Sunday, November 4, 2012

Make A Donation To Help Staten Island

Drop Off Locations (on the island)

Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore Street, Contact: Pastor Susan Karlson

New Dorp High School  – FEMA / RedCross Site, 465 New Dorp Lane

Crossroads Church (Old Lane Theater), 168 New Dorp Lane, Contact: Gloria or Chad

St. Clare’s Church, Nelson Ave (just above Hylan)

South Richmond High School, 6581 Hylan Blvd.

Senator Lanza's Office, 3845 Richmond Avenue

Congregation Ohel Abraham, 136 Amador St., Graniteville. The synagogue is collecting goods after 3 p.m. 

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Annadale is collecting donations of cleaning supplies, rubber gloves and clothing. "We need volunteers to drop clothing and supplies off to people," said Gina DeFranco, an alumna of the school. Sea is also opening up its doors from noon to 4 p.m. for those lacking hot water to take a hot shower. Volunteers can call 347-217-3489.

New Dorp High School will be distributing clothing, food and supplies from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Only contributions of toiletries, food and water will be accepted on Saturday. The center already has enough clothing. Hurricane victims who can't make it to the location can call 718-667-8686.

NEEDS - 11/3/12:

Right now much of the effort on Staten Island is focused on gutting the homes that were flooded in addition to keeping everyone warm until power is restored.

Construction/Cleaning Supplies
Work gloves
Heavy duty waterproof gloves
Work goggles
N-95 respirator masks
brooms, mops, rakes, shovels
heavy duty garbage bags
spray bottles
duct tape, masking tape
markers, pens
towels / rags
generators & gasoline
Light Sources
and things to power them such as batteries
Things to Keep People Warm
hand warmers/hotties
heavy winter coats
thick socks
bottled water
non-perishable food and quick snacks like granola bars and snack packs
Baby Items
baby food
diapers, wipes, powder, cream etc.
Sanitary Items
Toilet paper
paper towels
hand sanitizers / wipes
toiletries – deodorants, shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
first aid kits
Pet Food
Dog, cat, bird, hamster
Office Supplies
Printer paper
Shopping carts aka “granny carts” for people to take home supplies

Foster A Pet, Buy Pet Food/Supplies, Adopt:

AdoptNY is assisting 44 animal rescue groups to secure new foster homes for the city’s many displaced animals.  If you are not able to foster, consider donating to help buy sorely-needed pet supplies.

The storm has left thousands of feral cats hungry, frightened and without winter shelter. Neighborhood Cats is launching the Hurricane Sandy Feral Cat Relief Fund for NYC caretakers who need financial assistance to care for the colonies. Donations may be made online at

General volunteering:

Give Blood: The New York Blood Center says it was in need of blood even before the storm, but the storm has made the need greater. Five locations are currently open: in Midtown at 601 Lexington (the Citigroup building), in the Upper East Side on 67th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave, at the Elmsford Center in Westchester County, and the East Fishkill and Kingston Center, both located in the Hudson Valley.

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