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[Nov. 10th, 2012|03:38 pm]
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So I work for a non-profit working with people with a mental illness. We are in one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane Sandy. They are starting a new project to assist those who are in need. So far we believe we are going to try to rent a bus or van of some sort and drive around with suppliers We also want to set up a Thanksgiving meal.

 

I have been made a point person for this project. It is going to be huge. We are actually going to get FEMA employees working in our building to assist with these projects. We want to expand it to also people in poverty in generals.

 

What other ways can we assist the community in need? We want to come up with a bunch of ideas of things to do.

 

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[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-11-10 08:47 pm (UTC)

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When I worked for nonprofit we assisted people after hurricane Katrina. We assisted in getting furniture, clothes and things they need to make their homes feel like home again.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-11-10 08:50 pm (UTC)

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I know this is going to sound really stupid, but can you maybe put together a small group or gathering (maybe even a meal) for single parents? A site where parents with children can come together, get support from one another, and have their children interact? Handing out toys and planning activities is over the top, but even just getting some people in contact with others in their area maybe they can start their own network of support?
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2012-11-10 09:34 pm (UTC)

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I was going to suggest getting some of the people they're helping involved, so it doesn't sound stupid to me. :)
[User Picture]From: the_pyre
2012-11-10 09:08 pm (UTC)

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work a deal with local laundromats for people to be able to clean their clothes for free.
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2012-11-10 09:32 pm (UTC)

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Supply clothing, help them relocate if necessary, something to help keep their morale up
[User Picture]From: longerdecember
2012-11-11 07:10 am (UTC)

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Toy drives. Children derive an incredible amount of comfort from toys. See if local companies can donate the use of washing machines so people have somewhere to wash their clothing. This is a huge deal when you're cold, exhausted and currently don't have a home base.