Re: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
From: Val Machado, Mary Handerhan, William Fortini, and Irene Molloy
Dear Parents, Faculty, and Staff,
We hope this finds you well, warm, and with the ones you love. Many of us in the Brooklyn area are feeling very fortunate to have suffered little from the effects of the storm, while we know that many of our fellow New Yorkers have been experiencing great loss and need. Many of you have been asking how best to volunteer or donate to the relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. We have compiled the following information in an effort to help you to help those most in need.
The Parents Association has formed a Hurricane Relief Group Co-Chaired by parents Jess Woods (email@example.com) and Bethany Yarrow (firstname.lastname@example.org). Anyone who is willing to help transport donations by driving to shelters or communities in need, please contact Irene Molloy, Volunteer Coordinator, at 718-783-3270 extension 221, or at email@example.com. If you or your children are willing to prepare a simple meal, or organize shopping, we can also help coordinate delivery.
In addition, our Upper Grades Students are running a Non-Perishable Food/Clothing Drive and a walk at Prospect Park to benefit Hurricane Relief. Items are being collected on the Lower Level in marked bins.
Local Drop-Off Locations:
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (520 Clinton Avenue)
The Armory in Park Slope (8th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets)New Hope Church (120-122 16th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues)Jacobi Church (5406 4th Avenue)
Items most needed:
Canned goods, cereal, powdered milk, sugar, toilet paper, paper towels, warm blankets, electric teakettles, sweaters, water bottles, coats, thermoses, hats, scarves, mittens, work gloves, plastic storage bins, first aid kits, duffle bags, backpacks, small suitcases with wheels, flashlights, batteries, camping lamps, toiletries, rice cookers, cleaning supplies, crock-pots, healthy foods, baby formula, long conserve milk, contractor bags, packaged underwear, duct tape, 95-rated masks, tools, and pet food
Many churches and local organizations are helping to transport and serve hot meals. If you or your children are willing to prepare a simple meal, or organize shopping, we can help to coordinate delivery.
Here are links to a number of organizations to which families have already been donating:
We’d like to thank you all for mobilizing to help hard hit communities like the Rockaways, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Coney Island to recover from this disaster.