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

Volunteer Activities for Christmas Eve!

520 Clinton will be open Christmas Eve, Monday 12/24. Please come make the holidays brighter for Sandy Survivors. Here’s what’s happening at The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (520 Clinton) tomorrow! The church has also invited us to join them at 10pm for a special Christmas Eve service in the Church. Monday, December 24th, 12PM Holiday Festivity, Toy … Continue reading

Volunteer Activities for Christmas Eve!

520 Clinton will be open Christmas Eve, Monday 12/24. Please come make the holidays brighter for Sandy Survivors. Here’s what’s happening at The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (520 Clinton) tomorrow! The church has also invited us to join them at 10pm for a special Christmas Eve service in the Church. Monday, December 24th, 12PM Holiday Festivity, Toy … Continue reading

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Hurricane Distribution Center Being Shut Down By New York City Housing Authority

Tell NYCHA what you think. NYC wants to close the Action Center, which provides relief services to thousands each week. Sign The Petition The 57th Street Action Center has been operating as the central emergency distribution hub for the Arverne Queens area at the Ocean Bay Apartment houses since Hurricane Sandy struck the NYC area. The center distributes food, supplies, medical, and legal … Continue reading

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities This Weekend! 12/22 – 12/24

Show solidarity with Sandy Survivors through the holidays. Here are a few things happening this weekend! 520 Clinton Gift-wrapping and Card-making Party for Kids Saturday, December, 22nd, 10am-3pm 520 Clinton Ave. Wrap gifts and make holiday cards for children affected by Hurricane Sandy. We have toys, wrapping paper and art supplies but feel free to bring your own presents and … Continue reading

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities This Weekend! 12/22 – 12/24

Show solidarity with Sandy Survivors through the holidays. Here are a few things happening this weekend! 520 Clinton Gift-wrapping and Card-making Party for Kids Saturday, December, 22nd, 10am-3pm 520 Clinton Ave. Wrap gifts and make holiday cards for children affected by Hurricane Sandy. We have toys, wrapping paper and art supplies but feel free to bring your own presents and … Continue reading

Volunteer Update for 12/20: Help Needed in Rockaways, 520 Clinton, Red Hook, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island

We have a lot of work to be done this week. The People’s Medical Relief needs help spreading the word about free vaccine clinics in the Rockaways, 520 Clinton needs help tomorrow loading trucks with furniture, Red Hook and Sheepshead Bay has put the call out for volunteers every day of the week for a multitude of jobs and World … Continue reading

Respond & Rebuild: Holiday Days of Volunteer Action “Presents for Progress”

Dear Volunteers, Can you share some holiday spirit with us this season? Holiday Days of Volunteer Action “Presents for Progress” Saturday, December, 22nd Gift-wrapping and Card-Making Party for kids and families at 520 Clinton Avenue. Join us from 10-3 to wrap gifts and make holiday cards for children affected by Hurricane Sandy. We have toys, wrapping paper and art supplies … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

The USDA has approved New York State’s proposal on a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) initiative in New York City’s most devastated areas (please see the below and attached for specific information). The initiative has a limited duration of seven days and HRA will begin the application process on December 12, 2012. Application Transportation Information Eligible Zip Codes (Living … Continue reading

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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Shouldering the Costs: Who Pays in the Aftermath of Sandy? StrikeDebt Report

This report is a preliminary and living document highlighting the economic effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. It examines how the use of loans as the main form of “aid” to disaster-impacted communities is not effective at addressing individual or community needs. Further, the use of loans may lead to disastrous longer-term economic consequences for the impacted communities. 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

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

Legal Clinics Nov. 23-Dec. 1

Friday, November 23 10AM-3PM NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) Beach 25th St & Seagirt Ave, Far Rockaway (Queens) Saturday, November 24 11AM-4PM Common Law 336 Beach 38th Street Sunday, November 25 12PM-4PM 596 Acres & UnLocal 336 Beach 38th Street 10:30-2:30PM YANA Between 112 and 113th Street on Rockaway Beach Boulevard City Bar Justice Center 1-4pm 1128 Olympia Ave … Continue reading