Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Information – LiveBlog

Those who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy still need our help. The response has been overwhelming – but there is still so much to do. The Rockaways have received such a massive amount of clothing – they don’t have room to keep it at the shelters. But they are still in dire need of supplies. This post is updated by the hour so it is confirmed and up to date. If you know of a volunteer opportunity, please share it with us so we can share it with others. Email us at mama@themamasnetwork.com or find us on Facebook.

SUPPLY LIST:

8:00AM – Nov. 8th: NO MORE SUPPLIES RIGHT NOW. WHAT THEY NEED MOST ARE VOLUNTEERS

 

10:00AM – Nov. 7th: MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS Ponchos,Hand Warmers, Work gloves, latex gloves,flashlights with batteries, face masks, thick black contractor bags and eye protection and SOCKS.

CLEANING SUPPLIES Mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, clorox, buckets.

FOOD: For perishable food donations please call Leni at 646-296-0070 All other food should drop off in Astoria.

 

9:00AM – Nov. 7th: hand warmers, perishable food, and ponchos to help them weather the nor’easter coming our way.

 

11:00AM Nov. 6th: MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS are Work gloves, latex gloves,flashlights with batteries, face masks, thick black contractor bags and eye protection and SOCKS.

 

MOST ESSENTIAL MEDICINE ITEMS Baby cough medicine, BAND-AIDS, Neosporin, Ace bandages, Advil, Tylenol.

CLEANING SUPPLIES Mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, clorox, buckets.

ALSO NEEDED Food, diapers, wipes, toiletries, paper towels, blankets etc.

 

Thursday, November 8th – Volunteer Opportunity

8:00AM – VOLUNTEERS TODAY: Volunteers are in desperate need at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club at 302 Beach 87th St in Rockaway Beach as they were supposed to have 100 vols sent and they’ve just been cancelled last minute.. if you are traveling down to the Rockaways, do not bring stuff, bring people. Please being with you a pen and paper. Otherwise you can also SEE THIS MAP FOR VOLUNTEER OPPS IN ROCKAWAY. Everyone is in need of help. No need to call, just go down ready to work.

Volunteers Needed in Astoria Today Please report to 23-74 38th st. Web and phone savvy volunteers are needed throughout the day.

Volunteers are also needed in Manhattan at GOLES 169 Ave. B btw 10th and 11th. The transporting of volunteers and supplies from a main distribution center in Sunset Park happens throughout the day. If you can’t make it to the Rockaways, come to Brooklyn and we’ll get you there! St. Jacobi Church 5406 4th Ave

RIDE SHARES: We are working on a bus that will be leaving from Astoria to travel directly to the Rockaways on a daily basis however this takes a few days to coordinate. Please be patient while we work out the best way to get you where is most helpful.

DONATIONS: if you are traveling down to the Rockaways today, do not bring stuff, bring people.Volunteers are in desperate need at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club at 302 Beach 87th St in Rockaway Beach as they were supposed to have 100 vols sent and they’ve just been cancelled last minute.. There is an issue with distributing the proper supplies directly to the people in need in the Rockaways due to the weather. Unless you are intending to do independent outreach then please do not send supplies at this time.

Any essential questions please call Leni at 646-296-0070

DRIVERS: Please come to 23-74 38th Street and you will be given info and locations for drop off. You should also text Leni@ 646-296-0070 with questions.

Thank You in advance for your help!

 

Wednesday, November 7th – Volunteer Opportunity

11:45AM – NO VOLUNTEERS ALLOWED FOR THE REST OF TODAY IN THE ROCKAWAYS DUE TO MANDATORY EVACUATION NOTICE.
**Volunteers with computers and phones needed STAT at 23-74 38th Street.

10:00AM – VOLUNTEERS: The Rockaways are in need of volunteers on a constant basis. Please attempt to arrange your own rideshare. TODAY:Volunteers are in desperate need at the following locations 8600 Shore Front Parkway and The Rockaway Beach Surf Club at 302 Beach 87th St in Rockaway Beach. Please being with you a pen and paper. Otherwise you can also SEE THIS MAP FOR VOLUNTEER OPPS IN ROCKAWAY. Everyone is in need of help. No need to call, just go down ready to work.Volunteers Needed in Astoria Today to travel to outpost donation sites and distribute supplies to drivers. Please report to 23-74 38th st. Web and phone savvy volunteers are also needed at 23-74 38th st throughout the day.

 

Volunteers are also needed in Manhattan at GOLES 169 Ave. B btw 10th and 11th. The transporting of volunteers and supplies from a main distribution center in Sunset Park happens throughout the day. If you can’t make it to the Rockaways, come to Brooklyn and we’ll get you there! St. Jacobi Church 5406 4th Ave

SPECIAL NOTICE TO ROCKAWAY VOLS(1) People need waterproof shoes–they need latex gloves to go underneath their working gloves. (2) You will need flashlights to work in basements and shovels to get rid of water. (3) There is a constant need for cars–with gas. Lots of them. Without a doubt–people say they need PEOPLE–not supplies. PEOPLE to help them with their homes.

RIDE SHARES: Please see the spreadsheet located on this site and try to self organize. You may use our Drop Off site as location to meet up. (Note: the previous rideshare document is still live and some people are still using it; you can check it out at http://bit.ly/AstoriaRideshare)

DONATIONS: Donations of supplies are needed on a constant basis starting at 10AM – 5PM at 23-74 38th St Astoria. Please see a list of needed supplies below.

Any essential questions please call Leni at 646-296-0070

DRIVERS: Please come to 23-74 38th Street and you will be given info and locations for drop off. You should also text Leni@ 646-296-0070 with questions.

Thank You in advance for your help!

 

9:00AM -Volunteers Needed in Astoria Today to travel to outpost donation sites and distribute supplies to drivers. Please report to 23-74 38th St. in Astoria. Web and phone savvy volunteers are also needed at 23-74 38th St. throughout the day, ideally people with cars.

 

Tuesday, November 6th – Volunteer Opoortunity

1:45PM – Queens College Shelter needs volunteers for evening shifts. From 5pm on. Must be 18 and over, bring ID with you. Go to Fitzgerald Gym and tell them you’re there to volunteer at the shelter.

El Puente is accepting donations for hurricane victims in the Rockaways. They are looking for volunteers to sort and box donations at their headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Contact: stbernadetteconvent@gmail.com

Congregation Beth Elohim is looking for volunteers to donate, make food, or bring meals to Red Hook. Contact: info@cbebk.org

St. Jacobi Church could use a hand at 5406 4th Ave. Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194

American Legion Post 1404 at 209 Cross Bay Blvd is running out of food VERY quickly, and neither FEMA nor the Red Cross have arrived. If anyone can bring water, pre-cooked, quick heat,etc. food PLEASE do.  (No electricity or running water.)  If you can help, please come.  They also need extra hands to sort clothes.

 

10:30AM – Long Beach Rec Center could use more volunteers to help unpack/sort clothing and distribute donated items! . . . There are hundreds of bags generously donated that need to be unpacked and sorted. They still need warm blankets and coats (adults/children), packaged socks/underwear for children and adults, and hats/gloves in various sizes. Folding tables would help in organizing the clothing that has already been donated! Address: 660 Magnolia Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561

 

10:00AM – VOLUNTEERS: There will be a BUS leaving from 23-74 38th street in Astoria at 11:45 and coming back at 5Pm Just come here . No need to call. Be ready to work outside in the cold. Dress warm, no valuables, bring gloves if you have them

 

8:30AM –  VOLUNTEERS: THERE ARE NO LOCAL ASTORIA OPPS TODAY. The Rockaways are in need of volunteers today. Please attempt to arrange your own rideshare. Volunteers should report to: YANA Beach 113 Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. There is no address….everything is pretty much destroyed but you cannot miss it. Volunteers are needed in Manhattan at GOLES 169 Ave. B btw 10th and 11th Volunteers are needed We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from our main distribution center in Sunset Park throughout the day. If you can’t make it to the Rockaways, come to Brooklyn and we’ll get you there! St. Jacobi Church 5406 4th Ave

SPECIAL NOTICE TO ROCKAWAY VOLS (2) People need waterproof shoes–they need latex gloves to go underneath their working gloves.
(3) We need flashlights to work in basements and shovels to get rid of water. (4) We need cars–with gas. Lots of them. Without a doubt–people said they need PEOPLE–not supplies. PEOPLE to help them with their homes. —

RIDE SHARES: Please see the spreadsheet located on this site and try to self organize. You may use either of our Drop Off sites as locations to meet up. (Note: the previous rideshare document is still live and some people are still using it; you can check it out at http://bit.ly/AstoriaRideshare)

DONATIONS: Donations of supplies are needed on a constant basis starting at 10AM – 5PM at 23-74 38th St Astoria. Please see a list of needed supplies below.

Any essential questions please call Leni at 646-296-0070

Another location is 23-80 28th st in astoria debbie.astoriarelief@gmail.com

DRIVERS: Please come to 23-74 38th Street and you will be given info and locations for drop off. You should also text Leni@ 646-296-0070 with questions.

Thank You in advance for your help!

 

Monday, November 5th- Volunteer Opportunity

3:45PM – Urgent Request for Volunteers At Fulton Houses, Meet at Fulton Center Auditorium, 119 Ninth Ave betw 17th & 18th Streets- 3 pm-6pm.  Volunteers are needed to go door-to-door in Fulton Houses and assess residents’ needs so we can get them supplies.

 

3:00PM – Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill Needs Volunteers: Call the parish office 718-847-1860 if you want to volunteer. The parish will need volunteers to help facilitate the collection of items on Thursday and Friday. They also need volunteers who are willing to go into the disaster region and assist with cleanup.

 

2:15PM – Volunteers are needed as soon as possible to help sort out clothing and pass out food in Broad Channel. The town has set up a shelter in the American Legion Hall at 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY. Once you arrive, please ask for Marty Seeny.

St Virgilius Church needs people to help pull up wet carpet and remove damaged furniture. It’s located at 16 Noel Road, Broad Channel, NY. Ask for Father Richard Olmyer when you get there.

 

2:00PM – Queens College Shelter needs volunteers for evening shifts. From 5pm on. Must be 18 and over, bring ID with you. Go to Fitzgerald Gym and tell them you’re there to volunteer at the shelter.

 

1:00PM- Volunteer, Hauppauge, Long Island

Long Island Cares in Hauppauge needs volunteers to help sort food donations. Call (631) 582-3663 ext 119 for more info

 

6:ooAM November 5th – ASTORIA

The Mamas are at it again, accepting donations at 23-74 38th Street in Astoria. Volunteers to sort through donations and drivers are desperately needed from 9am – 4pm. Drivers will mostly be driving to the Rockaways. Any questions, please call Leni at 646-296-0070. She will have instructions listed on the voicemail message.

If you know of a volunteer opportunity, please share it with us so we can share it with others. Email us at mama@themamasnetwork.com or find us on Facebook.

6:00 AM

Flushing Town Hall is still in need of transporting donations. Please help them!