Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief: How You Can Help

U.S. Marines help clean up the destruction in Staten Island today. Photo by Reuters.

My friend Pam at Over 50 Feeling 40 asked me last week if I knew of a place taking clothing donations for hurricane relief. I’m so glad she set me on the task of finding out because if you, like Pam, are looking for ways to help families devastated by Hurricane Sandy, please consider making a donation through Camp Olympia, here in Brooklyn. My son takes swim lessons there so they are not a charity but they want to help families in Breezy Point and the Rockaways, both in Queens, who have lost everything. Those two locations alone could be without power for weeks and another storm, this one with snow (!), is expected Wednesday.

Requested items include:

Clothes for all ages and both genders, as well as coats, sweatshirts, hats and gloves.
Blankets
Sheets
Toiletries—shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.

You can send donations to the following address:

Hurricane Sandy Relief
c/o Camp Olympia
7304 5th Avenue
#271
Brooklyn NY 11209

Tracey, who works for Camp Olympia, is partnering with a local youth group to get supplies to the families in need and says she will deliver the donations herself. Anything you send will be greatly appreciated!

Breezy Point neighbors after seeing the wreckage of their homes. Photo by Shannon Stapleton.

6 comments:

Adrienne Taylor Shubin said...

So generous of you and Pam to organize this.

This is probably a dumb question but I am going to ask it anyway. May I send Camp Olympia money instead of actual items? I would rather donate the money I would otherwise spend shipping the stuff all the way from California to them.

xo, A

Marla said...

So much work to be done there. It will take a long time for this area to heal.

happyface313 said...

Dear Jill, this is really wonderful of you to help organize this! With regard to Adrienne's comment: Do you think they would accept donations by PayPal? Sorry, I don't have US cheques and I don't think sending cash is wise... Thank you! :-)

playingwithscarves said...

It's such a great idea to post these info, Jill! The blogging community needs to help too.
Thanks again :-)
xoxo,
Anne

Veshoevius said...

These photos and the ones we've been seeing of the damage done to New York in the news over here are heartbreaking. I hope your home was not too damaged in the storm.

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