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Help out in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath

For those of us that made it through unscathed, it is great to see NYC mobilize and help each other out. Here are some resources on ways to help NYC get back up and running.. more vibrant then ever before.

Brooklyn General
http://brooklynbased.net/email/2012/10/sandy-in-brooklyn/

LES
https://lowereastside.recovers.org/

Red Hook
http://brokelyn.com/how-to-help-red-hook/
http://redhook.recovers.org/

Dumbo Resources

Galapagos Art Space
http://smallknot.com/galapagos-art-space
Robert Elmes and Co. regularly host Creative Mornings and other events at Galapagos. Their space was completely inundated and they need a helping hand. A fundraiser has been established by Tina Roth Eisenberg.

Powerhouse Books
https://twitter.com/powerhousebooks
(check @powerhousebooks on twitter for updates and future fundraising efforts)
Powerhouse Arena and Books is hundreds of feet from the waterfront, yet over 28" of flood waters washed into their space and destroyed much of their inventory. They do not have flood insurance. A fundraising announcement will be made in the next few days.

Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program
http://smackmellon.org/index.php/closing-update/

Astoria
https://astoria.recovers.org/

Churches
Churches are mobilizing and tweeting how to get involved in various neighborhoods:

https://twitter.com/hillsongNYC
https://twitter.com/trinitygrace


Hashtags
#sandyvolunteer- to get involved
#coworkingsandy- to find a new place to work or t bit.ly/sandycowork

Donations
http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations
https://www.facebook.com/OccupySandyReliefNyc
https://www.wepay.com/donations/occupy-sandy-cleanup-volunteers
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/relief.html

REGISTER AS A TECH VOLUNTEER
If you haven’t done so already, register yourself as a tech volunteer:
http://bit.ly/hurricanetechvolunteers


COWORKING SESSION FOR TECH VOLUNTEERS
Today (Thursday, November, 1) we will be gathering at two locations. Here we will identify projects and work together. If you are able to visit either of these two locations, stop by and join a team!

North Brooklyn
Secret Clubhouse, 117 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg – starting at 10 a.m. Site Coordinators: Noel Hidalgo and Jessica Lawrence
Link: https://sandycoworking.crowdmap.com/reports/view/12
Room for about 25 people

South Brooklyn
Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court Street, Carroll Gardens – starting at 10 a.m.
Site Coordinator: Tony Bacigalupo
Link: https://sandycoworking.crowdmap.com/reports/view/16
Room for about 25 people

Thanks to @hapticlabs, @holstee, @incubatenyc @NYTM in spreading the word about these resources.

Please reach out if you have updates on how to volunteer or additional sites to add to the list.

Sandhya Moraes and Brielle Maxwell

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Please share & join:

    My friend @UncleNate DiNiro is a nationally known technologist that helping @CrisisCommons nonprofit that coordinates crisis response resources using technology and computerized mapping. Currently they are:

    1. Calling for VOLUNTEERS from around the world to help this weekend(see website) and ongoing help, including developers, GIS, any background welcome.

    2. Looking for different SOURCES of community & resource information to include.

    3. Taking REQUESTS for What resources would you like to see in a list or map?
    (For example, official requests that FEMA and the White House have asked Crisis Commons to work on right now include: mapping New York hotel rooms, New Jersey gas stations, and Rhode Island damage.)

    **For more information, see http://bit.ly/crisisorg
    **Technical details see http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy_2012
    **If you'd like to connect with them please contact [masked]

    November 3, 2012

  • Zorka K.

    Thank you so much for this list of resources. I will immediately share it with 5,000+ meetup members in my groups. We have to keep the attention and momentum going to help all those many neighbors who are feeling forgotten and lost after this storm.

    November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, this list is great!

    1 · November 1, 2012

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