In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Mets and City Harvest will hold a food drive today, from 9 am to 5 pm, to benefit fellow New Yorkers in need. Fans can drop off donations at Citi Field’s Hodges VIP entrance (GMAP). Those who donate 10 or more nonperishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a Mets game in April 2013.
Park in Lot G on 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.
Image source: Sunset Parkerpix on Flickr – food donations to Rockaways residents after Hurricane Sandy
With Thanksgiving and the end of the year coming up, most of us have a lot to be thankful for. Although Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on neighborhoods and transportation systems, it also made us more grateful for what we do have. During the past two weeks, many Queens residents donated supplies, money, and time to help out those devastated by the superstorm. Emergency workers, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and other groups have been working hard to get people back on their feet.
Now, as “giving season” approaches, let’s not forget the great organizations that work hard year-round to promote equal rights, environmental sustainability, arts education, economic development, and more in Queens. If you’re looking for a local nonprofit organization to donate to in the next couple of months, consider this your guide.
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It was almost instantaneous – our friends and neighbors around New York City identified the needs of those hit hardest by the surges of Sandy and swung into action.
Want to help, too? The following resources are designed to connect your resources – good stuffs, man-power, funds, blood, and clothes – to those in need in the Tri-State region and in Queens.
American Red Cross The Red Cross is uniquely qualified to handle the most serious issues affecting victims of Sandy. You can donate money, skills, and importantly, blood, for which they are specifically asking. They’re also at work in the Caribbean, Sandy’s first stop in her path of destruction.