Thursday, September 1, 2011

Drop Off All That Stuff You Didn't Use for Devastated Catskills

There's supposed to be a bridge here.  Photo by Aaron Bennett
Towns in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York were devastated by flooding in hurricane Irene's aftermath. (For those who want to see pictures or read the live blog, go to

Concerned citizens are collecting donations here in New York City. There are various locations where donations can be dropped off for transport to upstate New York by volunteers.

Many Brooklyn residents stocked up on bottled water, batteries, non-perishable food, and other emergency supplies in preparation for Hurricane Irene. The Volunteers of Catskill Mountain Relief ask that you drop off your unused supplies (or any of the below suggested items) at a donation collection center near you.

All questions or inquiries about these efforts can be directed to:

Brooklyn Donation Collection Sites:

Park Slope
Boing Boing Maternity
Corner of 6th and Union
Ask for Karen or Kevin
Tuesday through Sunday
11:00 a.m.- 7:00 a.m.
(can also leave donations in the gated yard during off hours)

Red Shed Community Garden
266 Stillman Avenue
(at Kingsland)
Wednesday through Friday
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Soho Locations (2):

Eastern Mountain Sports
530 Broadway (Spring & Broadway)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-8730
Monday - Friday 10 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

Powell Communications
84 Wooster Street # 603 (between Spring and Broome)
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Greenwich Village Location:

Ciao Stella Restaurant
206 Sullivan Street (between Bleecker and West 3rd)
ask for Stella
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Midtown Location:

Decorum Consulting Group
295 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor (one block from Grand Central)
Ask for Jeannine Stryker-Triolo
Monday through Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Suggested Donations List 

In addition to bottled water and non-perishable foods, the following items are also urgently needed at present:
Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Soap
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Personal care products
Feminine care products
Shampoo/Conditioner (adult and for babies/children)
Baby Wipes
Underwear (adults and children, including boxers)
Socks (adults and children)
Pajamas (adults and children)
Shoes (especially children's)
Any gently used clothing
Charcoal and lighter fluid
Propane tanks
Formula and baby food

Photo by Aaron Bennett

Thanks to Brooklynian

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