Help with Hurricane Sandy Recovery
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we here at the BFI are thankfully able to report that we are (relatively) unscathed by the flooding and power loss in our area. NY and the surrounding coastal areas have demonstrated a massive capacity to donate their belongings and time to the recovery effort. We are reaching out to those in our community who have suffered greater damage to their homes and neighborhoods to identify the best ways to help.
Follow this link: http://www.google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy
The hurricane damage, and the recovery efforts alike are great demonstrations of our need for comprehensive design in our infrastructure. This map, constructed by Hunter GUAPA is a great tool for illustrating opportunities to help out, and ask for help in your area. Take a look and see where you can be of service, and add points of donation and volunteer organizers!
One thing that we've noticed is that there is a great need for hands to help in clean-up efforts. On the map there are very few alerts about flooded basements and sandy streets. If you know of any friends of neighbors that need help pumping water, shoveling sand of disposing of their damaged belongings, please add it to the map!
People can now add volunteer opportunities to the map through the following forms:
Volunteer opportunities at evacuation and distribution centers http://goo.gl/S2uju
Donation sites through this form http://goo.gl/s1bbx
Clean up efforts at this form http://goo.gl/5mtK4