As many of you already know, New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy over Halloween weekend. While the resolve and community of New Yorker’s during hard times is a stunning thing to behold, there is a lot of work that is going into sustaining New York right now and the destruction is great. Below is a compiled list of ways you can help the effort. During times of trouble in NY local media outlets can be integral for getting out information quickly. It would be impossible to credit them all but an enormous thanks to my local outlets:
Greenpointers, Gothamist, Brokelyn, Brooklyn-based, NYT, The Atlantic, Bon Appetit, Hyperallergic as well as HOY, Yoko Ono and the many many others who provided information on how to help or on understanding the storm:
Jen Bekman is donating profits from 2 pieces to Sandy
New Amsterdam Building
EatSleepDraw is donating profits from Mini Sketch Books
Bell House Open Mic on Sunday
Temporary Residence Ltd is donating 20% of the profits to Sandy
Coney Island Aquarium
L angoliers Jewelry Auction (100% of bid on chandelier goes to Sandy relief efforts)
FOOD DROP LOCATIONS: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html
FREE EXERCISE AND SHOWERS: http://www.mysportsclubs.com/default.htm?utm_source=Hurricane+Sandy+links+for+relief+efforts&utm_campaign=sandy+relief+&utm_medium=email
Donating Goods (Local) :
DONATION LOCATIONS (Greenpointers): http://www.thegreenpointers.com/
WNYC (Donations by borough): http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/oct/30/how-help-hurricane-sandy/
House of Yes will be acting as a hub donation drop off point for Sandy victims in Far Rockaway 10am-10pm Sunday through Thursday
****NO CLOTHING ACCEPTED*** ACCEPTING: Water, Food, Flashlights, Batteries, Candles, Work Gloves, Bleach, Brooms, Shovels, Blankets, Coats, Etc. Please check relief group websites for updated and ongoing lists of what is needed!
The American Legion (519 Leonard @ Driggs) is accepting donations until 4pm (Sunday 11/4) today. NO CLOTHES. They really need over the counter meds such as aspirin, throat spray and personal hygiene items.
The NYCC Downtown Brooklyn office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and is in urgent need of donated supplies, which can be dropped off at their conveniently-located office. They’re also accepting volunteers—especially those with vehicles who can help deliver aid. Have questions? EmailInfo@nycommunities.org or call (347) 410-6919 extension 286. Their address is 2-4 Nevins St, 2nd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11217.
In an effort to help New York neighborhoods in need, SculptureCenter will be serving as a depot for donated supplies through this weekend. We’ll have hot coffee and tea on hand, and we will be waiving our suggested admission.
POLLING SITE CHANGES IN NEW YORK: http://www.elections.ny.gov/CountyBOEStormInfo.html
NY has toll-free number for voters with questions about voting, poll site changes and absentee ballots: 1-855-NYS-SANDY (1-855-697-7263) #nyc #votingDispelling myths:
Eyebeam suffered significant water damage (water up to 3 ft high during surge), cleaning out the space and salvaging valuables and works this week. We need volunteers to help save archive, all formats (VHS, CD, Mini-Disc, etc). Experts needed to help restore. Call Marko: (646) 284-4187
If your creative organization or business was affected and needs volunteers or will be seeking rebuilding funds and would like to be listed in upcoming weekly listings, or newsletters/recaps please contact at the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) com with a link or more information.