept under wraps and not listed on his official schedule. Watch this video, read the statement and stay informed and pledge your support for the communities most affected by Sandy that are still in dire need! Continue reading

Action Alert: Support the Community Hub at 489 Midland Ave, Staten Island

The Mayor’s Office Threatens Imminent Eviction of 24/7 Community-run Hub Take Action! Stand in Support, Friday November 30, 1pm Come to 489 Midland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306 to stand in support Volunteers requested to help move the hub to 100% private property Contact the Mayor Demand the Mayor’s office end community hub eviction and instead support hubs with space … Continue reading

Volunteer clean-up opportunity in Rockaways – Sat 12/1 & Sun 12/2

Spots available Saturday and Sunday So you’re looking to volunteer, huh? Well have we got an opportunity for you! Put on your dirty clothes and lets get to work in the Rockaways. Volunteers work intimately with residents, picking through flood damaged belongings and gutting out flood damaged residences. It’s people helping people to pick up the pieces of a life, … Continue reading

Volunteers Needed in Bay Ridge Saturday 12/1 and Sunday 12/2

Saturday we need 30 volunteers to prepare meals and then clear out the kitchen prep and pantry room by 2pm to make room for benefit concert. Kitchen opens 7:30am. Sunday need 30 volunteers to move everything back in starting 8am and start preparing meals. St John’s Episcopal Church 461 99th St Brooklyn, NY 11209 Contact: (347) 465-7430 More Location … Continue reading

Jacobi Distribution Hub is Closing – Here is What You Need to Know

The main distribution hub at Jacobi is closing, and 520 Clinton is as well for Warehousing/Distribution. However, the work of Occupy Sandy is nowhere near over. Until further notice… New volunteers should go to 520 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill for orientation and car dispatch. Volunteers with kitchen experience (even minimal) can report directly to the Occupy Sandy Kitchen at … Continue reading

Update on New York State Toll Waivers

Below describes the DOT vehicles and the Red Cross Volunteer toll waiver that has been approved and what the driver needs to say and provide to the toll collector for toll free travel. Presently this includes other outside agencies, relief organizations and companies or volunteers responding to the relief effort for Hurricane Sandy. This is done by the driver of … Continue reading

OSNJ Volunteer Opportunities For Saturday, 11/24/12

IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone planning to participate in “muck-outs”, house-guttings, or other demolition work should wear waterproof boots, waterproof work gloves, and heavy duty work clothes. If possible, please bring some OSHA-approved N92 or N95 face-masks, though most sites will provide volunteers with this critical piece of safety equipment. Pennsylvania Philadelphia – Main OSNJ Distribution Hub Location: Transport Workers Union Local … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading

Clean Up Monday 11/19

More Volunteer Clean-Up Opportunities!! Muck, Gut, Clean or Drive 8am – 4pm in Rockaway Park   We’ve updated the calendar with new Clean-Up Volunteer opportunities. Check it out:   THANK YOU, Occupy Sandy – Respond & Rebuild

Sandy Volunteer In Person Meeting – Tuesday 11/20

Dear Occupy Sandy Community! Occupy Sandy formed out of crisis not to perform disaster relief, but to build long-term relationships with communities and to fight against disaster capitalism. As we move into the fourth week of the Occupy Sandy project, we need to ensure that communication is accessible to everyone involved and decisions on how we move forward are made … Continue reading