Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time for Another Round of Sandy Volunteering in Brooklyn

Volunteers sort through clothing in Red Hook. Photo: MK Metz
Thousands of New York City residents have volunteered in ways big and small to bring food, water, blankets and other supplies to Hurricane Sandy sufferers in across the city.

But people are STILL without electricity two weeks after the storm. Have you been looking for a way to help? Here's what to do:

Text ‘Brooklyn’ to 25383 to donate $10 to The Brooklyn Recovery Fund, a joint effort between the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. They funnel the money to the non-profits out in the field.

- Occupy Sandy operates a highly-lauded central command hub, sending volunteers all over the city to where help is needed most. 

- The Brooklyn Eagle has compiled a page of volunteer opportunities by neighborhood.

- Are you an animal lover or a foodie? People are needed to board displaced pets and help find owners; and people with cooking and kitchen management skills are needed to work as supervisors. See Brokelyn

- Check out New York City's service page. The entire bottom half is devoted to Sandy-related volunteer opportunities.   

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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