DataKind Sandy Relief Efforts this Weekend 11/3

November 2, 2012

At DataKind we are constantly looking for ways to give back to our community, so of course we wanted to figure out how we could help the city of NY after Sandy rolled through.  It turns out people are far more interested in resources than regressions, so our whole team - Jake, Craig, Drew, and Shannon - is going down Saturday to help with the Red Hook relief effort.  Here's the plan:

Saturday 11/3:

The Jacobi Church in Red Hook needs donations and volunteers.  We're going to show up there at 11AM to help them sort clothing and distribute meals so come on down and join us!  You can read more about efforts there at redhook.recovers.org.  If you're coming, they're in need of the following items that you should bring with you:

MOST NEEDED

    • already prepared/pre-cooked food
    • kid-friendly food
    • large pots

OTHER NEEDS

    • blankets
    • baby products (diapers, wipes, etc.)
    • batteries, flashlights, candles, power strips
    • toiletries (including toilet paper and paper towels)
    • utensils such as spoons and bowls
    • jugs of water
    • ensure bottles
    • vitamins
    • generators

We're also planning to caravan it down to the Jacobi Church with supplies, so if you can't volunteer your time but want to donate goods for us to bring down for you, Craig will have a car outside the Bagel World in Fort Greene between 930 and 1030AM Saturday morning to collect donations.  Just sign up on this Google spreadsheet with your name, donation item, and contact info and we'll bring your goods down for you!

Feel free to contact us at contact@datakind.org with any questions or tweet at us at @DataKind and hope to see you there!

There are a myriad of other ways to help out in the broader community, so join the greater NY Tech Volunteer Effort or just check out these other ways you can help on your own.