Holy Cow! The outpouring of support for our friends up west from the East End communities has been amazing. People have been working from even before the storm finished to make sure help was getting where it's needed. The FB Group East End Cares has become a clearinghouse for information, and we think it's helping.
The East End Cares team has been getting volunteers to work, setting up donation collection options - both items and monetary, sorting through donations already received, setting up a bus to the Rockaways for an East End volunteer clean-up crew - they even helped coordinate an airlift of insulin from East Hampton to the Rockaways last night for a 9-year old girl. If you haven't already done so, please join the group and find out how you can help. There are so many people who need urgent help, and we're finding that so many people want to give it!
Our priority right now is to fill a bus heading from the East End to the Rockaways with volunteers, equipment and supplies
Jitney to Transport East End Clean-Up Crew to the Rockaways Tomorrow (November 6)
Volunteers needed: Those who can help tomorrow will be given details once they make contact with volunteer coordinator Mary Jo Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (you must be on the list to have a seat on the bus). The bus can take about 50 people - let's fill it!
Equipment / Supplies / Items Needed for Distribution in the Rockaways Tomorrow: All items can be dropped at the Community Church in Montauk (open until 10pm) or Town hall (open until 5pm).
- baby food and formula in bottles ready to use. let's put spoons with the baby food.
- FLASHLIGHTS AND BATTERIES
- CONTRACTOR BAGS
- work gloves, cleaning supplies, shovels, ...
- Toiletries - wet wipes, hand sanitizer etc - best if in baggies already sorted
- FIRST AID SUPPLIES - band aids, mini kits
- granola bars, power bars
Clothes are not needed at this time.