During the weekend of November 3 4, Rockaway Renegades organized a large donation site in Greenpoint and two days of relief in Rockaway. They were on the ground there distributing warm clothing, water, batteries, and supplies. They also prepared hot meals to distribute to a community of people who have not had heat or power since the storm.
Their efforts that weekend culminated on Sunday November 4th, when they caravanned down to the Far Rockaways with 2 trucks, 2 SUVs, and 6 cars full of food, volunteers, clothing, and supplies. Witnessing the intense need of the community there- they were inspired to do more.
Their immediate plan is to resume our relief effort on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12. They will be caravanning down – this time with at least 3 passenger vans full of volunteers and supplies. They are in the process of organizing additional drivers and volunteers in addition to the vans.
Once there – they will coordinate with leaders in the community to distribute much needed food and supplies while also, for the first time, contributing to the massive clean up effort that is underway there.
The Rockaway community isn’t expected to have heat or power for another 6 – 10 days and the need there is beyond belief.