Holly Miranda & Nightmare and the Cat
You guys! Yesterday’s drive was a HUGE success! The amount of donations we received was surreal, how quickly this came together and how many of you showed up to help brought tears to my eyes more than once. Even just while were outside ‘The Drink’ sorting the donations, people would walk by and go home and come back with carts full of donations. Truly amazing! We left there around 11am with 7 cars (two pick up trucks) and 35 people who came down with us to climb the dark stairs and get water/food/supplies to the elderly that were unable to get down.
After we delivered all the water we had and whatever else we had that was needed to the people upstairs, what wasn’t needed in Brighton Beach was dispersed… Large Warm Clothing was taken to the Park Slope armory, Baby clothing and diapers were taken to Gerritsen Beach, and the rest of our sandwiches were taken to Neptune Avenue and handed out on the street. There wasn’t one item that was needed somewhere. Thanks to everyone who tweeted at me with specific locations!
Now we are doing it again! But even bigger this time! Four drop off locations (Manhattan. Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Gowanus, and Williamsburg), in addition to that we are attempting to arrange two vans to carry people willing to clean houses to area that are in need. We have one van, but are in need of one more! We’ve had someone just now donate a moving truck to collect all the donations and get them to the locations! Absolutely amazing what is happening!
Please write to Hollymiranda.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a van or any tips on vans, gas, supplies! Or tweet at me @hollymiranda !!
Some locations are taking drop offs today, and some only tomorrow. Please double check before you go. (see below)::We are accepting donations to email@example.com to buy cleaning supplies and any other heavier duty items. Please just specify that it is for “sandy relief”.
**PLEASE SHARE AND REPOST SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE TO DONATE SUPPLIES**
WILLIAMSBURG - Sunday, Nov 4th, 12 noon until 4am
228 Manhattan between Grand and Maujer
Contact is iO Tillett Wright or Lane Sanders
MANHATTAN - Sunday, Nov 4th, 11am until 8pm
The Bowery Hotel
Go in the door on 3rd street between 2nd and 3rd, NOT the main entrance. There will be signs Marking the door.
Contact is Rachael Petach.
PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Saturday and Sunday, Nov 3rd & 4th , 10 am until 10pm
Private Residents673 St John’s Place
Contact is Skye Parrott
(If they are out, the gate to the basement will be unlocked to leave things.)
GOWANUS - Sunday, Nov 4th, 11am until 6pm
131 8th Street
Contact is Marta Baumann
SUPPLIES NEEDED- Listed in order of Priority of need
WATER - gallons and bottles
Non perishable foods - cans are great, anything ready to eat
BATTERIES (AAA, AA, D)
FLASHLIGHTS! (these are saving lives, literally)
Baby stuff - clothes, food, formula
Non-Electric can openers
This is from a show we played in the Speigeltent at the Sydney Festival in January of 2011. This recording was originally broadcast on FBI radio in Sydney Australia.
Will Cameron - Bass
David Jack Daniels - Drums
Holly Miranda - Wurlitzer piano
Timmy Mislock - Guitar
Source: SoundCloud / holly miranda
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