This past Saturday, more than 400 people came out to volunteer with NYCC and completed more than 1,500 needs-assessment forms.
Saturday was a great first step towards ensuring that folks in the Rockaways have the resources they need and a voice in the process of rebuilding their community.NYCC is working to make sure that the short-term needs folks indicated on their assessment surveys are met ASAP. In order to do that, they need:
1.) Donations of Food, Water, Blankets and Cleaning Supplies brought to the NYCC office 2-4 Nevins Street 2nd Floor Brooklyn NY. (Please no clothes.)
2.) Volunteer Drivers who are available meet at our Brooklyn office before noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10:30AM to 2PM on Saturday to deliver short-term relief packets to the homes of the people we’ve door-knocked. If you can drive supplies out to the Rockaways this week, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.) In office help with data entering the surveys and packaging goods for the short term relief packets (after 3PM). If you can help with data entry, please RSVP to email@example.com.
NYCC is also expanding its operation beyond the Rockaways to the community of Long Beach on Long Island, where there is still a huge gap in relief efforts.
NYCC will be collecting donations of food, water, cleaning supplies, baby products and blankets in their Brooklyn Office from 9am to 7pm as well as their Hempstead Office (91 N. Franklin Room 209 Hempstead, NY 11550), from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday and Thursday. NYCC will also be doing a volunteer canvass on Saturday November 17th.
If you are interested in coming out to Long Beach you can meet at 10am at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center (615 Riverside Blvd. Long Beach, NY) which is just a short walk from the LIRR Long Beach Station. NYCC will be canvassing until about 2pm. If you can join in Long Beach on Saturday please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, give NYCC a call at (347) 410-6919 ext. 285.