In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, iVolunteer went to the Lower East Side to deliver food, water, flashlights, batteries, and more to the homebound in 20-story buidings.
Online PR News – 02-November-2012 – New York. NY – Over 50 volunteers gathered together on the Lower East Side yesterday with iVolunteer to assist the homebound and elderly who are unable to get the food and supplies they need. Many more able residents in the area were outside schlepping water from hydrants to use for their toilets, others waiting on enormously long lines to buy whatever food the nearby store had (only one store open in site) or waiting at payphones to make calls since there is no cell phone service or regular phone service. Con Ed is totally out in the whole area so yesterday we made our way through dark buildings, climbing 20 flights of stairs with flashlights and knocking on every single door in 4 large buildings. Our team of volunteers knocked on the doors of 500 apartments providing them with whatever they needed. Thank to the dedicated volunteers and donors! Thanks Kahan's Supermaket for your help and candy!
iVolunteer is returning today to continue helping the homebound get the supplies they need. If you'd like to join us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or if you'd like to donate in order to help us purchase food and supplies please go to: www.ivolunteerny.com/donate