This page houses upcoming relief projects from NYU's partner organizations.
The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew is hosting a holiday gift-wrapping and card-making party for children and families affected by Hurricane Sandy. They have toys, wrapping paper, and supplies but feel free to bring in our own gifts and materials.
When: Saturday, December 22nd 10AM – 3PM
Where: 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
What: Wrap gifts and make holiday cards for children affected by Hurricane Sandy!
There will be cookies and hot drinks!
Phone: (347) 770-4520
**Update: All volunteer positions have been filled thanks to involvement from the NYU community. Thank you!**
Unexpected circumstances have created a critical need for volunteers at Our Lady of Sorrows Soup Kitchen during this holiday season.
3-6 volunteers are needed to assist in preparing and distributing meals to the hungry on four dates: December 26th (W) and 28th (F), and January 2nd (W) and 4th (F). Shifts are from 9:30 to 1:00, and can include food prep, shelf stocking, food service, and minor crowd management. (Opportunities for continued service will exist into the new year as well.)
Our Lady of Sorrows
213 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
Contact: Nivia Mendez - firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-323-5533
Please indicate which day or days you are signing up for.
TIME'S UP! continues its disaster relief bike rides to the Rockaways to deliver food, blankets, bike-powered electrical stations, demolition assistance, distribution assistance, and free bike repair to neighborhoods devastated by hurricane Sandy.
Volunteers should bring their own bicycles and should be competent cyclists. (No need to be tour de france level; Time's Up members are all ages, all builds, all levels of ability. But you should be comfortable on the road.)
Logistics: Choose either of two meet-ups - at 9:00 at the Time's Up workshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or at 9:30 at the Occupy Sandy hub at 520 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn (the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew). There, we'll pick up food, medical supplies, and more, and then ride to the Rockaways.
From a distribution hub at Beach 96th St, we'll self-organize into work groups helping to drop off goods, redistribute supplies to home-ridden seniors, help with demolition and construction, and provide free bike repair and bicycle-generated electrical power. We'll bike back as a group, arriving to North Brooklyn by about 6:00.
Bring racks, panniers, bungie cords, and backpacks. Time's Up has a number of aluminium cargo trailers available for use; contact the group to arrange one beforehand, or arrive to the first meetup at 99 S 6th Street.
Among numerous projects this November, NYU students participated in a day of action to bring relief NYC residents in the Rockaways.
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