This weekend, members of Save Coney Island will be joining the ongoing volunteer efforts in Coney Island (see call for volunteers below). If you can’t make it but are looking for ways to help, keep scrolling down for a listing of other requests — donations are needed by numerous organizations. Over the past week, we’ve all seen New Yorkers coming together to help neighborhoods in need. As the days pass, let’s continue to support the work of essential service organizations and of our beloved cultural institutions in Coney Island.
When you’re all tired-out from long days of volunteering, considering checking out these two upcoming events:
Call for Volunteers: SAT NOV 10TH & SUNDAY NOV 11TH 9AM – 5PM.
DONATIONS & More Volunteer Needs
The FEMA donation site is looking for donations of: nonperishable goods, individually wrapped sandwiches, toilet paper, baby formula, diapers, blankets, outerwear and baby clothes. There are also daily volunteer opportunities at this site! Drop items off at:
The Shrine Church of Our Lady Of Solace
2866 West 17th Street, between Mermaid & Neptune
Brooklyn, New York 11224
Pamela Harris, Executive Director of Coney Island Generation Gap, is also accepting donations for seniors and families: canned goods, water, hot foods, socks, gloves, scarfs, hats, sweaters, hoodies, rubber boots, blankets, toilet paper. If you can bring any of these items, or if you can volunteer your time, call her at 917-592-2719 or email her at email@example.com . You can also mail donations to Coney Island Generation Gap, 2904 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Coney Island USA took a major hit from the storm. They could use the following to assist the cleanup of their flooded ground floor at 1208 Surf Ave: daily food for workers, coffee, dehumidifiers, space heaters, fans, squeegees, mops, mop buckets, protective clothing such as hazmat suits, household heavy duty rubber gloves, N95 disposable respirators, paper towels, cleaning cloths, brooms, Lysol concentrated cleaner, disinfectant, first aid kits, Neospirin and hand sanitizer. They will accept them from noon – 6pm, seven days a week. Bring or ship to Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn NY 11224. They are also seeking volunteers with water-hardy clothing and footwear to clean and move objects– email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or check their site for updates or to make a monetary donation:
Coney Island History Project is working to rebuild their exhibit center and will need to raise funds to reopen in the spring. You can help with restoration efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution or becoming a member.
Lola Staar has compiled an list of ways that you can help Coney Island during the hurricane aftermath: Also, proceeds from Lola’s magnificent “Coney Island Forever” design will be donated the people and businesses in Coney Island devastated by Hurricane Sandy!
We are doing our best to update our Facebook page with all of the volunteering and other needs, so please check back. And do keep checking the social media outlets of your favorite Coney Island organizations, to find out about urgent requests that they might be posting. Occupy Sandy has updates about relief efforts across the city, including Coney Island.