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As many of you know from news reports, towns in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York were devastated by flooding in hurricane Irene's aftermath. For those of you who want to see the pics, go to http://www.watershedpost.com
In an attempt to provide assistance to families in the affected Catskill Mountain areas - many of whom have lost their homes, businesses, livelihoods, and towns - a grassroots organization of concerned citizens are collecting donations here in NYC. We have established various locations around New York City where donations can be dropped off for transport to upstate New York by a wonderful network of volunteers, most who have homes and/or families in the Catskill Mountain region.
Many NYC residents stocked up on bottled water, batteries, non-perishable food, and other emergency supplies in preparation for the worst from Irene, luckily, those emergency supplies were not needed in most cases here in NYC. We ask that you all take a moment and simply drop off your unused hurricane emergency supplies (or any of the below suggested items) at a donation collection center near you. We will then have our network of volunteers transport these much needed items to drop off centers upstate in the affected Catskill Mountain areas.
Many transport volunteers are driving to the affected region in the coming days, so time is of the essence. Please help us in this effort and drop off your donations today!
All questions or inquiries about these efforts can be directed to: [email protected]
The Volunteers of Catskill Mountain Relief
NYC Donation Collection Sites
Eastern Mountain Sports
530 Broadway (Spring & Broadway)
New York, NY 10012
Monday - Friday 10 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
84 Wooster Street # 603 (between Spring and Broome)
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Greenwich Village Location
Ciao Stella Restaurant
206 Sullivan Street (between Bleecker and West 3rd)
ask for Stella
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Decorum Consulting Group
295 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor (one block from Grand Central)
Ask for Jeannine Stryker-Triolo
Monday through Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Donation Collection Sites:
Boing Boing Maternity
Corner of 6th and Union
Ask for Karen or Kevin
Tuesday through Sunday
11:00 a.m.- 7:00 a.m.
(can also leave donations in the gated yard during off hours)
Red Shed Community Garden
266 Stillman Avenue
Wednesday through Friday
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Donations List
In addition to bottled water and non-perishable foods, the following items are also urgently needed at present:
Personal care products
Feminine care products
Shampoo/Conditioner (adult and for babies/children)
Underwear (adults and children, including boxers)
Socks (adults and children)
Pajamas (adults and children)
Shoes (especially children's)
Any gently used clothing
Charcoal and lighter fluid
Formula and baby food