Site of the Week: Accuweather (and Storm Relief Information)

We chose this week’s Site of the Week as a small hats off to the meteorologists and other weather experts whose predictions and warnings about Hurricane Sandy no doubt saved many, many lives and millions of dollars in damage. It is because of their incredible science that we are all able to prepare for extreme weather events and that is something truly amazing.

Accuweather is one of the web’s most popular weather forecasting destinations. Their weather reports and other weather-related news is trusted by many sources. They also happen to be using AddThis!

Accuweather has a version of the AddThis sharing toolbox on their video and article pages, so you can easily share with your friends and family what is happening out there in often temperamental mother nature.

Bookmark Accuweather and make sure to stay up-to-date on the latest meteorologic happenings!

We’d also like to take a moment to send our well wishes to everyone in New Jersey and New York who are currently dealing with the aftermath of a very powerful and devastating storm. Like many, we were affected by Sandy, with AddThis’ New York office still waiting for power in Soho. But we consider ourselves fortunate, with our homes and health intact.

For those not as lucky and still looking for assistance in New York, we wanted to share a list of places where you can volunteer your help or drop off supplies that are in demand (important note: be sure to call ahead to make sure the locations are still open and accepting donations):

New York Sandy Relief Locations:

Astoria (items dropped in Astoria will be delivered to the Rockaways)

- Location 1:
23-74 38th Street (closed for the night, MIGHT reopen tomorrow, please check back here for updates)
Contact Leni: (347) 762-1648

- Location 2:
33-33 87th St btw Northern Blvd and 34th Ave (closes 9pm)
Contact Neha: (917) 392-9708

Rockaway and Far Rockaway

- Location 1:
Firehouse on 59th street
across from the train station.
contact person: Jean Dupont 9179755623

- Location 2:
Veggie Island
96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

- Location 3:
Store Front Community Center
B113 and Rockaway Blvd

- Specific Requests in Rockaway and Far Rockaway (starred ones are most urgent):

  • Propane grille or camping style oven
  • Plates, cups, forks, bowls, spoons, etc
  • blankets, jackets, gloves, hats, anything to keep folks warm
  • cleaning supplies – buckets, squeegies, mops, bleach
  • masks, gloves for cleaning
  • socks
  • water
  • tarps
  • garbage bags
  • boots
  • electric stove
  • gas stove
  • satellite phones
  • big paper, tape, markers
  • pens, paper, notepads
  • generators
  • pumps
  • camping tables
  • gasoline
  • gasoline containers
  • percolator
  • fire extinguishers
  • walkie talkies
  • i9 tablets
  • projector/illuminator

Fort Green/Clinton Hill
45 Waverly Avenue
just off of Park Ave in Fort Green/Clinton Hill
(Hours for Nov 1: 10am-6pm)

Park Slope
New Hope Church
120/122 16th St btw 4th and 5th ave
Contact: Pastor Craig: (718) 768-5275

Red Hook
The Red Hook Initiative
767 Hicks Street
Contact: Mariya (347) 770-1528 (but please just show up!)

- Specific Requests in Redhook:

  • (Will be updated at redhook.recovers.org
  • prepared food (including food for children)
  • batteries
  • flashlights
  • power strips
  • toiletries (including toilet paper and paper towels)
  • utensils such as spoons and bowls
  • jugs of water

Bay Ridge
Residence
9108 Colonial Rd. Brooklyn 11209 #e9

Sunset Park
St. Jacobi Church
5406 4th Ave
Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194

- Specific Requests in Sunset Park:

  • steamtable foil pans full or half size w lids
  • blankets
  • cleaning supplies
  • tin foil
  • saran wrap

Williamsburg 
Residence
306 Leonard St, apt J1 (btwn Conselyea and Metropolitan)
Contact: Jennifer (917) 586-4153

Bedstuy
Residence
136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2 11216

East Billyburg
House of Yes
342 Maujer st
Contact: Kae Burke (525)217-7209

Downtown Brooklyn
NYCC
2-4 Nevins Street, 2nd Floor
Harlem

- Location 1:
Residence
47 saint nicholas avenue #4d
btw 112 and 113

- Location 2:
Residence
938 st Nicholas ave # 25 at corner of 157th and st Nicholas ave.
Lower East Side

- Location 1
The Bowery Mission
45-51 Ave D
212-777-3424
contact: Claude Nelson or any “operations manager” on duty. they’re open 24/7 and in need of prepared foods, a generator and anything else you can offer.

- Location 2 (11/2 12pm-6pm)
Goles
169 Ave. B btwn 10th and 11th

- Specific Requests at Lower East Side:

  • Generator (Requested at Bowery)
  • Prepared Foods (Requested at Bowery)
  • flashlights (Requested at GOLES)
  • batteries (AA, AAA, D) (Requested at GOLES)
  • non perishable food (Requested at GOLES)
  • candles (Requested at GOLES)
  • first aid kits (Requested at GOLES)
  • vehicles or bikes with trailers (to bring supplies around) (Requested at GOLES)

Upper East Side (drop off center for Rockaway/Breezy Point/Broad Channel donations)
Saloon
York Ave between 83 and 84th st