How to Help…October 31, 2012
The waters have receded, the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. The East Coast has a long recovery period ahead. I feel so very lucky to be safe and sound in my Brooklyn abode and at the same time, very sad to see the tragic scenes of our beloved city in shambles and the pictures of what used to be a scene of great Jersey joy, now in ruins.
Mother Nature – you are beautiful, strong and a constant reminder of how fragile we are. Sending love and strength to everyone.
Here are some wonderful ways to help folks in need:
Please consider emergency donation now to Masbia. They are feeding 500-plus evacuated seniors: https://www.masbia.org/donate.asp.
* There is a Masbia location on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park.
Red Hook Recovers
This is a recovery organizing site for New York’s Red Hook neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at OWS and community organizations on the ground: https://redhook.recovers.org/
Email email@example.com with your name, email address and borough. There will be ways to volunteer today and over the next week as opportunities arise.
One of the city’s 76 shelters, including Forest Hills High School
If nothing else, one can always just show up at a local site and volunteer there: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html.
Uri L’Tzedek – organization will be going around to homes of senior citizens to make sure they have food & water. http://www.utzedek.org/donate.html
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