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Shouldering the Costs: Who Pays in the Aftermath of Sandy? StrikeDebt Report

This report is a preliminary and living document highlighting the economic effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. It examines how the use of loans as the main form of “aid” to disaster-impacted communities is not effective at addressing individual or community needs. Further, the use of loans may lead to disastrous longer-term economic consequences for the impacted communities. Continue reading

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Good News we have found a location for our Holiday Toy Store

Good News we have found a location for our Holiday Toy Store.

Thanks to the generosity of the Amalgamated Transit Union 726 who are loaning us the location it will be located at 3948 Amboy Road (the old Venizia’s Pork Store) in Great Kills.
We are finalizing the details and plan to have the store stocked and ready to open next Saturday.
We will need volunteers to staff the store. Please spread the word….

In the meantime toys can be dropped off at the
UPS Store (Pathmark Shopping Center)
150-L Greaves Lane # 312
Staten Island NY 10308

Just tell them they are for Where to Turn Continue reading

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MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES MOBILE MEDICAL VANS ARE PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AT LOCATIONS IN CONEY ISLAND, AND ROCKAWAYS; STATEN ISLAND SERVICE BEGINS TODAY

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that mobile medical vans staffed with primary care providers who will be able to provide medical care and distribute commonly prescribed drugs are now at several of the City’s Disaster Assistance Service Centers in the Rockaways and Coney Island, as well as two additional high-need locations in the Rockaways. There is a particular need for pharmaceuticals in the Rockaways because of a limited number of pharmacies still open and able to fulfill prescriptions. Continue reading