Our dear friends and neighbors at The Brooklyn Kitchen & The Meat Hook are spearheading a phenomenal Hurricane Sandy relief effort for the devastated Rockaways today. They’re acting as both a donation drop-off point & a volunteer aggregation center. If you live in the Northside area and are looking for ways to lend a hand, they’re a great place to start. Specifically, they need folks to help sort and organize the donations and vehicles to transport volunteers. Email hurricanehelp [at] thebrooklynkitchen [dot] com for more info.
From The Brooklyn Kitchen:
The boardwalk is gone.
111 homes in Breezy Point are gone.
The people there need our help.
Harry & Rippers co-owner Chris Parachini are out there today with a grill. They’re cooking up some hot meals for people who haven’t eaten one in days. They also have a computer to help people sign up for FEMA relief.
Here at 100 Frost Street, we’re collecting donations of goods that people in the Rockaways need now and in the future.
Please stop by the store by 8pm this Friday and donate any of the following:
IN HIGHEST DEMAND | updated Nov 5
*New Sleeping Bags in packaging
*New Hats and gloves — the kind people can wear to sleep in
*Canned Tuna (cases preferred)
*Peanut Butter in Plastic Jars (cases preferred)
NO USED CLOTHING THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF IT
NO WATER AT THIS TIME
*Canned Goods and Can Openers
*Winter Clothing: Jackets, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Boots
*Blankets and Towels
Let’s all pitch in & help our friends out.
We will be running stuff down as long as we have vehicles, fuel and safe distribution. Keep checking here for more info. You may drop off donations anytime during our regular business hours on Friday, November 2.
If you would like to volunteer in any way email: HurricaneHelp@thebrooklynkitchen.com.