We have some updated information on the best places to mail, drive, and donate. Biggest need remains food, flashlights, batteries, coats & blankets.
By mail: If you are mailing supplies, please ship now ONLY to The New York Communities For Change (NYCC) office at 2-4 Nevins Street (between Flatbush & Livingston), 2nd Fl, Brooklyn NY 11217. They are still collecting donations and transporting them to Far Rockaway, open from 9AM-7PM. If you’ve already mailed/shipped to the address in Rosedale, that is no problem and very helpful — they are just filling up at that location!
By car: The need in Far Rockaway is changing by the hour. Please either bring donations to the Nevins St. address above, or check in with NYCC at (347) 410-6919 before driving down to determine current needs and drop-off locations.
Online: You can still make a cash donation from anywhere to the NYCC fundraising page, which will go straight to Far Rockaway and other hard-hit areas. Here is that link: http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=13028&url=nycommuni
To Volunteer: With questions on how to volunteer, call NYCC at (347) 410-6919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (email is best).
We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. Please keep it coming!
With sincere gratitude,