The Coalition will continue to provide updates about providing donations and assistance to flood victims. Follow this link for regular updates: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17EuMT7Z3KaU4hSJuYMdr4Vp_V-eRZQQajf4O97b6Uwk/edit?usp=sharing
As of Sunday, September 5, here are the current asks from local social service agencies:
It has been incredible to see the outpouring of donations, funds, and support in the last 48 hours. St. Thomas Church and the Coalition for Community were able to serve 200 families today during distribution. Here is what is needed at St. Thomas:
Donation drop-off starts between 11:00am and 12:30pm.
Saint Thomas Church Lower Lot (W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck)
Help us support them with direct emergency assistance. Donate to CRC’s recovery fund.
Our Center also sustained significant flooding, and we lost most of our workforce development, staff, and building equipment. But the loss is not just about the material damages; CRC is a second home to our community. In times like this, CRC is where they turn to for help and refuge. We are heartbroken not to be able to offer our Center’s space for healing and support. Our own recovery will take time, but our team is hard at work with Crisis Response at different locations (a temporary location will be announced soon).
We thank all of our community partners for supporting us during this difficult time.
Many in our community have suffered huge damages and losses from the unprecedented rains last week. Many of you have asked me what you can do to help your neighbors. Here are two ways to pitch in, you can make a donation to help in the recovery locally with this link: https://www.classy.org/give/356186/?fbclid=IwAR3epvo64FShAkCIzqJe9P6fkNDyxDItV2oKepSz5R_o8f8Iv251Y9Of_P0#!/donation/checkout
If you wish to volunteer call 777-7703 and the Village will put you on a list to help out. Also, there are folks from the Fuller Center in bright green t-shirts in Washingtonville who will put you to work. Bring work gloves and work shoes if you are volunteering to help a family clean up.
This is an awful catastrophe for the Village. In the short term, we will work to restore and rebuild. In the long term, we need the Army Corps Flood Mitigation plan to protect us and give our residents peace of mind and the security they are entitled to enjoy. I will speak more on that at a later date but rest assured I mention it every time I speak to the media.
We will look out for each other and will get through this in the coming weeks.
Westchester Jewish Center welcomes your contribution to any of our listed funds.