- Posted November 3, 2012 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories
Path Train Service Update - With List of Places To Help & Get Help in NY, NJ & Staten Island
New Jersey is not only still suffering the Path Train that connects New Jersey to New York is still not working. I called the customer service at the Path Train and they are hoping to have it open by Monday but said they can not make any promises. The service rep did say that if you have an Unlimited Smart Link Card it will be adjusted and that you can get that adjustment be calling the 1-800 number on back of you smart link card or going to the website on the back of your smart link card. Commuters that had to get into the city have been riding the very crowded Ferryhttp://www.nywaterway.com/ferryroutesschedules.aspx
Unfortunately, the Ferry doesn't run from all ports on the weekends but if on Monday the Path is still not running the Ferry may be your best option.
If you have transportation and you are looking for ways to help or if you still need help here are some ways you can help & get help in Manhattan & the surrounding areas:
In New York Call 311
In New Jersey Call 211
In Staten Island call 1-800-621-FEMA or go to
Monday November 5th from 10am - 2pm at the Fire House on 125th Street between Amsterdam & Morningside will be accepting CANNED GOODS & NON-Persisable items Including bottled water, FLASH LIGHTS & BATTIERS, clean warm clothes, clean towels, clean warm blankets. Captain Moiser & I have teamed up and I will collect them at this station & he and the firemen will make sure they get to people who are still suffering in Far Rockaway, Staten Island, and Jersey etc. If you can't make that time e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will set up a time to meet you there to collect them. DO NOT leave the supplies outside of the Firehouse as they may be taken by people who are unaware of what they are for.
This blog has a excellent current list of how to help http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/volunteer
Ongoing Victor at Iridium jazz 51/Bway is collecting goods for run to Staten Island let's make regularl contributions of non- perisishable food as long as our friends need it.Two other spots are MODELL'S at 42nd between Broadway and 8th and 85th and 2nd by the postoffice. Thank you for your service.
To Volunteer you can got herehttp://www.nyc.gov/html/nycservice/home.html
Nov 4th South Street Seaport Cleanup:Meet at 12pm at the Amsterdam Market on Front Street to help the South Street Seaport neighborhood.
Nov 4th from 11-5, please bring nonperishable supplies to the firehouse tavern on 85th and Columbus. I stopped by tonight, and while they continue to need canned food and toiletries....they are in EXTRA need of BATTERIES AND FLASHLIGHTS. Tonight's load went to the Rockaways, tomorrow's goes to Staten Island.
People with gassed up cars in Manhattan, if you can find a couple hours to haul things around for people, know that everyone will love you forever.
To Volunteer you can click herehttp://www.catholiccharitiesnyvolunteer.org
At City Harvest today: 64,668 pounds and 5,389 bags of non-perishable food items heading to Red Hook tomorrow! To help out or donate to City Harvest call 646-412-6000 or go to http://www.cityharvest.org/
To see more places to volunteer and what they need Go tohttp://www.9nl.com/SandyService
How to get food for Shabbos if you didn't have gas, electricity or water.The Lower East Side Jewish community really came together during Hurricane Sandy. Chabad delivered over 500 meals to people in the co-ops—especially people who were older, and who lived on very high floors. The co-ops had no gas, and no running water during the crisis.
If you'd like to join the Lower East Side Shuls newsgroup/listserv, send a message tothis address: email@example.com
If you are Uptown you can help by taking towels and soap to the Hurricane Victims Center at 192nd and Auburn NY, NY 10040.
If you are downtown or can get downtown the Staten Island Ferry will be taking volunteers over to the Island to help. Check the list of Volunteer Centers below and go with one of the groups. Going alone is not recommened.
The Redcross needs blood to donate call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go tohttp://www.redcrossblood.org/ to find a time and location near you.
You can text a $10 donation to the Red Cross at 90999 Redcross.
You can fill out this form and volunteer to help herehttp://www.nycservice.org/
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You can join the volunteers at www.newyorkcares.org
You can call 1-800-HELP-NOW to Donate to Sandy Reliefe
You can join Occupy Wall Street's 99 percent whom have begun a coordinated effort to help victims of Hurricane Sandy called Occupy Sandy.
If you're a NY marathoner with a hotel reservation you can't use, emailRace2RecoverNYC@gmail.com. They'll tell you how to donate it.
Food Bank NYC continues to give to out food to hurricane victims www.foodbanknyc.org or http://bit.ly/U62mNf
If you have property damage and need assistance check here http://www.nycommunities.org/node/1519
U can bring your donations to the BB Hall(Next to Vin-tich Lounge) located at 3950 10th Av & 211 St. We will be there Saturday 11-03-12 at starting at 10am. They need bottles
Make the Road—If you can make it to Staten Island, "Make the Road" needs supplies to distribute there, especially non-perishable food and warm clothes and blankets. Their Staten Island office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 479 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10302. For more information, email Daniel.Coates@maketheroadny.org or call (718) 727-1222 extension 3445. http://www.maketheroadny.org/
Yes, check this blog it has a few more places to volunteer
You can offer 'Power & A Shower" to your friends and neighbors who are still without electricity and hot water.
Please comment below if you still need help and give us details of how we can help you.
If you are a volunteer organization please tell how we can join to help out.