Since super storm Sandy ripped through New York, neighborhoods in all the boroughs have been reeling from the effects. For some, the enormity of the loss is just sinking in. Although we’ve seen a lot of help in a lot of places, and some great people have stopped by to lend their efforts, more is still needed. Want to help out? Not sure how? Volunteer in Brooklyn.
Many groups have been newly formed to help direct and coordinate local efforts, and many existing organizations are re-channeling their strengths to get people and supplies out there to help those most in need. There are lots of great ways to volunteer in Brooklyn.
The generosity we’ve seen so far has been amazing – Keep it coming – Here’s how!
PLACES TO VOLUNTEER IN BROOKLYN
Neighbors Together is committed to ending hunger and poverty in the Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Facebook Group Judaism
Help seniors that are trapped in their apartments.
Contact: Jacob Stolar
Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department
Support the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department. All donations will go towards rebuilding the fire department and the town. Food and clothing accepted at the Fire Station.
Red Hook Recovers
Volunteer your time and/or money for Red Hook.
Phone: (347) 770-1528
NYC Marathon of Relief 2012 (NYC MORE 2012)
The amazing powers intended to make the NYC marathon happen have been re-channeled to help the city recover. www.facebook.com/Nyc2012MarathonOfRelief
Breezy Point Hurricane Sandy Information
Coordinating meeting places and donations for this very hard-hit neighborhood.
The Occupy Movement is channeling its powerful resources of activism to coordinating resources and volunteers. www.interoccupy.net/occupysandy
Facebook Group For Volunteer Information
Red Hook Initiative
Helping out Coney Island and the Rockaways
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Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
Organizing food, supplies, and help
Phone: (718) 768-3814
Gowanus Ball Room
Save Gownaus Ballroom Fundraiser
Saturday, November 24, 6pm
Some of these sites have short contact forms to fill out to help the groups in their organization efforts; others give simple, explicit details about where to show up and when. Find one that works for you. Brooklyn needs you.