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Posts Tagged ‘Help with Hurricane Sandy

Interview: Repair the World

Posted by: erika on: December 24, 2012

When Hurricane Sandy hit I sprung into action. Unfortunately that springing action did a number on my back. The back strain combined with carrying my computer to work every day since the Hurricane has resulted in a slow healing process and unfortunately a lack of volunteering. B’H there are many people still out there doing […]

What’s Been Happening in Far Rockaway

Posted by: erika on: November 8, 2012

This video from UpWorthy very clearly shows how people are living in areas of Far Rockaway. This particular building is where my partner worked on Monday. Please share widely. Also read this and this and this. Donate and volunteer here.  

Some Relief to Seniors in Far Rockaway

Posted by: erika on: November 7, 2012

I got the following e-mail today : Hi Erika: A friend of mine forwarded your article to me this morning because I had been out volunteering guerrilla style out in Rockaway this past weekend.  I was at 155 Beach 19th St. a building filled with seniors who are immobile, without running water, heat, power, etc. […]

Day Three in Far Rockaway

Posted by: erika on: November 6, 2012

A cross-post from The Sisterhood. In the Far Rockaways, there is no Red Cross relief, no FEMA, no National Guard shuttling in supplies for the elderly Polish and Russian Jews living in high rises without power or heat. There is no relief for the poor black and Latino families living in low-income housing. The lights […]


Posted by: erika on: November 2, 2012

***UPDATE NOVEMBER 3rd*** Today I volunteered in a community in desperate need of help. There is no FEMA relief, no Red Cross Trucks, no ConEd restoring power, no access to public transportation or access to money or food. I volunteered in a low-income community populated by mostly black and Latino folks who are living in […]

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