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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Roosevelt Island Hurricane Sandy Relief Donations On Way To Rockaways Today - Drop Off Locations For Supplies Still Available At 475 Main Street And RIOC Offices

Reported previously on efforts by Roosevelt Island residents to donate and deliver necessities to people living in the Rockaways devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Unfortunately, another storm is headed towards New York City and although it is not a Hurricane it is a very strong storm - a Nor'Easter. According to NBC New York:
Another intense storm -- this one named Athena -- is approaching the tri-state as residents who were flooded out by Sandy wait with dread amid warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks....
Received word this morning from Karine Wong, who organized Roosevelt Island Hurricane donations and deliveries this past weekend, that they are returning to the Rockaways today with more clothes and supplies. From Ms. Wong:
We got fuel, the truck is up

Image From Karine Wong

and running thanks to Owen, Kyle and Tim.

Image From Karine Wong

The coats and supplies are on their way to the Rockaways.

Image From Karine Wong
Hurricane Sandy donations are also being accepted in the lobby of 475 Main Street and at the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) offices. According to RIOC:
Recovery from Hurricane SANDY is moving ahead, but thousands of people, including many of our loved ones and neighbors, are still suffering from the devastation. To lend a hand to those who are in need, we have set up a collection site at our offices located at 591 Main Street. We will take in items at this location from 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday thru Friday. If you are unable to get your donated items to our offices during that time, please bring them to the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department, located at 550 Main Street anytime after 5 PM, Monday- Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM- 9 PM. Collected items will be transported to neighborhoods in NYC and NJ. Items that are currently in need:

Paper Towels
Feminine products
Canned goods
Juice Boxes
Cleaning supplies
Garbage Bags
Baby food
School Supplies
Batteries: All sizes, especially D and AA
Dog Food
Baby clothing (New or gently used)
Baby blankets (New or gently used)
Winter coats: Infant-adult sizes (New or gently used)
Hats (New or gently used)
Socks (New)
(If you are providing used clothing, please wash items before dropping them off)

We appreciate any support that you can provide. Our hearts and thoughts are with those who have suffered losses.

If you have any additional questions, please call 212-832-4540 ext# 349.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 4:45 PM - From Ms. Wong:
Mission accomplished. Our crew is back.

Everything was delivered into a school for families and neighborhood in urgent need.

More later


Denise Shull said...

Thank you all SO much for doing this! Bill and I got some things to you Sunday and will again, if (when!) you go again!

Josie said...

How are people getting word of the collections? I didn't hear that there was going to be another delivery today or else I would have brought some things along. Do the organizers have a collection mailing list?

jane morris said...

My heart is breaking seeing lives and properties being ruined by the hurricane. Is there anything we can help?