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Hurricane Sandy

Monday, November 05, 2012

Last updated Monday, December 10 at 8:23am EST
 
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many people want to find out what they can do to help.  Below we have listed a comprehensive list of ways in which you can volunteer and donate.  Additionally, we have also compiled a list of ways in which you can teach your children or students about hurricanes, how to respond and more.

Volunteer

American Red Cross
 - Blood Donation Services
  
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations - Volunteer
ongoing
Volunteers needed to bring food, water and supplies to trapped seniors without electricity on the upper floors of high-rise buildings in the southern part of Brooklyn. 
For more information contact Lisa Klig - lisa@cojeco.org (be sure to include "volunteer" in the subject line)
  
Food Bank for New York City - Volunteer
  
iVolunteer - Volunteer
For more information contact Sheva Tauby - info@ivolunteerny.com
 
Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)  - Volunteer
125 Beach 19th St.
ongoing after 10:30am
Volunteers needed to carry food to seniors in Far Rockaway.  Must bring own flashlight.
For more information contact - volunteer@jasa.org

Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) - Volunteer
161 Corbin Pl. * Brooklyn, NY
3161 Brighton 6th St. * Brooklyn, NY
3601 Surf Ave. * Brooklyn, NY
For dates and times contact Jacob Stolar - jstolar@jasa.org
 
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island - Collection/Drive
1466 Manor Rd. * Staten Island, NY
ongoing
The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island needs volunteers to help with the collection and distribution at its food pantry, as well as participate in clean-up efforts throughout the community.
For times and dates contact Sarah Cohen - (718) 698-2016
 
Jewish Community Council of Canarsie - Volunteer
1170 Pennsylvania Ave. * Suite 1B * Brooklyn, NY
ongoing
Volunteers are needed to assist elderly community members with cleaning out their basements.  The agency is also in need of volunteers to socialize with residents in a homeless shelter and assist with unloading expected food deliveries recieved this week.
For more information contact Avrohom Hecht - canarsiejcc@aol.com
   
Met Council - Volunteer/Distribute Information
Far Rockaway, Staten Island, Lower East Side
ongoing
Volunteers are needed to help distribute flyers about information on emergency assistance available to victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Volunteers will pick up flyers from the Met Council offices and distribute the information to convenience stores, community centers, housing sites and individuals in the street in targeted areas.  This opportunity will require lots of walking and possible travel by mass transit.  To register, send an email to metcouncilvolunteer@gmail.com with "benefit" in the subject line.
  
Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center - Collection/Drive
ongoing
For more information contact Sue Tregerman: (516) 822-3535

Nechama
 - Volunteer
ongoing


New York Cares
 - Volunteer
ongoing

Occupy Sandy - Volunteer
ongoing - various projects
  
UJA-Federation of New York - Volunteer
A variety of volunteer opportunities from UJA's beneficiary agencies
  
Uri L'Tzedek - Volunteer
ongoing - various projects, contact Yael Keller at 
Yael.Keller@utzedek.org

Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater - Collection/Drive
27-16 Healy Ave. * Queens, NY
ongoing
Volunteers needed to help collect and distribute items at Young Israel of wavecrest and Bayswater and help with clean-up efforts in community.  Must bring own cleaning supplies.  No need to register. 
 
 

Donate


American Red Cross
 - Financial Support

Bend the Arc
 - Financial Support

B'nai Jeshurun - Supplies
257 West 88th St. * New York, NY
Items requested: water, blankets, flashlights, batteries, baby supplies, warm clothes, Parmalat, granola bars, fruit, toiletries and pet food
  
Bronx Jewish Community Council - Food
2157 Holland Ave. * Bronx, NY
Items requested: cereal, canned milk, canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna, crackers, pasta, rice, canned soup, tomato sauce and other non-perishable items

Center for Food Action
 - Food
CFA Englewood - 192 West Demarest Ave. * Englewood, NJ
For more information contact jrothman@cfanj.org
 
CFA Mahwah - 90 Ridge Rd. * Mahwah, NJ
For more information contact
jjames@cfanj.org
 
CFA Saddle Brook - 224 Miland Ave. * Saddle Brook, NJ
For more information contact
cfasb@cfanj.org
 
Communal Assistance Fund which is shared by the Five Towns and Far Rockaway and sent to the Young Israel of Woodmere, 859 Penisula Blvd., Woodmere, NY 11598.  Checks should be made payable to the Communal Assistance Fund.
 
Community Center of Northern Westchester - Food
ongoing
84 Bedford Rd. * Katonah, NY
Items requested: dry beans, rice (small bags), canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, baby food, juice, diapers

Community FoodBank of New Jersey - Food
31 Evans Terminal * Hillside, NJ or 6735 Black Horse Pike * Egg Harbor Twp, NJ

Items requested: meals in a can, canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned soup, shelf stable milk, cereal, baby food (no glass jars) and diapers
 
Customers Bank - Food
ongoing
102 South Ridge St. * Rye Brook, NY
 
Dial a Pizza - Food
Yael Lewitinn is delivering donated pizzas on Staten Island.  To donate a pizza, have your credit card handy and call Barrios Pizza at (718) 370-0100, mention Yael and the $8 pie will be charged to your credit card.
   
Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen - Supplies
18 Neilson St. * New Brunswick, NJ
Items requested: non-perishable food, winter coats, winter clothes, blankets and gloves
For more information call (732) 545-9002

Emergency Sandy Chesed Fund
 - Financial Support
1340 East 9th St. * Brooklyn, NY 
 
FEGS Health & Human Services - Supplies
6900 Jericho Turnpike * Syosset, NY
To drop off items contact Gail - (516) 496-7550 x302250

Far Rockaway Kings Bay Y - Supplies
125 Seagirt Blvd. * Far Rockaway, NY
 
Food Bank for New York City - Financial Support
 
Food Warehouse of the Metropolitan Counsel on Jewish Poverty - Supplies
5361 Preston Ave. * Brooklyn, NY
ongoing
Items requested: toothbrushes, toothpaste, toiletries, diapers, wipes, baby formula, canned vegetables and fruits, hand sanitzier, peanut butter, shelf stable milk
 
Generators to Far Rockaway - Supplies
For more information contact Ira Pinsky -
irapinsky@yahoo.com

Habitat for Humanity
 - Financial Support
 
Hastings Fire Department - Supplies
ongoing
Protection Fire House
573 Warburton Ave. * Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Collection is for Staten Island.
Items requested: bottled water, jackets, sweatshirts and blankets
  
JBFCS - Financial Support

Jersey City Recovery
 - Supplies

Jewish Federation of New York
 - Financial Support

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
 - Financial Support

Jewish Federations of North America
 - Financial Support

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
 - Financial Support
   
Kid's Kloset - Supplies
4 Gannet Dr., Suite 100 * White Plains, NY
ongoing
Items requested: new or gently used warm winter clothing for children up to age 18 and diapers in all sizes.  Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack clothes and pack bags for distribution.
For drop off times call (914) 338-8586

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
 - Financial Support
 
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty - Supplies
ongoing
Items requested: new blankets, toilet paper, paper towels and other paper goods, cleaning products, flashlights and lanterns and batteries (AA, D, C)
 
Drop off locations:
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Residence
171 Lexington Ave. * New York, NY
 
Trump Warbasse Recovery Center
2770 West 5th St. * Coney Island * NY (9:00am- 5:00pm)
 
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
1466 Manor Rd. * Staten Island, NY (9:00am - 6:00pm)

Nechama
 - Financial Support
4330 Cedar Lake South Rd. * St. Louis Park, MN
  
North Rockland Business Alliance - Financial Support
 
Occupy Sandy - Financial Support
 
Oceanside Jewish Center - Supplies
2860 Brower Ave. * Oceanside, NY
ongoing 9:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Items requested: blankets, winter coats, cleaning supplies, baby clothes and supplies and adult diapers

Orthodox Union
 - Financial Support

Salvation Army
 - Financial Support
  
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center - Supplies
74 Hauppauge Rd. * Commack, NY
ongoing - M-Th 6:30am - 9:30pm, F 6:30am - 5:30pm
 
Temple Beth Am - Supplies
2377 Merrick Ave. * Merrick, NY
ongoing - M-F 10:00am - 4:00pm, Su 10:00am - 1:00pm

UJA Federation Offices in White Plains - Supplies
701 Westchester Ave. * White Plains, NY
Items requested: baby food, boxed milk, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, cookies, coffee, tea, pasta, rice, canned soup, peanut butter, toiletries, diapers and more
  
UJA Federation Offices in Northern Westchester - Supplies
27 Radio Circle Dr. * Mt Kisco, NY
Items requested: baby food, boxed milk, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, cookies, coffee, tea, pasta, rice, canned soup, peanut butter, toiletries, diapers and more
 
United for the Troops & Rising Tides Alliance - Supplies
ongoing
16 Boniello Dr. * Mahopac, NY
Items requested: boots (esp. rubber), waterproof gloves, snack bars, healthy snack (to be eaten while working) - all must be sorted
Additional items reqested: medicine (Tylenol, Children's Tylenol, Advil, etc.), bankaids/first aid kits, antiseptics, face masks, contractor garbage bags, mops and brooms, bleach, scrub brushes, dust pans, cleaning rags, shovels, empty gas cans, gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, flashlights, batteries

URJ
 - Financial Support
633 Thurd Ave. * New York, NY
 
 
  
 
Educational Materials
 
 
Many of these education resources were highlighted by the Lookstein Center 
 
Jewish Teen Funders Network - The Aftermath and Recovery: Superstorm Sandy

Berman Jewish Policy Archive
- Hurricane Sandy

Discovery Education
 - Hurricane!

Edutopia
 - 8 Classroom Resources to Help Teach about Hurricane Sandy

Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
 - Responding to Crisis

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
 - Hurricanes

NY Times
 - Teaching Hurricane Sandy: Ideas and Resources

NY Times
 - What Are Your Experiences With Severe Weather?

NY Times
 - The First Day in the Classroom, Post-Sandy

Phorum 5
 - After the Storm

Scholastic
 - Weather Watch
 
Sesame Street - Hurricane Kit