regarding relief efforts at Gowanus Houses, please call 347-806-6435. Contributions can be delivered to
Gowanus Community Center, 420 Baltic Street in Brooklyn and will be accepted until 6 p.m.
::: GOWANUS HOUSES SUPPORT – WED. 11/7 :::
The families in the Gowanus Houses buildings, especially seniors, the ill and the homebound that are STILL WITHOUT POWER, HEAT AND HOT WATER have no choice but to stay home. These are the people who rely on relief efforts to get food, water, blankets.
Since the City of New York is doing virtually NOTHING to help Gowanus residents, the family of donors, volunteers, community organizations and faith based organizations have become their life line.
Yesterday, we struggled greatly to provide relief to Gowanus residents who are angry, hurt and frustrated that they are not getting the support or communications needed by city, state and federal agencies about further disaster assistance.
On day five, we can not stay in our warm homes, with access to refrigerated food and the ability to come and go as we please…or as we need.
On day five, we will practice self-determination and community-building. We will practice movement building.
Volunteers are being asked to meet at the center (see address below) at 12 p.m. If you are interested in serving as an outreach coordinator and if you can help bring in donations and package bags of food for families, please come at 11 a.m.
Outreach and distribution will go on until 6 p.m., weather permitting.
We also need help in the evening, when we tend to have less volunteers, to deliver hot food to home-bound residents between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We would need 10 volunteers to get this done. If you can do evening hours, please check this page or FUREE’s web page for an update.
Please donate as much as you can; no donation is ever too small! Please give only what is on the list so we don’t have an excess of food and supplies that we can’t move:
- Baby food (vegetarian, with meat/chicken, fruit, cereal stages 1, 2, 3)
Goods can be delivered between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to the address listed below.
Please DO NOT BRING clothing and blankets.
We also need cash contributions so we can purchase what is needed and to support this relief work at Gowanus Houses.
::: CONNECT RESIDENTS TO SERVICES :::
We will also have medical personnel from the NYU Medical Center to check in on the sick and homebound and to make sure that residents have their needed medication.
Volunteers are needed to alert residents of these FREE services and to help pick up prescriptions from local pharmacies to deliver to residents.
To sign up, please send e-mail to valery[at]furee[dot]org or lucas[at]furee.org
Again, thank you all for support!
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