Sandy Aftermath: Educational Alliance Relief Fund and Donation Request

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 am by
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We just received word that the Educational Alliance (founded in 1889) has created a relief fund to aid the Lower East Side. Check out some key points from their press release:

After being hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, we’re reaching out to vulnerable seniors and families.

If you haven’t given yet, could you make an emergency donation to help?
First of all, thank you so much to those who have given to help our neighbors struggling after Hurricane Sandy.  Your support is already making a difference to those who need help on the Lower East Side…Over the past two days, teams of Educational Alliance staff, along with our Rabbinic Interns and volunteers from synagogues, visited almost 150 seniors, delivering water, food, and someone to talk with. Among the responses: “You’re kidding! That’s amazing. You climbed all those stairs in the dark and came to check on me?”

We are using our offices at 232 East Broadway as a staging area to collect supplies for volunteers to deliver to those who need it. If you are interested in dropping off a donation, please do so between 9:30am and 2:30pm, Friday, November 2. In addition to bottled water, we really need items to keep people warm: blankets, gloves, and canned kosher soup. We have also had requests for AA & DD batteries, 9-volt batteries, flashlights and lanterns, battery-powered radios, baby wipes, and Russian language newspapers…We just received more good news from State Senator Squadron: He confirmed that the City is setting up food and water distribution sites throughout the blackout zone in Lower Manhattan. The sites that will open at 3PM south of 14th Street are as follows:

  1. 10th Street between Avenues C and D
  2. Catherine Street between Monroe and Cherry Streets (Smith Houses)
  3. Pitt and Houston Streets
  4. Grand and Clinton Streets – water only
  5. Bowery and Division Street (Confucius Plaza)

Visit their site to make a donation and read the full press release.

So if you haven’t already, come join the team of folks doing right by our fellow New Yorkers. It’s a pretty amazing feeling.

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