Volunteer to Help after the Storm (Updated)

Continue to check this page for the latest volunteer needs across Brooklyn and follow @DoGoodBklyn on Twitter for immediate needs:

  • ReStore Red Hook is holding a benefit for businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Volunteer this Saturday, 12/15/12 11-4pm to help prepare for the event. Location: Kidd Studios, 133 Imlay Street.  More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/413333132065658/

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Sign up to volunteer with New York Cares. New York Cares lists up-to-date volunteer and donations opportunities. Sign up to volunteer here: bit.ly/QgfP4c

  • The Asian Community United Society is providing help with FEMA forms and disaster assistance. Contact Warren@ACUS-NY.org for more info.


  • Donate to Shorefront Jewish Community Council in Brighton Beach: Shorefront JCC is in need of food and water donations. KOSHER MEALS only, please Location: 128 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn. Contact: 718-743-0575 or Rivka at 347-759-3838.
  • Reaching Out Community Services is seeking food donations Monday through Saturday 1-4pm. Location: 7708 New Utrecht Ave Brooklyn. Contact: Call 917-509-9055 or 718-373-4567 http://rcsprograms.org/site/
  • Donate to Food First-Family Project: The Food First-Family Project is in need of non-refrigerated, non-perishable food and water. Location: 1469 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn Contact: 718-624-1950 or 609-957-2301
  • The Red Hook Initiative is seeking donations NO CLOTHES! at 767 Hicks Street (at West 9th) If less than a car full, please take donations of nonperishable items directly to warehouse located at 83 14th St, Brooklyn 11215 (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) If more than a car full, call warehouse FIRST 347-699-6676 or email redhookrecovers@gmail.com
  • Donate to CAMBA: CAMBA's food pantry is responding to the needs of Brooklynites affected by Sandy. Location: 1720 Church Avenue, 2nd Floor or 885 Flatbush Avenue, Room 202. Contact: 718-282-3082


Donation Drop-Off Sites:

  • Our Lady of Miracles
    757 East 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236
    Pick-up: Wed 9-5
    Drop-off: Mon 9-5

  • Catholic Charities Community Center at Riverdale Osbourne Towers
    440 Watkins Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
    Pick-up: Mon-Wed, Fri 9-5
    Drop-off: Mon-Wed, Fri 9-5

  • Our Lady of Angels
    Location: 336 73rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209
    Pick-up: Mon-Wed, Fri 9-5
    Drop-off: Mon-Wed, Fri 9-5

  • The Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace
    2866 West 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
    Drop off and pick up Mondays only 9am-5pm

  • St. John’s Church
    75 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Pick-up: Sun-Sat 9-5
    Drop-off: Mon, Tue, Wed 9-5

Helpful Resources:

  • Donate Storm Supplies: Donate extra food, water, and batteries to local shelters and food banks. Search here to find a food bank near you.
  • Use the Aid Matrix Network to make a donation to a non-profit organization. bit.ly/T1BXgY

  • FEMA Donation Drop-Off Site. Location: MCU Stadium Parking Lot, Surf Ace & West 17th St
    7am-6pm Contact: FEMA hotline: 800-621-3362
  • Food Distribution Sites: West 25th Street and Surf Avenue: 1pm-5pm and Coffey Park at Richards Street: 1pm-5pm
  • NYC Service has a list of volunteer opportunities and organizations accepting donations: www.nycservice.org


David Sharps/barge

He is fine and the barge made it....they had to stay up securing and re-securing for 2 days and nights, and there were close moments, but all is well.