I promised to compile a list of ways to help the victims of the catastrophic flooding in the Catskills. As promised, that’s what this post is about.
Twitter has been a great tool during this period for helping get the word out about people in need of help, and it’s probably the best place to keep tabs on the latest. Search for “Catskills” or a specific town.
Watershed Post is covering the story in an amazing way. Check their liveblog for up-to-date information on everything related to this disaster.
General Donation Info
- If you are local to the Hudson Valley and want to donate goods, please view this spreadsheet of Donation & Relief Centers
- The Mark Project is a rural development company. Thy will help these mountain towns rebuilt.
- There is always the American Red Cross, a wonderful organization that is always there to help under these circumstances.
School Supply Donations
- Chatham Kids (21 Main Street, Chatham) is a drop-off site for school-supply donations to benefit local families affected by the hurricane. Those who lost their homes also lost their children’s school supplies. St. Joseph’s Church (Route 9, Stuyvesant Falls) and St. John the Baptist (Valatie) are two other school-supply donation sites.
Fundraisers & Benefits
- News10 Albany is holding a fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 1.
- Farms and Family Benefit at Water Street Market on Monday, September 26th from 5 to 9PM. Live Music, potluck, $20 suggested donation. Anyone interested in volunteering to help get sponsorships, work the event, etc, we are having a meeting at Water Street Market Tuesday at 6PM to coordinate. If you cannot attend the meeting and still want to help, contact KT Tobin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I’m missing something, leave a comment and I will be sure to add it.