How We Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey

How We Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey
A home in Seagate after Sandy.
A home in Seagate after Sandy. (Photo by Erica Sherman)

Brooklyn knows the devastation of a major storm. Many neighborhoods are still being rebuilt, 5 years on from Sandy, and our hearts go out to the residents affected by Hurricane Harvey that tore though Texas this weekend.

Currently, the relief organizations are asking for monetary contributions and blood donations” State Senator Marty Golden says. “When faced with a catastrophe, Brooklynites have proven that they are always ready to lend a helping hand, open their wallets and provide assistance to those in need”.

Here’s how you can help.

The following is a list of organizations directly involved with the relief operation in Texas, courtesy of Golden’s office:

Senator Golden and Congressman Dan Donovan’s offices will also be collecting donations to be shipped to Texas this week.

Congressman Donovan said, “As Americans, it’s our duty to help one another in their time of need. After Sandy, people from across the country donated supplies to our community. Now we can return the favor.”

Donors should drop off supplies from the following list of needs:

  • Flash lights
  • Batteries
  • New socks
  • Toiletries (e.g., tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, contact solution)
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Dog and cat food
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First-aid supplies

Opened or used materials will not be accepted. Donors can drop off supplies between 9:00AM and 5:00PM this week, August 28 to September 1.

Drop-off Locations:

Congressman Donovan’s Offices
7308 13th Avenue, Brooklyn

Senator Golden’s Office
7408 5th Avenue, 1st Floor, Brooklyn

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