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Title: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on October 30, 2012, 11:46:41 AM
I know this is a like a band-aid on a missing limb, but maybe if anybody needs anything specific, they can post it here.  There are a lot of people who want to help, I'm sure, but don't even know where to start... I'm sure that goes for people trying to clean up right now--where to even begin.

But I can offer a hand, tools, etc, if people need them, and I'm sure other people can, too. 
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: jeffbhall on October 30, 2012, 11:51:10 AM
Help indeed.  This is a photo the FDNY just shared of Far Rockaway
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: ChopChaser on October 30, 2012, 11:54:30 AM
I was thinking of a sump pump and 12v to 110 converter for the car to pump people out would be a good start.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: handy on October 30, 2012, 12:28:42 PM
There is a FB page dedicated to sharing information for the Long Beach community.


https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation (https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation)



Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: money4coffeeman on October 30, 2012, 01:22:10 PM
There is a FB page dedicated to sharing information for the Long Beach community.


https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation (https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation)

Thanks for posting that.. looks like they are evacuating LB now via national guard. oil/fuel/sewage in streets.
Title: Sandy Help
Post by: Bacon on October 30, 2012, 05:11:25 PM
I need a new car. I need someone to pump the gasoline out of our garage/basement that has rendered our whole structure unlivable due to noxious fumes. We need power. We need cell tower access restored. We need someone to undo all of the damage of the past 24 hours.
Title: Sandy Help
Post by: sman on October 30, 2012, 09:05:57 PM
If anyone needs ride out of long beach let me know .... I live on north shore, trees rather than water our undoing up here but house/car intact. Feel very lucky and happy to lend a hand
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: SeaCliff on October 30, 2012, 09:11:56 PM
Help indeed.  This is a photo the FDNY just shared of Far Rockaway


(http://www.nynjsurf.com/forum/dlattach/attach.5065/image./main_room_general_new_york_surf_and_new_jersey_surf_discussions/sandy_help_35704.0.html)


That's Breezy Point...  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\



Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: waterwolfnyc on October 30, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
holy hell im sorry
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on October 30, 2012, 10:02:07 PM
I need a new car. I need someone to pump the gasoline out of our garage/basement that has rendered our whole structure unlivable due to noxious fumes. We need power. We need cell tower access restored. We need someone to undo all of the damage of the past 24 hours.

So sorry man.  Words can't describe.

Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: money4coffeeman on October 31, 2012, 01:14:02 AM
Thoughts and prayers..............
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on November 02, 2012, 10:47:08 AM
It seems like there are a lot of us who live in other boroughs who want to come to help dig out, but we don't know anyone in Rockaway (or LB) personally.  What about having a central meeting place in RB and in LB where you guys who need help can go to meet those of us who can come out with friends and tools and whatever else?  Then we could go where we're needed, and not just wander around looking for people.  Or if that's not possible, PMing works fine too.

I might be able to come tomorrow morning, if work allows.  Could probably have a couple friends with me, too.





Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: abcsurf on November 02, 2012, 11:59:21 AM
For any from Manhattan looking to help, there will be a supplies collection on  4 West 54th Street at 10am on Saturday. Also, will be a ride out to rockaway to help. details: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/838283/ps1-director-klaus-biesenbach-rallies-volunteers-to-aid-the (http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/838283/ps1-director-klaus-biesenbach-rallies-volunteers-to-aid-the)
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: kahuku raider on November 02, 2012, 03:29:22 PM
this facebook page has some useful information and places where you can volunteer and help in rockaways:


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockaway-Emergency-Plan/463945416990840 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockaway-Emergency-Plan/463945416990840)
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: i can barely turn on November 02, 2012, 05:57:25 PM
Here's a page for Long Beach assistance:
https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation (https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation)

including a drop off point for donations organized and taken back in by residents.
157 E Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY 11520.
      "Floor Mart Building across from Home Depot: red and yellow awning.
     Drop off anytime from 9-7!"

Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: surfplusart on November 02, 2012, 06:07:03 PM
I don't know if anyone has posted this yet.
This is much appreciated.
http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/10/31/no-power-or-water-head-to-new-york-sports-club/ (http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/10/31/no-power-or-water-head-to-new-york-sports-club/)
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No power or water?
New York Sports Club announced today that itís opening its doorsfree of chargeto anyone who needs to shower, charge their cell phone, or blow off steam with a stress-relieving run on the treadmill. (We recommend all three.) [/size]The clubs will be open to the public (local residents 18 and older with photo ID) from today, October 31, until November 14. Use www.mysportsclubs.com (http://www.mysportsclubs.com/) to find a location near you...
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: RayG on November 03, 2012, 11:23:21 AM
Right now, the fuel situation and access issues are keeping me from trying to get down and help like I want. I hope that during the week, supplies of gas open up and access to the area is eased. Then I can get over and do what I can without seeming like a 'too little, too late" approach. But with all that happened, help will probably needed for a while. My best friend lost everything at his place in Massapequa and I can't there, either, and it bothers me a lot. I was supposed to do a mercy run of Polish goodies and such to make them feel better, but that is off at the moment as well. As soon as I can gas up with some normalcy I can out there and then get to NSSS to do or bring what I can. Thinking about all you folks
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: Spindrift on November 03, 2012, 12:48:49 PM
Here in Rock now who needs help?
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: Swell Killer on November 03, 2012, 02:58:47 PM
I have a contact in RB who can supply anything direct to whoever needs it. Trying to make my way down Sunday as well.

Anyone who needs anything please let me know.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on November 03, 2012, 05:47:33 PM
I picked up food and other stuff from the Park Slope food co-op today, but got send to Staten Island.  Dear God.  Not good.  Tomorrow I am going to try to get more and come to Rock.  Anyone know a good drop off point for healthy food/diapers/toilet paper/paper towels/you name it?  (Actually some really weird things got sent out... I mean, dried chili mango snacks?  Really Park Slope?)  I've heard that lots of places have enough, and others have too little. 

FWIW, I also picked up a 36-pack of Bud.  Just sayin'.

Should be out that way tomorrow around 1:30ish.


Title: Sandy Help
Post by: surfdog on November 03, 2012, 11:45:55 PM
RBSC on 87th is a good spot for donations.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on November 04, 2012, 05:38:22 PM
RBSC on 87th is a good spot for donations.


Thanks.  I brought a vanload of stuff there today.  This place was unknown to me before (other than in name) but what a great resource and what great people.  Thank you, if any of you are reading this.  Hope the beer helps.  I told the coordinators of donations at the food co-op in Park Slope to send people to you from now on.

And to the young guys who seemed to be from the surf shop to the north: Thanks for looking at me like I was crazy when I asked you to help unload stuff with me.  That was really, uh, awesome.  To the older guy from same:  Thanks for actually helping. 

Lots of similarities between Staten Island and Rockaway in terms of damage and loss... my heart goes out to all of you and I hope you're ok.   
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: hainspoint on November 04, 2012, 06:30:18 PM
[size=78%]Thanks.  I brought a vanload of stuff there today.  This place was unknown to me before (other than in name) but what a great resource and what great people.  Thank you, if any of you are reading this.  Hope the beer helps.  I told the coordinators of donations at the food co-op in Park Slope to send people to you from now on.[/size]


looked like the food coop was amassing lots of donations when we dropped stuff off there today, glad to hear it's getting into folks hands out there!
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: Dorado on November 04, 2012, 08:42:39 PM
Me and Zoe have 8 trays of hot food we got donated and some supplies
Respirators
Rubber gloves
Contractor bags we bringing in tmrw to a few different locations in RB

I still have some leg and back issues from first round with Sandy while on duty and I'm temporarily on medical leave from work so can't do much physically but anyone in Brooklyn
Slope / Bococa area have donations and can't get there PM me tonight and we'll bring it in as I was able to get Petrol for my car today
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nicolita on November 04, 2012, 08:54:28 PM



Spent this afternoon at the RBSC helping to put together supplies for community members in need ... they have a nice system going. 

If you are still interested in making donations, the following nonfood items are definitely high priority needs:

-  Coats, hats, gloves, scarves (adult, children and infants)
-  Socks (wool would be ideal since cotton does little in the cold/damp)
-  Warm blankets/ sleeping bags
-  Flathead shovels
-  Crowbars will also be useful for anyone lending a hand to gut flooded homes

A nor'easter is in the forecast around midweek... so tomorrow and Tues are critical for distributing donations.

(http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NYZ178&warncounty=NYC081&firewxzone=NYZ178&local_place1=&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NYZ178&warncounty=NYC081&firewxzone=NYZ178&local_place1=&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook))



Title: Sandy Help
Post by: Kyle on November 05, 2012, 06:27:26 AM
I picked up food and other stuff from the Park Slope food co-op today, but got send to Staten Island.  Dear God.  Not good.  Tomorrow I am going to try to get more and come to Rock.  Anyone know a good drop off point for healthy food/diapers/toilet paper/paper towels/you name it?  (Actually some really weird things got sent out... I mean, dried chili mango snacks?  Really Park Slope?)  I've heard that lots of places have enough, and others have too little. 

FWIW, I also picked up a 36-pack of Bud.  Just sayin'.

Should be out that way tomorrow around 1:30ish.

Dried chili mangos are the brown trout nose manual. Don't front.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on November 05, 2012, 08:02:26 AM


Dried chili mangos are the brown trout nose manual. Don't front.

True, true.  But they're a leisure time snack.  Cashew milk?  Different story.

Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: Swell Killer on November 05, 2012, 09:45:58 AM
I have a shipment of goods and supplies coming into RB today.  Can someone make it to the 100 pct to pickup?
 
PM/text me for the details.
 
Thanks.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: three_fins_out on November 05, 2012, 01:36:30 PM
Hope everyone is hanging in there. I heard from psycho that some folks are sending their kids/families away from NY/NJ due to the conditions and cold. If anyone needs a place in seattle let me know, i have some friends that are moving and their place will be empty for a few months.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on November 05, 2012, 08:21:28 PM
Just saw this on a friend's FB account.  Can't vouch for its authenticity, but worth a try if you need it.  If this isn't a real thing, let me know and I'll get rid of it.


If anyone in Rockaway needs to have their basement pumped, please contact Suzanne Hamalak at [email protected] - Her family wants to help and have industrial pumps...
 they will do it for free..... 







Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: onefinookas on November 06, 2012, 09:02:56 AM
If anyone wants to lend me a hand, I'm long beach. I'm doing demo and moving some brown trout could use some extra hands. I'm there until 330 today. Job is done, solo I might add, there were no volunteers, nobody offering help and nobody removing garbage. The next time I drop in on you, you now know why. All the people volunteering in other coastal communities should only surf there going forward, I've only heard from one single person offering to lend assistance in this are from the nynjsurf community, thanks for your help. I'm cold, wet, tired and can't even describe what poured down the cieling on to me today, bitter doesn't begin to describe my attitude right now. I'm not asking for help from coastal dwellers but I know boat loads of you treat the long beach area as your home away from home when you drive down from rocklyn, westchester, north jersey and this is what we get in return, nothing. Sea cliff did his house with his nieghbors and grom, snaggle and I did our house solo, I'm not a happy camper.
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: nose_manual on November 06, 2012, 09:02:49 PM
Just posting this as I find it... my principal sent this along today:
 


U-Haul Storage is currently offering a 30-days-free self-storage assistance program to victims of Superstorm Sandy.
 
 
 
 In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed - FREE.
 
 
 
 For  more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program, please contact one the following U-Haul regional offices in New York:
 
 
 
 U-Haul Company of Long Island
 Holbrook, N.Y.
 (631) 244-7924
 
 
 
 U-Haul Company of Manhattan, Bronx
 Bronx, N.Y.
 (718) 562-8700
 
 
 
 U-Haul Company of Lower Hudson Valley
 Newburgh, N.Y.
 (845) 565-8585
 
Title: Re: Sandy Help
Post by: Jack Crank on November 08, 2012, 11:39:51 AM
Just saw this video

https://vimeo.com/52889667#