Friday, November 9th, 2012. New York City – This is a list of organizations, groups and religious groups helping people in New York City affected by hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. They are in the different boroughs (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) and you you can make donations directly to them (NOTE: This list was provided by Occupy Sandy Relief NYC).
Good Old Lower East Side
GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977.
Through our direct services, we serve over 2,000 families each year, and thousands more through our organizing and training and education work.
We work locally, city-wide, and nationally with our allies to build solidarity and collective power to fight against the issues that oppress us and to create the world we want to see.
Rockaway Youth Task Force
The mission of the Rockaway Youth Task Force is to empower youth in our local communities through civic engagement & volunteer opportunities. We seek to spark social change in the Rockaways through youth leadership and provide opportunities for teenagers and young adults to become productive citizens of the Rockaways.
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) is a Brooklyn-based multiracial organization made up of almost exclusively women of color. We organize low-income families to build power to change the system so that all people’s work is valued and all of us have the right and economic means to decide and live out our own destinies.
Restore Red Hook
Restore Red Hook aims to raise funds to help the small businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn reopen their doors as soon as possible after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. From the restaurants, bars, and vintage shops to the corner bodegas, these businesses define and serve our community. We need help from inside and outside Red Hook to help rebuild our neighborhood for business owners, residents, and everyone else who loves our little seaside town.
Red Hook Initiative
RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. We envision a Red Hook where all young people can pursue their dreams and grow into independent adults who contribute to their families and community.
Coney Island Generation Gap
Founded in 2003, CIGG is a community service organization founded by a consortium of professionals from the Coney Island area, proficient in a variety of specialized fields.
Founded in 1986 as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, CAAAV has a strong history of organizing for justice in New York City.
CAAAV works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City. Through an organizing model constituted by five core elements- basebuilding, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, and organizational development- CAAAV organizes communities to fight for institutional change and participates in a broader movement towards racial, gender, and economic justice.
596 Acres is helping neighbors transform vacant public land into community resources.
Hundreds of acres of vacant public land are hidden in plain sight behind chain-link fences in New York City, concentrated in neighborhoods disproportionately deprived of beneficial land uses. We are building the tools for communities to take open all these rusty fences—and the opportunities within them to improve where they live.
TIME’S UP! is a New York City-based not-for-profit direct-action environmental group that uses events and educational programs to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.
TIME’S UP! campaigns support objectives shared globally and locally by people like you. We’re community-based and all volunteer. It’s easy to participate: JOIN!
NY Communities for Change
Uniting Neighbors in the Fight for Economic Justice
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.
350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.
The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (in Brooklyn, NYC).
520 Clinton Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238
We’ve teamed up with Occupy Sandy to help bring relief to our neighbors. If you’re thinking of donating to the effort, items are being collected at church every day from 10AM until 8PM. You can also donate online. Volunteers are also warmly welcomed and much needed. Just show up, and you’ll be trained in no time!
Crossroads Church (in Staten Island, NYC).
The Lane Theater ~ 168 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Saturday, November 10, 2012:
– 780 Olympia Boulevard – Volunteers can report to this address as a main organizing location to disperse crews into the areas.
For more updates go to their website.
St. Jacobi Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Brooklyn, NYC).
5406 Fourth Avenue (between 54th & 55th Streets – Sunset Park area) Brooklyn New York 11220-3006
A multi-cultural Congregation principally serving the Chinese and English speaking communities of the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, New York.
More info: Occupy Sandy Recovery
Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org, InterOccupy.net and many individual volunteers.
This is another list of organizations/groups/places where you can make donations or volunteer.