More Giving Opportunities (Hurricane Sandy Relief)

November 16, 2012

Here’s a quick rundown of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts being organized around New York State and in cyberspace-in addition to the relief mission by Heritage Baptist Church tomorrow morning.

-This Sunday, from 4 to 10 PM, there will be a Sandy Relief Jam held at Mulcahy’s on Long Island.

Care for Sandy is offering free digital restoration of cherished family photographs damaged by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Long Beach, along with Breezy Point and the Rockaways, are the focus of PJ Collins and Jessica Ramos, who are leading an effort to help out the communities which have been ravaged by Sandy.

Thanks, Phil Reisman for giving some air time to a very good cause. PJ Collins from Patricks Pub and Jessica Ramos are heading up an extraordinary volunteer effort to offer relief to families in the Rockaways and Breezy Point in Queens and Long Beach on Long Island. If you would like to volunteer for a day, PM me or send an email to
-There is a Rebuild Staten Island Fundraiser being held online by the Spirits of 76. Explained by Dan Davis below.

In terms of damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, most of us lucked out. Members of Spirits of ’76 have been getting reports(besides the media) about some of the victims in harder hit areas such as Staten Island, which seems to have been hit the worst. While they are getting clothes, food, and water, there is money needed for building supplies. Spirits of ’76 is driving a national initiative to raise funds for the purchase of Lowes and Home Depot cards. We have arranged a point of distribution on the island.

We are setting an initial goal of $5000 worth of gift cards. If we get a great response we will probably bump it up a little bit more.

Please contribute whatever you can today. Time is critical for those in need. We’ve created a few PayPal buttons to donate. You can donate $10, $25, $50, $100, or set your own amount. You do not need a PayPal account to use this service. If you wish to donate through some other means(directly mailing a card, check, etc) please Contact Us and we will be in touch with you.

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution!

-Here’s an updated list of where to give and receive help on Staten Island, courtesy of the Staten Island Advance.

-Plus, WNYC has gone to the trouble of publishing a Thanksgiving Day edition of Hurricane Sandy resources.

Finally, a grassroots rescue center has opened up in Oakwood, Staten Island!

h/t Tina Sabella Downer



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