And After

by Hannah

Thanks to all the well-wishers who’ve been getting in touch after Hurricane Sandy. The banks of the Gowanus did break, and flooded a lot of the neighborhood. Even so, we fared much better than our friends out in Red Hook, Rockaway, Staten Island, Queens, New Jersey and all over Manhattan who lost power and had their homes destroyed. It’s been a rough week all around. But what is heartening is how much everyone is volunteering and giving what they can and trying to help others. For those who live in other states and are looking for ways to contribute, here are a few links. First of all, WNYC has done a great job explaining where and how to give aid (as well as how to get around without subways). Red Hook Recovers has been organizing recovery for the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Occupy Sandy has been posting lots of info about volunteering and donations. You can also follow them on twitter for updates. The Park Slope Armory is being used as an Emergency Shelter for people without power or who have lost homes. NYC Service is another great site for getting information on how to help. The Food Bank for New York City gets free food to those who need it.  And finally the Red Cross has also been taking donations for disaster victims across the Eastern Seaboard. If anyone has any additional sites/places/suggestions, comment below. Good luck and stay safe.