Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Here’s How You Can Help

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and did not sustain any damages during the storm. Be on the lookout for a fundraising event at Astor Center that we will be organizing soon. In the meantime, if you would like to lend a hand, below is a list of ways that you can contribute to recovery efforts.

Wishing you health and safety,

The Astor Team


The Bowery Mission


Current Needs:

Financial donations — We are serving three times as many as normal, and we will need to restock food and resources once we have power.

Blankets at The Bowery Mission Transitional Center — Please deliver to 45-51 Avenue D (between 4th and 5th Streets) or our Administrative Headquarters at132 Madison Ave.(Madison & 31 St – 9am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday).

Sweatshirts at The Bowery Mission — Please deliver to 227 Bowery (atPrince Street) or our Administrative Headquarters at132 Madison Ave.(Madison & 31 St – 9am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday).

Large and XL coats and hoodies — Please deliver to 227 Bowery (atPrince Street) or our Administrative Headquarters at132 Madison Ave.(Madison & 31 St – 9am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday).

Men’s jeans sizes 34-50 — Please deliver to 227 Bowery (atPrince Street) or our Administrative Headquarters at132 Madison Ave.(Madison & 31 St – 9am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday).

Men’s boots sizes 8-13 — Please deliver to 227 Bowery (atPrince Street) or our Administrative Headquarters at132 Madison Ave.(Madison & 31 St – 9am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday).

Pantry items such as sugar, oatmeal, coffee, rice, potatoes — Please deliver to 227 Bowery (atPrince Street) or our Administrative Headquarters at132 Madison Ave.(Madison & 31 St – 9am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday).

Volunteer Opportunities:

Help provide food for 200 people at a time (make and/or get and drop off at theMission- 227 Bowery)

Make cold cut sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and drop them off

Trays of cooked food, ready to be served

Large amounts of Gatorade and Iced Tea – Currently only serving water

 

New York City Rescue Mission
“The rain and wind have stopped, but the storm’s fury is far from over. Help us reach into our community and be the refuge our city needs. Droves of people are coming to us—hungry, cold and shaken by trauma. Our Mission needs to stand strong and support our neighbors in crisis. Your quick, generous response will make a difference. Thank you for your support!” Donate here.

 
American Red Cross
“Financial donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy, as well as countless crises at home and around the world.” You can also find ways to volunteer your time on their website.

 

Other Information Sources:

Brokelyn.com has a great list of volunteer opportunities in Brooklyn.

Follow #SandyVolunteer on Twitter for the latest information where and how you can help out.