Hurricane Sandy Relief Information

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Sharing Resources to Help Local Neighborhoods

In our efforts to assist local communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, we have compiled a listing of available resources throughout the five boroughs.

If your organization is providing resources or services that we can post, please send us an email.  (Example: clothing, food, counseling, shelter, childcare, showers, internet access, medical supplies, etc.)

NYC Government Information

Distribution Assistance Service Centers
The Mayor's Office and Human Resources Administration (HRA) have set up full-service sites with information about applying for emergency social and economic assistance. These sites can help individuals affected by the storm to access City benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and temporary cash assistance. In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is available to help homeowners apply for loans. Additional sites will be added as information becomes available. Please see the links below for information to access food and water, overnight shelters, and warming centers. If you have problems accessing this list, please call 311.

Daytime Warming Shelters

Overnight Warming Shelters

Bus Service to Overnight Shelters

Food, Blanket, and Water Distribution Locations

Food Truck Locations (Hot Food Available)

Mobile Medical Van Locations


Additional Resources



Donations & Volunteering

Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts (NY1)

NYC Service - includes info for citywide Monetary, Food, and Clothing Donations; Volunteer Opportunities; Blood Drives; and Supply Drives

NYPD Donation Drive
To help assist New Yorkers citywide in areas worst affected by the hurricane, the New York City Police Department will collect non-perishable food, clothing, and other donations in the parking lot of 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens, which can be accessed from 109th St. & Rockaway Blvd. near JFK airport.   Uniformed Community Affairs officers will be accepting the donations daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then delivering the items to locations citywide impacted by the storm.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has called for a special collection to be taken up at all parishes within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

Baptist Convention of New York's Disaster Relief Fund

Free Showers/Cell Phone Charging

New York Sports Clubs: (Located throughout the tri-state area).
Phone: Click here for locations and contact numbers
Additional Information: NYSC asks that non-members bring a towel. Also, some location may be closed due to the Hurricane. Please call (if possible) to ensure availability.



Donations & Volunteering
Red Hook Initiative (Red Hook): 1-718-858-6782,

Food Drives

Food Drive for Hurricane Sandy Survivors - CROWN HEIGHTS
Sponsors:  State Senator Eric Adams and Assembly Member Alec Brook-Krasny
***Non-Perishable Food Products may be dropped off as follows:
Monday - Thursday, 11am - 6pm
Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 12noon - 3pm
1669 Bedford Ave. at Montgomery St.
Concord Baptist Church - BEDFORD-STUYVESANT
***Coats, Blankets, Jackets, Gloves, Hats, Scarves and Socks may be dropped off as follows:
Sunday and Monday,  9am - 6pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 9pm
833 Gardner C. Taylor Blvd. (Marcy Ave. at Putnam Ave. and Madison St.)
Contact: (718)622-1818/19
Supply Drop Off
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
230 Decatur Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Additional Information:  Drop off donations from 11:00am-7:00pm.  Items requested include canned food and can openers, bottled water, toiletries, clothing, blankets, batteries, and flashlights


Cell Phone Recharging Centers/Stations

Time Warner Mobile Station
Location(s): 7th Ave/Greenwich Ave; 23rd/Broadway & Bayard/Mott Sts
Additional Information:  These are mobile charging stations.
Counseling Services

Greenwich Village Youth Council, 213-215 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 755-9752
Donations & Volunteering

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (Lower Manhattan): 1-212-965-1151
 Betel Bar and Kitchen (51 Grove Street): Collecting batteries, flashlights, water, winter clothing, baby food and diapers, cleaning supplies.

City Councilman Dan Garodnick (211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1205): 1-212-818-0580, coordinating volunteer efforts.

The Church of the Covenant, (310 East 42nd Street): Currently seeking canned food, bottled water, toilet tissue, feminine products, diapers, baby wipes, batteries, plates, forks. Baby food is especially needed. Will also take gently used coats and sweaters.

Halloween Too: Take Back The Fear (Saturday, November 10): Lower East Side merchants collect candy to distribute to young trick-or-treaters who missed Halloween.

Hudson Guild Community Center (459 West 26th Street): 1-212-760-9830.

Jewish Community Center in Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue): 1-646-505-4444, volunteers needed to sort through donations.

Maravel Arts Center (445 West 45th Street): 1-646-434-2745,

New York Dream Center (245 8th Ave. #187)

Free Showers/Cell Phone Charging

Halevy Life: 802 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10065 (between 61st & 62nd Sts);
Phone: (212) 233-0633
Additional Information:  Please call (if possible) to ensure availability



Cell Phone Recharging Centers/Stations

Time Warner Cable Store, Queens Center Mall, 9015 Queens Boulevard, New York, NY 11373
Phone: (718) 888-9687
Additional Information:  Stores have charging and internet stations

Donations & Volunteering

American Legion Hall (209 Crossbay Boulevard, Broad Channel): 1-718-474-5029

Aroma31 Restaurant (33-20 31st Avenue, Astoria): Dropbox outside the restaurant is collecting clothes and canned goods.

Bethel AME Church (1504 Beach 11th Street, Far Rockaway): Food pantry

Christ Tabernacle Church & Assemblyman Mike Miller's office (83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.): 1-718-496-2515.

Sikh Cultural Society (South Richmond Hill): 1-718-441-0513.

Silver Gull Beach Club (1 Beach 193rd Street, Far Rockaway): Donations distribution center.


Staten Island
Cell Phone Recharging Centers/Stations

Time Warner Cable Store, 2845 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 816-8686
Additional Information:  Stores have charging and internet stations
Donations & Volunteering

The Dresch Family Fund
c/o TD Bank
126 Page Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
This helps family members of George and Angela Rose Dresch, the father and daughter whose bodies were found blocks from their home in Tottenville.

Arena Sports Bar (4916 Arthur Kill Road, Prince's Bay): 1-718-966-6150, Accepting donations.

Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund: Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund:

El Centro del Inmigrante (1546 Castleton Avenue): 1-718-420-6466,

Salvation Army (2052 Clove Road): Accepting clothing donations.

Where To Turn

New York Container Terminal
Large donations (truckloads, shipping containers) can be sent to the New York Container Terminal at 300 Western Avenue. Call 1-718-816-2000 to coordinate delivery.

Free Showers

Broadway YMCA: 651 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: (718) 981-4933
South Shore YMCA; 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: 718.227.3200
Additional Information: In order to help ensure safety and help manage the need, local residents are being asked to have some form of proper ID with them to gain access. This service is available to community residents.

Supply Drop-Off

Rab's Country Lanes: 1600 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 979-1600
Additional Information:  If your organization would like to help distribute collected supplies to affected families, please contact Rab's for more information.
Substance Abuse Counseling Services/Outpatient Treatment

North Shore YMCA Counseling Service, 285 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304
Phone: (718) 981-4382
South Shore YMCA Counseling Service, 3911 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: (718) 948-3232