How Do You Recover from a Disaster? Together.

Fortunately, power is up in our office, internet is running, and phones are back (sort of — email is best for now). We are all safe and sound. We know this is not the case for all of our fellow friends in New York and elsewhere. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we offer our support and well wishes to those in need because we recognize serving our community and fighting poverty isn’t limited to the confines of our walls.

Many people are still in need of help. Whether it’s donating money, food, blood, or time, everything is appreciated and needed. Here are some ways you can lend a helping hand.

 

Volunteer: There are volunteers needed everywhere for just about everything. If you are in New York, you can register to volunteer at NYCService.org. Those of you with tech skills to offer, visit NYTechResponds to help. You can also contact American Red Cross, Robin Hood Foundation or City Harvest – all have opportunities to respond to many needs. Per Scholas student Robert Maseda and his Cycle 11 class organized volunteer events for several weekends in November and December partnering with the organization Bronx is Blooming. Join them and other Per Scholas staff teaming together. Email Robert to sign up: [email protected]mail.com. We applaud Robert and his classmates for this tremendous leadership and show of initiative. Dates:

November 17 @ Mosholu Parkway & Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY, from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

December 1 @ to be determined

December 15 @ to be determined

More in development…

 

Give Blood: Visit redcrossblood.org or nybc.org to find out where you can give blood.

Text a Donation: Its easier than you think to make a $10 donation to storm relief efforts.

American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund: Text RECOVERY to 52000

Food Bank for New York: Text FBNYC to 50555

New Jersey Community Good Bank: Text FEEDNJ to 80888

New York Cares: Text iCARE to 85944

If there are other valuable resources, please email [email protected] and they will be added. If you have urgent needs that are technical and computer related, please reach out. We have many that can help with repairs and other issues that have surfaced from the storms ([email protected]).

If you are a Per Scholas student who has been greatly affected by the storm where you live, please let us know immediately. We will do everything in our power to help you get what you need.

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