How To Help This Weekend

Weekend of February 2nd and 3rd

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Muck Out Homes in the Rockaways 

Saturday 2/2/13 8:00am-5:30pm

Manhattan Meet.  Sign up here

Participate in the muck out of a building in the Rockaways. Volunteers will learn the basics of muck out and the safety procedures involved in these tasks.

This project will involve actual muck out work. Volunteers should come prepared to participate in the entire process. Wear sturdy closed toed shoes, long pants and sleeves, and layers for the cold. Bring a lunch and water with you. Bus transportation from the New York Cares office will be provided. The time listed includes bus transportation time to and from the New York Cares office. This project is not safe or appropriate for anyone under the age of 18.


Hurricane Sandy Response: Assist the Rockaways Action Center

Saturday 2/2/13 9:00am-4:00pm

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Help unload supplies, makes care packages, sort and serve families and individuals in the Rockaways affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks and water with you. Please remain patient and flexible as needs may change on site. Transportation for volunteers from Manhattan to the site and back will be provided. The van will be leaving from outside of our office at 47 Trinity Place. Please arrive by 8:45am and the van will leave the project site around 3:30-4pm. Please note there is often traffic back into Manhattan so the precise return time can be unpredictable


Hurricane Sandy Response: Help canvass and clean up Red Hook

Saturday 2/2/13 10:00am-2:00pm

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Assist Red Hook Coalition with their cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Volunteers will help canvass and/or muck out homes. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and warm clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Safety gear will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it! Please remain flexible as needs might change. Please note that a New York Cares team leader might not be present at this project. For any questions, please contact Mike at 718.306.9149

Hurricane Sandy Response: Canvass with Shorefront Y

Sunday 2/3/13 10:30am-4:00pm

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Support Shorefront Y canvass affected areas. Volunteers will help assess needs, share resources and planning updates of South Brooklyn, including Brighton Beach, Coney Island and Manhattan Beach. Russian speaking skills are highly needed. Please remain flexible as needs may change. Please note that this project might be running without a New York Cares Team Leader. For any questions please contact David Cohen – 347-689-1848