Today the crew from The Food Film Festival served 450 FREE, hot, fresh Hamburgers to in the Rockaways to locals and relief workers in the area. We left behind another 1400 Burgers with the fantastic gentlemen from the Fisherman’s Dog Food Truck to continue to feed people with. All it took was a couple hours worth of phone calls & emails to set up and a full day of personal service. It was a small effort to try and help out those in need.
Whether you call it a super storm or a hurricane, either way Sandy caused a disaster. There are people all along the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. who lost their homes, cars, personal belongings and for some very unfortunate, family members. National, State & Local Governments are doing all they can to help along with the support of FEMA and other concerned volunteers who want nothing more to help their neighbors.
It’s only been one week and although the power has gone back on in some neighborhoods, water has been pumped out and clean up has begun, their are entire neighborhoods that have been ravaged. While there are still relief efforts happening, it’s not enough and we are far from done helping to rebuild. There are thousands without homes, without power, without food, clothing and heat. It’s getting colder every day which is only going to make relief efforts that much more difficult.
Schools have been turned into shelters for those who have lost their homes but students need to go back to school. In most of these neighborhoods, strict sundown curfews are being implemented. There is looting, fighting and violence that is happening as a result of the post storm conditions. There are cold, hungry, tired people who have lost their entire lives.
It’s very easy to help your community and neighbors to rebuild and escape from the horrors they’ve been dealt.
Make a phone call.
Send an email.
Share some information.
Spend some time.
Donate some money.
Fisherman’s Dog Food Truck will continue to cook & serve Burgers to the neighborhood as well as operate a 2nd truck as a soup kitchen to help delivery hot, fresh meals to the Rockaways.
Here’s a list of things you can do to help:
- NYC – Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, and borough.
- Red Cross – Visit and sign up at nyredcross.org
- USBGNY: The United States Bartenders Guild of New York is looking for and organizing volunteers and or bars in need of help to clean up their establishments. Sign up at http://bit.ly/USBGNYVolunteer
- Donate directly to NYC Hurricane Sandy Relief via the Mayor’s Office.
- Txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10
NYC is in desperate need of blood donations. Please schedule an appointment with the New York Blood Center.
“Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution.” Click this link to see how & where you can donate and or volunteer.
EAT AND DRINK:
If you live in an area affected by the storm, one of the best things you can do is spending money with locally owned businesses. They are the lifeblood of local economy and need our support to help our communities.
A lot of local bars & restaurants are holding Sandy Relief events, including my bar, Idle Hands. Come by Monday, November 4th where I’ll be bartending and 100% of my tips will be donated to NYC’ Mayor’s Office Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
Thank you to Burger Maker for donating 1800 fresh, high-quality and excellent tasting Burgers.
Thank you to Sweet’N Low for helping to fund our efforts.
Thank you to Jarslberg for donating delicious Cheese for the Burgers as well helping to fund our efforts.
Thank you to Fisherman’s Dog Food Truck for letting us use your truck to help feed your neighborhood. Thank you as well for continuing the effort.
Thank you to Rockaway Taco for helping us to feed your neighborhood.
Thank you to the NYC Office of the Mayor for helping us to feed people in the Rockaways.
Shout out to Terence, Jared, George, Seth, Ruby, Nick, Ava, Nicole, Aaron, Will & Cara for doing what you did today. It’s an honor to know you.
THE BURGER COUNTQUEST
November 4, 2012 – 5:24 pm