Park Slope Chamber of Commerce

Hurricane Donation Drive

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Park Slope Chamber of Commerce is pleased to act as a drop off and distribution site for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. A few things are happening this week: Some displaced children will be returning to school and  unfortunately another storm is predicted , in addition to typical donations a priority should be:

-Blankets, winter jackets,rain gear, children’s snowsuit/pants, boots, thermal socks and underwear, gloves hats and scarves
-Backpacks and school supplies
-***PRIORITY IS CLEANING SUPPLIES*** bleach, lysol, rubber/work gloves, paper towels, tools etc..
We will coordinate distribution to hardest hit communities on the shoreline from Staten Island out through Breezy Point/Rockaway Area, and Red Hook.
Drop Off Locations:
TB Shaw Realty Associates
197 Seventh Avenue
Park Slope
Between 2nd & 3rd Streets
Two Boots Restaurant
514 2nd Street
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
Other Initiatives:
Park Slope Parents has partnered with the Old Stone House to launch theNeighbors in Need Hurricane Drive, so you can donate electronically.

The Red Hook Initiative is also coordinating relief and support efforts. They can be contacted at 718-858-6782, and their office is at 767 Hicks Street.

There’s an effort underway to helo clean up Sheepshead Bay.

To donate food and flashlights to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, contact them at 917-975-5623. To help transport donated items to shelters in The Rockaways and South Brooklyn, contact councilmember Steve Levin’s office at 718-875-5200.

NYC Service has been a great resource for those looking to help out. If you email your name and borough to, they’ll be in touch.

Over at Congregation Beth Elohim, they’re looking for volunteers to help prepare food to be brought to the armory. Candles, batteries, flashlights, water, and non-perishables for Red Hook shelters are also being collected there.

Prospect Park’s third annual Walk-a-Thon is Saturday at 9 AM. All funds raised will go towards repairing the park, which lost over 300 trees.

To donate blood, drop by Methodist Hospital at the times specified in the link

The Red Cross is also looking for volunteers.


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