[UPDATE] Brooklyn Community Foundation is in the process of coordinating a recovery fund. Visit the website for additional information.
The Brooklyn Movement Center is sending prayers and energy to you and yours in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. While we are grateful our neighborhood was mostly spared, we’re aware that many others weren’t and are in serious need.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of organizations in Brooklyn who are accepting volunteers or donations. If you know of other Brooklyn based efforts going on that you’d like for us to share, please let us know! Our office at 375 Stuyvesant Ave is up and running with phone, electricity and Internet connection so if there’s a way we can help out, let us know!
Where to Volunteer & Donate
The Red Hook Initiative is collecting toilet paper, water, candles, food, flashlights, cell phone chargers, batteries, paper towels, and paper for printers for those who have been without power for three days. If you’re in the neighborhood and would like to donate supplies, Freebrook Academy at 375 Stuyvesant Ave. (at Decatur St.) is accepting donations and will drop them off tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
Brooklyn Technical High School at 29 Fort Greene Place is currently being used as a shelter for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Brooklyn Tech is currently serving a large population of evacuees from Rockaway Beach nursing homes and they need your help to serve and prepare meals! Volunteers are most needed after dark, when daytime volunteers go home. All meal times listed below:
Meal Times Breakfast: 7am-9am Lunch: 11:30am-1pm Dinner: 5pm-7pm
If you can’t donate time at Brooklyn Tech, they are also taking donations of money and baggy clothing. Please visit www.nycservice.org for more information.
Park Slope Armory 361 15th St btwn (6th & 7th Aves.) is an emergency shelter site in need of people & donations
John Jay HS Evacuation Center 7th Ave (btwn 4th & 5th Sts.) is need of volunteers