Wildfire in the Rockaways

Dear Occupy Sandy Supporter, My family has lived in the Rockaways for over 15 years. Our community lost so much during Superstorm Sandy.  Our homes, school and churches were destroyed.  Our friends and families lost their jobs and businesses.  Rebuilding is necessary, but traditionally the Rockaway Peninsula has been rebuilt without our say. I want to change this, which is … Continue reading

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sandy Memorial Sculpture Unveiling Ceremony Saturday, October 26th

Contact Person: Sarah Quinter (347) 583-7177 Arverne, Queens: After more than ten months in the making, the Sea Song sculpture team has announced the unveiling ceremony of their collaborative Sandy memorial sculpture. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th, just in time for the one-year anniversary of the storm. Numerous Rockaway residents as well as Sandy recovery volunteers … Continue reading

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Update from Our Friends at the Sea Song Sculpture Team

Greetings Friends, Supporters and Hurricane Sandy Recovery Workers!  A collaborative Sandy memorial sculpture project made from salvaged storm debris is in progress, and an installation site in The Rockaways has been secured. The project coordinators, artists and community builders have been working hard to finish the half-ton steel substructure, and we are very excited to announce that it is nearing … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy: Volunteer Opportunities AND Invite to Climate Change Rally in DC on 2/17/13

Dear Occupy Sandy Network, On Sunday, February 17th, you are invited to the largest climate change rally ever in our nation’s capital.  Residents and volunteers from the Rockaways will be traveling to DC to take action to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. You can join them by signing up for a bus from your neighborhood. Bus lists can … Continue reading

Occupy Sandy: Volunteer Opportunities AND Invite to Climate Change Rally in DC on 2/17/13

Dear Occupy Sandy Network, On Sunday, February 17th, you are invited to the largest climate change rally ever in our nation’s capital.  Residents and volunteers from the Rockaways will be traveling to DC to take action to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. You can join them by signing up for a bus from your neighborhood. Bus lists can … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/29/13

Three months after the storm, New Yorkers continue to rebuild. Volunteers in the occupy sandy network are working tirelessly during these cold months, preparing and serving thousands of hot meals a day, attacking mold, and finding ways to bring warmth wherever possible.   Below you will find a list of ways to have their back, join their teams, and be a … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/29/13

Three months after the storm, New Yorkers continue to rebuild. Volunteers in the occupy sandy network are working tirelessly during these cold months, preparing and serving thousands of hot meals a day, attacking mold, and finding ways to bring warmth wherever possible.   Below you will find a list of ways to have their back, join their teams, and be a … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/24

Hey Folks – Volunteer opportunities this week are at these locations. If you have questions please contact 347-770-4520 or OccupySandyVolunteers@gmail.com. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Occupy Sandy Kitchen Location: St. John’s Church, 461 99th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Take R train to 95th St. stop. Exit station and go to 99th st. Make a left on 99th street and go towards Fort Hamilton Parkway. Left side. … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/24

Hey Folks – Volunteer opportunities this week are at these locations. If you have questions please contact 347-770-4520 or OccupySandyVolunteers@gmail.com. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Occupy Sandy Kitchen Location: St. John’s Church, 461 99th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Take R train to 95th St. stop. Exit station and go to 99th st. Make a left on 99th street and go towards Fort Hamilton Parkway. Left side. … Continue reading

Respond & Rebuild: Weekend Volunteers Needed

Almost three months after Hurricane Sandy, thousands of New Yorkers are still living with black mold.  Respond & Rebuild helps Rockaway residents get past a huge obstacle to rebuilding: mold remediation. It’s a tedious job and it’s important that it’s done well, and you can do it!  Sign up for a day of mold remediation at respondandrebuild.org.  Jobs are lined up in advance and … Continue reading

YANA Needs Volunteers for Flyering Vital Information to Sandy Survivors – Fri 1/18 & Sat 1/19

Hello everyone! We are doing a huge flyering campaign TOMORROW, Friday, January 18th, 2013. We’ll be dropping packets of winterizing, mold remediation, legal, and open medical clinic and pharmacy flyers in people’s mailboxes. We are pushing the winterizing, especially, in advance of the cold weather approaching.  We need volunteers to go door-to-door with these flyers Friday and Saturday, as well … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/16/13

Hey Folks! Below are some ongoing and upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island. We also have som great news from YANA. As always thank you so much for all the time and energy you’ve given to this effort. Please spread the word to your friends! Best, Occupy Sandy Extra! Extra! Tell the … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/16/13

Hey Folks! Below are some ongoing and upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island. We also have som great news from YANA. As always thank you so much for all the time and energy you’ve given to this effort. Please spread the word to your friends! Best, Occupy Sandy Extra! Extra! Tell the … Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunities as of 1/12/13 in Greenpoint, Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay, Staten Island and Bay Ridge!

Below are a list of excellent volunteer opportunities coming up this weekend all across the city in Greenpoint, Bay Ridge, Rockaways, Staten Island and Sheepshead Bay. Please check them out and as always thank you for your continued generosity of time, talents and spirit!  Solidarity, Occupy Sandy Rockaways Respond and Rebuild Location: Averne, (Rockaways), Pilgrim Church of Arverne, 7416 Beach … Continue reading

New Disaster Homeownership Repair And Rebuilding Fund

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is providing new funding for homeowners whose property was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Homeowners who have already qualified for FEMA housing assistance grants can now also obtain up to an additional $10,000 through the Governor’s Disaster Homeownership Repair and Rebuilding Fund. This is a grant, not a loan, and it does not need … Continue reading

Volunteers Needed in Sheepshead Bay, Rockaways and Sandy Storyline!

Hope the New Year has been treating you well so far. Below we have some canvassing, muck-out, mold remediation opportunities in Sheepshead Bay and Rockaways Also Sandy Storyline is looking for Regional Storytelling Coordinators, Front End Developers and social media mavens! Thanks for everything you do. Sheepshead Bay Occupy Sandy Sheepshead Bay 3081 Emmons Ave (Jumpin’ Bean) Daily 10 am-5 … Continue reading