Rockaway Rescue Alliance Benefit Tues Dec. 11th at Cubana Social
The Rockaway Rescue Alliance + RRA:Shore Soup Project invite you to a holiday benefit to support our relief work, and have an amazing time doing it!
Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:30PM at Cubana Social
Drink Specials, Food, Friends, and Raffle Prizes
Starting at 11PM DJ sets presented by DJ Designer Imposter, DJ Brian Beluka, DJ LIL LIL, SAMIAM, & Special Guests Raffle prizes by Fredricks & Mae, Etten Eller, Cubana Social, Caracas Arepabar, Astrid Lewis Reedy, shabd, Whisk and more, plus great food and drink! Special menu items and drinks provided by Cubana Social, Rockaway Brewing Company and Six Point Brewery to benefit RRA.
Suggested Donation $5 - $25
Shore Soup Project is a group of Rockaway residents and allies who have been serving free hot soup door to door in Rockaway since Hurricane Sandy! We serve over 600 meals a day, 5 days a week!
After beginning the operation in Robyn and Lillian’s apt ( where they had no heat, electricity or hot water) now after 5 weeks, have moved into the Kitchen of Rockaway Taco and are collaborating with Veggie Island to use their store front for service. Come eat here and pay what you want, or donate at the benefit to keep this solidarity work going!
Today, our hard-working responders out in Staten Island got word from the Mayor’s Office that all outdoor and sidewalk relief efforts must shut down immediately. They also learned that sidewalk pop-up free mutual aid stations like the ones we’ve set up across the city will be considered “vendors” and shut down as well.
We’ve seen in the last month how amazing a people-powered recovery can be, so let’s not let bureaucracy shut it down!
TAKE ACTION: Demand the Mayor’s office end community hub eviction and instead support this crisis with space, housing, medical care and equipment
CALL: Public Advocate’s office: (212) 669-7250 9am-5pm
As part of this recovery effort, the Public Advocate’s office has produced a series of documents to help New Yorkers navigate the different types of available disaster assistance. Regardless of whether you had flood damage, power loss, or saw a decrease in income because of the storm, you may be eligible for help.
Please join Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and South Beach Civic Association this Saturday, November 17 at noon in Staten Island to help distribute valuable information to business owners regarding disaster assistance from NYC Small Business Services, FEMA, and the Small Business Administration. Please RSVP here if you can join us.
HOT MEAL DELIVERY RELIEF @ GREENPOINT SOUP KITCHEN!!!
Ann is coordinating hot meal delivery for Sandy Relief in connection with the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Hunger Program & CM Levin’s office. The Greenpoint Soup Kitchen typically serves one hot meal to 100 people and gives out 400 bags in an average week. Right now they are making crazy amounts of donation boxes (of non-perishable foods) and making meals for 250 per day (M-Th). In her words —there is no end to the amount of hot food they need in the affected areas.
Main Greenpoint Kitchen — 136 Milton St @ Greenpoint Reformed Church. Volunteer kitchen work is running 11-3pm Mon - Thurs (and maybe on Saturdays & Sundays).
Ann has a master list of places where you can drop off hot food to be distributed. She will be making daily deliverise of hot food (M-TH) to Occupy Sandy headquarters @ 520 Clinton. They they send it out to whatever site needs food that night. She will be leaving Greenpoint at 1pm and is willing to pick up hot food donations on her way. There is a big meat delivery coming from the food bank and she will need help cooking up that meat.
Need butter & oil
Take-out containers (This is to get hot food to those stuck in their apartments — mostly seniors.)
Contact ann if you want to help with some hot food direct action.
Main Contact Ann Carroll (volunteer chef at Greenpoint Soup Kitchen)
Mini Pie Social and Hot Toddy Night- A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Bring “mini-pies” of the savory or sweet variety to exchange with other Pie-eaters. If you don’t bake, that’s ok! For a small donation, you can purchase a mini pie. All proceeds go towards Brooklyn Recovery Fund. http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/brooklyn-recovery-fund-1 Pies N’ Thighs will also be donating a batch of pies as well!
This Wednesday at Union Pool (I know, two days away), From Brooklyn, with Love will be holding our first in a series of benefits to raise money for the various factions of our collective. This event will be focused on educating the public and the staff of our members, on the current efforts and future outreach From Brooklyn, with Love has organized. It will also be an attempt to bring those of you who have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks some much needed R n R and downtime. We will have an exciting line up of DJs, including Ryan Sawyer (LoneWolf), Adam Wills (Bear in Heaven) and perhaps a secret surprise musical performance. We update the line up as it trickles in over the next few days!
Wednesday, November 14th @ 8pm
484 Union Ave. @ Meeker Ave.
Union Pool and their sponsors have put together a generous array of drink specials for the evening. They include:
IN THE VENUE:
Brooklyn Brewery, Jameson Whiskey & Pabst Blue Ribbon
There will be a minimum donation of $15 in the venue, which includes a drink from the sponsors, plus snacks from El Diablo Tacos. Cash donations will go toward the purchase of goods and supplies that will be organized and transported out to harder hit areas over the course of the coming weeks.
Beginning Tuesday, homeowners will be able sign up for NYC Rapid Repairs by going NYC.gov or by calling 311. They will need a FEMA ID number, which they can get by registering at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30pm: The Brooklyn YWCA needs 3 cars to deliver food to the Rockaways. Location: 30 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. RSVP here
Saturday, 9am: join Coney Island Recovers for storm damage clean up, distribution of supplies to storm victims, and outreach to affected residents and businesses. Meet at Tom’s Restaurant on the Boardwalk, RSVP here
Saturday, 10am: New York Communities for Change will be sending volunteers to the Rockaways to deliver supplies, knock on doors, and do needs assessment. RSVP here and be sure to include whether you have your own car, and the number of passengers you can fit.
Even if you cannot make it Saturday, let it be know that help is always needed and will be for a very long time.
In addition to planned donation sites below, we are organizing a fleet of vehicles headed to The Rockaways on Saturday, Nov. 10, for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If you’d like to join the mailing list to receive details for Saturday, please email Sabrina - firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 9 at 10PM.
This event is one among a series of future Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts put on by Union Pool and FROM BROOKLYN, WITH LOVE, a local collective of North Brooklyn businesses organizing grassroots goods drives, benefits and outreach events to victims across the five boroughs hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
SATURDAY we will be collecting supplies listed below
The DRIVE to distribute the collection is TBD. As we have an overwhelming support of transportation, we are currently working out a schedule, please stay tuned…
Below is a list, with specifics, of things that are absolutely needed. Please ONLY bring these items, as ALL OTHER ITEMS WILL *NOT* BE ACCEPTED ___________________________________________
SUPPLIES WE WILL BE COLLECTING FOR THE DRIVE N’ DRIVE
• 5 GALLON BUCKET WITH RESEALABLE LID-Buckets from fast food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned. • LAUNDRY DETERGENT-25-50 oz bottles only • CLOTHES PINS • CLOTHING LINE • LIQUID HOUSEHOLD CLEANER-12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner small or regular size bottles only please • BLEACH-small sized bottles only • DISH SOAP OR ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP-16‐28 oz bottle any brand small or regular size bottles only please • SCRUB BRUSHES-foor hand scrubbing floors and walls • CLEANING WIPES-handi wipes or reusable wipes • SPONGES • SCOURING PADS-no Brillo, SOS pads or any kind that will rust • HEAVY DUTY TRASH BAGS-30-45 gallon size • DUST MASKS • DISPOSABLE WATERPROOF GLOVES-rubber or latex • WORK GLOVES COTTON OR LEATHER-leather or rubber palms necessary • FLASHLIGHTS WITH BATTERIES • BATTERIES-size C or D • DISPOSABLE CAMERAS • RUBBER BOOTS • ***NEW AND PACKAGED***SOCKS, GLOVES, SCARVES AND HATS • CANNED OR OTHER NON-PERISHABLE FOOD • WATER • INDUSTRIAL GRADE SHOVELS, BROOMS AND MOPS • TARPS OR PLASTIC SHEETING • POCKET WARMERS • HEAVY DUTY POWER STRIPS AND EXTENSION CORDS • BABY SUPPLIES • DUCT TAPE • CANDLES, MATCHES AND LIGHTERS • TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTHBRUSHES
Again, Please ONLY bring these items, as ALL OTHER ITEMS WILL *NOT* BE ACCEPTED
Please feel free to invite all. Thank you for the outstanding support.
[left: Brewmaster Oliver, NY State Assemblyman Joe Lentol & Steve Hindy address the crowd at The Brewery on Nov 5 // right: food and supplies donated by guests]
UPDATE // NOV 7 For those interested in volunteering to help clean up the hardest hit areas, we’ll be providing training sessions to ensure that we send down organized and prepared teams. There are safety and health concerns and we want volunteers to be prepared. The sessions — “Operation Muck Out” provided by World Cares Center* — will take place here at our Tasting Room on Thursday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 13. 7-8pm will be Team Leaders Training for those who want to get pointers on how to prepare and lead a team to help homeowners clean up, and from 8-9pm we’ll provide basic safety information and other practical information to prepare you to aid in clean up. RSVP to Carla at email@example.com. We hope to have information on our first volunteer excursion in the next few days.
[*World Cares Center was founded shortly after 9/11 after seeing a need to bring together various agencies and community-based organizations in a safe and collaborative environment. They focus on putting organization to the chaos of post-disaster relief efforts and offer education to community members on how to channel their goodwill into effective disaster volunteerism.]
UPDATE // NOV 6 Last night at the brewery we took the occasion of having a house packed with friends who came out to celebrate the release of our latest Brewmaster’s Reserve, There Will Be Black, to raise some money and collect supplies to aid those affected by Sandy in the Rockaways area of Queens. We raised over $2,500 and filled four pallets with food, blankets, clean socks and hats, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items for the World Cares Center disaster relief organization. You can donate money directly to their relief efforts here.
Below is a list of the most needed items to donate — Brooklyn Brewery is a donation center for these items ONLY. Please come Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm to our warehouse on Berry St b/w N10 and N11 St.
+ Rubber gloves — all sizes + Work Gloves — all sizes + Protective goggles with venting holes on the side + Tyvek suits + Hammers with claw + Crow bars + Large plastic buckets with handle + Respirators — N95 ONLY
+ Garden sprayer
Our official full-blown Sandy fundraiser is happening here at The Brewery on Tuesday, December 4 put on by the NYC Brewers Guild. Confirmed breweries currently include Sixpoint, Kelso, Shmaltz, Bronx Brewery and Lagunitas. More details TBA.
In the meantime see the below information via EWVIDCO on how you can help out now:
“Our neighboring communities are still in need of donations and assistance after Hurricane Sandy. There are several ways that you and your business can get involved.
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF COLLECTIVE NORTH BROOKLYN BUSINESSES: There is a meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at Union Pool to discuss and define the goals of a business collective to assist with the relief after Hurricane Sandy. If you are interested in becoming involved but unable to attend, Union Pool has updates on other relief efforts on their twitter page: www.twitter.com/unionpool
DONATION COLLECTION AT MALIN LANDAEUS: Malin Landaeus, located at 157 N 6th Street, between Berry St & Bedford Ave, is collecting donations to be sent to Redhook and Rockaway. They are collecting hot food, thermos mugs, flashlights, batteries, blankets, socks, towels, hand and foot warmers, bottled water, cleaning supplies and construction garbage bags. Check the Facebook event for collection times this week at: www.facebook.com/malinlandaeusvintage
DONATION COLLECTION AND VOLUNTEERS AT CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION: Councilman Levin has coordinated for a temporary drop off location for relief supplies at the Church of the Ascension, located on 122 Java Street. The church will be collecting supplies on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th from 8am until 8pm. For drop off updates and other scheduled times at the church please check: www.facebook.com/ascensionbrooklyn/posts/296698847098917
INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES: Occupy Sandy has regular updates on volunteer locations and supplies needed across the five boroughs:www.interoccupy.net/occupysandy
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER/DONATE: Consider making monetary or item donations to an organization that is on the ground responding to Hurricane Sandy (list provided by Lincoln Restler):
AreaOrganizationContactDisaster Relief Services Staten Island Project Hospitality Rev. Terry Troia 718.448.1544 x103 Services to shelters: towels, food clothes, toiletries, non-perishable blankets Staten Island Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund LES / Chinatown Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) Helena Wong 718.220.7391 Distributing food, water, and volunteer efforts LES / Chinatown Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) Damaris Reyes – 212.358.1223 Essential services: towels, food clothes, toiletries, non-perishable, blankets Rockaways Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation Patricia Simon – 917.345.3642 Outreach to residents in need of food, clothing, and door-to-door assessment of needed services Rockaways Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Jeanne Dupont 917.975.5623 Hurricane recovery efforts include distribution of food, water, flashlights Gowanus Houses FUREEvalery@furee.org Coordinating volunteers in five large buildings without power Red Hook Red Hook Initiative Janice Mcguire – 917.885.3826 Donations support supply distribution, serving hot meals, and volunteers
Join Dine Out Williamsburg to help with the Sandy relief efforts. On November 8th, 2012, participating restaurants, bars, and businesses will be donating a percentage of their sales to the red cross to benefit Sandy relief efforts.