I know quite a few of you have contacted me through the various social media outlets to ask for information on places that need direct help here in the NY/NJ area. Well, I decided to create a post with addresses of shelter and relief centers that need assistance. These are places who are in dire straits here in New Jersey, and my neighboring city, Staten Island. If you’ve been watching the news, you know that Staten Island residents are suffering at a high level, and just yesterday, news outlets admitted that the island was the most effected by Sandy. Please send any non-perishable items, diapers, clothing for all ages, and even footwear to these addresses listed below:
Tottenville High School
100 Luten Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312
NYC Board of Education
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Brooklyn Technical High School
29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Keyport Central School
335 Broad St.
Keyport, NJ 07735
Union Beach Municipal Court
650 Poole Ave
Union Beach, NJ 07735
King of Kings Community Church
1000 N. Main Street
East Rockaway Fire House
473 Atlantic Ave
East Rockaway, NY 11518
(Thanks for the info, Julie!)
Please place “Attention: Sandy Relief Center” within the mailing address so it can be properly distributed.
If you aren’t able to send actual packages, there are many ways to give:
Visit the American Red Cross website to send a donation
Text the phrase REDCROSS to 90999 to send a $10 donation directly to the Red Cross
Watch ABC all day today, November 5th, to participate in the Day of Giving. Call in, talk to a celebrity, and give what you can.
Have some Amazon bucks in your account? You can send supplies straight from Amazon to the addresses above. Most needed are disposable diapers, underwear, socks, and due to the cold front coming this week, lots of hats and gloves.
Want to help with the rescuing of animals in the area? Believe it or not, PETA does an excellent job with Animal Rescue during times like these. Also, you can give to the New York and New Jersey ASPCA. Check the website for more details.
Contact your local church to find out if they are organizing clothing or food drives for the affected.
If you can’t afford to send the package, donate to your local Salvation Army and food bank. By helping out your own community, you’re creating a ripple effect. Give clothing to a local SA or Goodwill, and they will in turn be able to send off donations to our community here.
I also want to give a big thanks to all of you have have been repeatedly checking in on my family and I. We really appreciate all of the prayers and support.