How to donate clothing in a disaster: It’s a life and death issue

Donating clothes in a disaster might seem like a simple thing. It’s not. You and your group can actually do harm if you don’t get it right, so if you’re thinking about donating clothes to a disaster area, please take a minute to read this. First, understand this about disaster zones: Regardless of what the […]

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Government and Red Cross fraud in the Disaster Zone: Three weeks after the storm

These are random, somewhat stream of consciousness notes from a relief supplies drop off trip taken to Staten Island. All pictures and video (not including the government and Red Cross PR photos) are from the trip. It’s 21 days after the storm and there are still many thousands of people without power and heat. Food […]

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Veterans Day in the Rockaways

Yesterday, I found this in the wreckage of the Rockaways in New York City. It was Veterans Day. The region which is made up of many different communities – Belle Harbor, Far Rockaway, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Edgemere, Arverne, and Neponsit – is still without power, heat, and access to food […]

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