We’d like to thank everyone who has donated items for the hurricane relief. The response has been tremendous. If you are still interested in donating more items please do so at any of these places:
More locations to come as we confirm.
In the meantime here’s a wonderful note from the folks at LIC Market
who organized their drive this past weekend:
Today’s drive was fantastic! Bag after bag was dropped off throughout the day.
We sent about 10 FULL carloads to the following locations:
- Jimmy Van Bramer’s office (which I’m sure you know was also a drop off/volunteer site). They were then moving stuff to the Rockaways and (I believe) Red Hook.
- The Church of St Luke & St Mary (Clinton Hill- 520 Clinton Ave). From there items were being sorted and sent to Rockaways, South Brooklyn and Staten Island. I coordinated this thru sirecovers.org
- A drop off site in Astoria (I think the the site is a private residence so we should not list the address), which was coordinating trips to Rockaways. I also coordinated this thru recovers.org
The community’s generosity was overwhelming. People were incredibly generous with their donations, their time, and their willingness to drive (esp when many of them had very little gas).
At this time our request list is: water, non-perishable food, blankets, towels, warm clothing (only essential warm clothing- many centers have too much clothing at this time), socks, underwear, shoes, baby food and baby supplies, toiletries (including soap & hand sanitizer), cleaning supplies, paper towels, bleach, batteries, flashlights, lanterns, demolition tools (pry bars, sledge hammers, heavy duty garbage bags, tarps, rakes, shovels, push brooms, work gloves, goggles) batteries (A, AAA, C, D) & phone chargers.
But this list will probably be updated thru the day as we get feedback from coordinators at the centers
**We will definitely need volunteers to drive items to drop off points** which will most likely be Astoria and Clinton Hill. Also, we can definitely use volunteers that would be able to drive to Staten Island
If there are any drop-off points in LIC that are not listed here, please email us the address and the hours at email@example.com