Sandy Left a Mess, Here’s How You Can Help Clean Up

Below is a list of events across the city happening tomorrow and into the weekend. Please help wherever you can!

Queens

  • Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 10am-8pm: Drop off canned foods, clothes, and cleanup supplies at 8000 Cooper Avenue (the former Borders Bookstore site). For questions about the donation drive, please call Council Member Elizabeth Crowley’s office at 718-366-3900.
  • Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 10am-8pm: Drop off canned foods, and men’s, women’s and children’s coats, and blankets at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven, NY 11421. For questions about the donation drive, please call Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office at 718-805-0950.
  • Friday, November 2 – Saturday, November 3, 10am-1pmClick here to volunteer in Brookville Park or Baisley Pond Park with clean-up efforts.

Manhattan

  • Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 10am-1pmClick here to sign up to volunteer with clean-up efforts in Happy Warrior Playground, Annunciation Park, Carl Schurz Park, Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park), Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only) or Hudson River Park (Friday only).

Bronx

  • Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 10 am-1 pmClick here to volunteer with clean-up efforts in Van Cortlandt Park or Orchard Beach.

 

Shelters

NYC is currently sheltering over 6,000 hurricane evacuees at 15 consolidated shelter sites in all boroughs. They are looking for medical volunteers this week and at least through Monday to help provide urgent care and triage whether an individual needs to be sent to the ER.Non-physician staff are also needed to help register patients and coordinate the clinic

The shifts are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The longer shifts allow for continuity of care. If you cannot work the entire shift, you can be scheduled for the times you can come.

If you can volunteer now (or are interested for future emergencies), please register at http://nyc.gov/MedicaReserveCorps then call Maryanne 347-396-2723, Sharon 347-396-2744, or Sonia 347-723-2744 to schedule time/location

Volunteer Registration

New York Cares is accepting volunteer applications through their website, volunteers should create an account so they can be contacted if they are needed.

John Jay High School in Park Slope, which was set up as an evacuation shelter, is looking for volunteers to work six to eight hour shifts helping out. They are also seeking belts and clothing for men and children.

The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to assist in shelters throughout the region. Shifts are 12-hours and volunteers work over multiple days. Training will be afforded to those without experience. Sign up by filling out an online application here.

Sign up to Mayor’s office which is asking volunteers to register at NYC Service.

The Food Bank For New York City – see if your local pantry or kitchen can use volunteers by going to the locator.

The Humane Society of the United States and American Humane Society are seeking help animals in shelters.

 

For more info, check out:

This Google crisis map shows area Red Cross shelters and NYC evacuation centers. Borough President Marty Markowitz Tweeted this information earlier urging people to help.

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