Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Resource For Staten Islanders To Find Help


Rick's Cafe, 695 Bay St., Clifton, is offering free, hot food to residents without power or displaced from the storm on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Loft at Ariana's Grand opened its unfinished third location to help hurricane victims at 192 Ebbitts. Free meals will be served starting at noon.


Clothes and blankets are available at Cangiano Estates, 3888 Amboy Rd. Open through 7PM.

Hurricane sandy has left thousands of animals displaced and in need of foster care and supplies. some shelters have been destroyed and need volunteers.
For animal-related volunteer opportunities, follow the Twitter hashtag #sandypets
People in NY and NJ who are still at home with their pets or have emergency animal needs are urged to call 855-407-4787 for assistance. The hotline is for animal emergencies only. People seeking immediate assistance for people in need should dial 911. Operator said they will pick up pets and help find foster care, drop off pet food, etc. 
Evacuees who left an animal behind can call the city’s hotline at 347-573-1561. Do not call this line to inquire about making a donation. The agency is asking to keep the line open for those in need.
The ASPCA mobile pet unit is stationed on Staten Island for pets of evacuees. It’s located at Susan E. Wagner High School, 1200 Manor Rd. 
In New Jersey, the ASPCA’s disaster response team is helping conduct water and land search-and-rescue for animals affected by the devastating storm in Ocean County, NJ. New Jersey residents in need of assistance can call 1-866-407-4787.
Anarchy Animal Rescue on Staten Island has temporary foster homes available for displaced pets. If you know someone who needs to place their animal in temporary foster please email or call 347-581-2807. 
Anyone interested in fostering a displaced Hurricane Sandy Animal can complete and return a foster application at
AdoptNY is assisting 44 animal rescue groups to secure new foster homes for the city’s many displaced animals.  
The Facebook group "Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets" is helping to report and locate missing pets. 


The primary purpose is to assist artists who have had a career threatening emergency, but also serves artists who are just starting out and artists who need resources to take the next step in their careers. 

ArtsReady has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for conserving artwork, post-storm. Review links to find information about stabilizing works, repairing damage, and contacting relevant organizations for assistance.

Cell phone charging: 

Verizon Wireless' Emergency Operations Center has launched an emergency operations center to provide workstations, electricity, heat and VOIP to local first responders at 489 Midland Ave., Midland Beach.

Free Cell Service/Charging through Verizon Wireless is available at two mobile stores at 2791 Richmond Ave., New Springville and 2945 Veterans Rd. West, Charleston.

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