Hurricane Sandy – how to help

I hope that all my friends, clients, and colleagues in the industry are ok after the storm. All is well here, Sunnyside Queens didn’t get hit too bad, we were extremely lucky considering some neighboring areas are completely devastated and half of Manhattan is still in the dark.

If you are in NYC or the surrounding areas, here is how we can all help, or get help, in this time of need:

List of volunteering opportunities from WNYC

Food and water distribution locations

Where to volunteer this weekend

More volunteering/donation opportunities in Brooklyn

Donate or volunteer at the Humane Society

Food trucks are giving away 11,000 free meals in Manhattan and Brooklyn

New York Sports Clubs are opening their doors free of charge if you need a hot shower etc

Sign the petition to reschedule the NYC Marathon for Spring 2013

Get and share info on where to get gas in NJ and NYC

Gas station map and more info

– Sunnyside’s Stray Vintage is collecting donations for hurricane victims

– Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office is collecting food, water, blankets, garbage bags, work gloves, batteries, cell phone chargers, and cleaning supplies

– Subway service maps – MTA.info

Give Blood – there are several blood drives going on right now including one at Queens Center Mall

The day after the storm I walked around the neighborhood and snapped a few photos with my phone – there were a few downed trees but I was happy to see the cleanup efforts were already under way. My heart is with those who did not fare so well.