How to Lend a Helping Hand During Post-Sandy Recovery [Updated]

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Nicole Malliotaki via Gothamist
Help is urgently needed in Staten Island, and the ferry and train are now running.

Here are some ways to help with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts:

  • The Bowery Mission is looking for help through their Twitter feed.

  • You can donate Blood.

  • In Red Hook, food is being distributed in three areas. If you have any spare goods, some of these spots are also taking donations.
  • Donate clothing at CAAAV in Chinatown.

  • BRIC has resources for musicians and artists following the storm.

  • From Iridium Jazz Club:
    They are collecting non-perishables to deliver to The Rockaways tonight (November 2nd) and tomorrow. They are collecting at Ellen's Stardust Diner at 51st & Broadway.

  • Time Out New York and New York Magazine both have lists on how to help as well.

  • UPDATE: WNYC has a good list of places to volunteer.

    FURTHER UPDATES: New Amsterdam Market is spearheading a clean-up of the Front Street area, badly hit by Sandy, including the market offices and surrounding businesses beginning at noon on Sunday. Gloves, food, and water will be provided to volunteers.

    Volunteer opportunities and supplies needed at Occupy Sandy

    Sandy Pet Drive at 32 Avenue A (between 2nd and 3rd streets) starting at noon and running till 3pm.

    Via Gothamist: Staten Island needs your help today (Sunday). Staten Island Ferry is now up and running, and there's limited train service from the ferry terminal, allowing you to reach the areas of greatest storm impact.

    Follow the #dineoutNYC hash tag on twitter to see what's going on in a movement to help reopened restaurants by simply eating in them, and to see what your favorite chefs are tweeting about the recovery of their restaurants.

    @sandyrelief offers a massive list of volunteer opportunities, organized by borough and neighborhood. Find one near you.

    Donate to GOLES for Lower East Side Relief.

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    I am shocked that no article has been written nor a mention via the airwaves that President Obama visited Jersey and then departed for Las Vegas, where he was hosted by Eva Longoria. All of this without even visiting any of the Burroughs. Regardless of affiliation, this is inexcusable. And it is the second time, as the same took place after the embassy attacks. Now, I could let that slide, as it was overseas, however to see the President walking the streets of Staten Island, etc. would surely be an infusion of calm for those devastated at this time. And, there is no point in saying anything about Romney continuing to campaign. He is not the President. It is not his job. President Obama is enjoying the life of a celebrity a little too much. This natural disaster has occurred in his back yard. It's time to check on the neighbors, not to mention preparing them for yet another hit by this predicted nor'easter.


    @MsNormaDesmond Manhattan for traffic purposes I'm sure. What about Staten island? And what about now that days have passed? There is just no way to accurately direct FEMA, which for sure needs guidance, if you have not seen it firsthand yourself. Bloomberg has a bizarre way of handling things. Keep the President out yet let thousands in to run a Marathon?

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