November 1, 2012

Ways to help out

North Brooklyn is dry and powered, and JBK and I live in walking distance from a lot of our good friends, so throughout the storm and now after, we've been cooking dinner for one another, swapping stories, and doing as neighbors do. Aside from the fright of Monday night -- dare I say -- it's been unusually mellow and quite nice, one for recovery from our own frantic lives. It's We've made soup and biscuits, watched Star Wars, played Balderdash, gone for runs, gone to yoga class, gone on bike rides, taken long walks, worked on home improvement project. I have woken without alarm clocks, caught up on emails and work.

That said, our window faces a dark, dark lower Manhattan and we've been glued to the constant news and information streams -- radio, paper, instagram, twitter. We have a lot of friends without electricity, hot water, heat. I've gotten lots of emails, text, notices of ways people can help. I've just delivered a few sweatshirts and coats over to Brooklyn Kitchen where they're collecting wearables and edibles for the Rockaways. Below is a list of fundraisers and recovery efforts I know of thus far. If you know of others, please feel free to post in the comments.

20x200 is selling a benefit print for Sandy (proceeds to the American Red Cross) 
Fundraiser to help rebuild Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO
Brooklyn Kitchen + The Meat Hook are collecting goods to help The Rockaways
Red Hook Recovers 
Astoria Recovers 
Rockaway Relief has a round up of businesses and people in the Rockaways seeking help