Red Hook NYC Recovers

This is a recovery organizing site for New York's Red Hook neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at OWS and community organizations on the ground. For information on volunteering and donating supplies in other affected areas, please visit
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Check out Rockaway Recovers for up-to-date volunteer and donation opportunities in the New York City area.

This Site is No Longer Being Actively Managed!

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  • If you are a local organization or organizer that needs access to this database of needs, donations, and volunteers for your recovery effort, please let us know at

  • For more information on the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, visit,, and the Occupy Sandy Website.

Update from Occupy Sandy and Red Hook Coalition

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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Occupy Sandy / Red Hook Coalition 499 Van Brunt Street - Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York At the southern end of Van Brunt Street, at the waterfront. Friday, Saturday, Sunday Two Shifts: 10am-2pm, 1pm-6pm

Directions: Take the B61 bus from either Downtown Brooklyn at Jay St MetroTech; or from 9th…

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Update from the Red Hook Initiative:

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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ATTN #sandyvolunteer on Monday NO Volunteers to 499 Van Brunt. Hot meal delivery to 767 Hicks St at 10am and 3pm only. Report to 767 Hicks.

for more information email or call (718) 306-1949


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Hot meals being accepted at 773 Hicks before 3:30pm today and tomorrow. Email Weekend needs TBA

VOLUNTEERS needed ASAP TODAY at 98 Richards to help with supply distribution. Tomorrow is the last day Visitation will be giving out supplies.

VOLUNTEERS needed from 3-6pm TODAY at 773 Hicks St to…

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Donations Update 11/15 12pm

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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Visitation Church at 98 Richards in Red Hook needs lots of cleaning supplies and paper products right now.

Update from the Red Hook Initiative:

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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ATTN: shortage of volunteers and hot meals. Red Hook Houses are still in need. Contrary to popular belief, there are still homes without power, heat and/or hot water so we still need you!

If you are interested in providing a hot meal please email

For volunteer opportunities please email…

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ATTN: Need hot meals today at the Red Hook Initiative!

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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Spread the word!

Volunteers needed to bring light to Red Hook Houses! (FRI)

posted over 1 year ago by juanneng
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10-15 volunteers needed at 1pm to help light the hallways and stairwells for residents of the Red Hook Houses with SOLAR-POWERED light bulbs. Please bring a pair of scissors and masking tape.

Meet at Red Hook Initiative, 767 Hicks Street, 1:00PM, Friday

New Donation Website

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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We have a new site up today to donate directly to our Red Hook recovery. Thank you for all of the amazing support!

Donate Here

Donations Update:

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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Flashlights and batteries are urgently needed at Jacobi Church 5406 4th ave.

Red Hook Initiative Hurricane Relief Memo, Thursday, November 8, 2012

posted over 1 year ago by mariyanyc
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Supplies: TODAY ONLY please drop off all supplies to Good Shepherd Services, 173 Conover Street from 11am - 4pm

candles, flashlights, batteries (all sizes, C and D in particular), baby wipes, pampers, baby formula, hand warmers, hand sanitizer NO CLOTHES/ TOYS

Volunteers Please report to RHI, 767 Hicks Street from…

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Volunteers needed at RHI

posted over 1 year ago by juanneng
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Need volunteers to print & distribute flyers for solar light distribution to the Red Hook houses.

Please come to RHI - 767 Hicks Street on TODAY (Wednesday)

For more information (and other locations) call (347) 770-1528 or email

Different donation sites are accepting different supplies

posted over 1 year ago by juanneng
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Please refer to the below (cross posting from RHI site):

RHI: Blankets, Flashlights, batteries, candles, water Hours: 10 to 9PM

Visitation Church (98 Richards Street): Everything except clothes 10 to sundown

Calvary Church (Hicks and W9th Street): Hot food, utensils, water until 5PM Lunch at 12 Dinner at 5PM- volunteers…

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Specific Supplies Needed at the Warehouse

posted over 1 year ago by juanneng

If you have these, please bring to the Warehouse (Super Movers). Thank you!!

LOCATION: 90 14th Street (Gowanus, Brooklyn) TIME: 7am - 4:30pm.

All items needed in large quantities:

  • paper towel rolls
  • toilet paper
  • hand soap
  • hand sanitizer
  • clorox
  • mops
  • black thick trash bags
  • hand wipes
  • mold remediation gear
  • cat…
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