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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief

Hey everyone,

This is a shout out to my home state. Fortunately, none of my friends and family were harmed although most of them have been facing electricity outages, property damage such as fallen trees and flooding, and most of all daily difficulties getting by.

My aunt told me that every time there was power for a bit, she would charge her phone and prepare some food. I can't imagine what some families on NJ's coastline and Manhattan are going through...

This is Seaside Heights, NJ.



Photo: Seaside Heights Nj

I used to spend summer days here with friends...and now it's demolished.



Day 1, New York City, Breezy Point, The Rockaways, Queens



I really want to help but I'm now here near NY right now... so I did some research on ways we can all help! This was from Tumblr-- a great post I must say!

Volunteering
A wonderful post from Gothamist informs:
If you want to volunteer, it’s easier with the Staten Island Ferry back up and running (remember, the Staten Island Railway is not in service and there’s limited bus services—check MTA.info). Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who told the Staten Island Advance what is most needed are “blankets, diapers, flashlights with batteries” and “especially… cleanup equipment’—is organizing a cleanup for the East Shore on Saturday. You can email her at nysassembly60@gmail.com.
City Councilman James Oddo’s office also tells us of three places that can use volunteers—St Christopher’s Church (from the ferry, take the S78 or S79 to Midland Avenue), Rabs Country Lanes (from the ferry, take the S79 to Liberty Avenue then walk North on Hylan Blvd to Raritan Ave) and Crossroads Church at 168 New Dorp Lane (from the ferry, take the S76).
Tech volunteers can sign up here; hat tip to the ever-useful Anthony De Rosa.
Donating:
Articles and sources with more ideas on how to help

2 comments:

  1. This is such a great post. I'm going to pin it. I've never been to New York or New Jersey, but they are both places I've always wanted to visit. Seeing all the "after" photos is just devastating. Thanks for posting all the helpful links.
    ~Kim
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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  2. Yes! Share away everyone! Most of NJ just got electricity back!!

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