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Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

Anthology Raises Money for Sandy Relief

Author R.T. Kaelin has assembled a team of writers for a new anthology to raise money for Red Cross relief as the East Coast rebuilds following Hurricane Sandy.

Follow this link to donate and get a copy of the book. The Triumph Over Tragedy anthology will include stories by Robert SilverbergMarion Zimmer BradleyElizabeth Bear and Michael J. Sullivan, among many others. Check it out:

I reached out to fellow writers (who in turn, reached out to more writers) with the idea of putting together an anthology of donated short stories, sell them via eBook, and donate 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross for relief efforts. As this will take time to put together, I thought trying to raise money now in exchange for the anthology later might be useful. Hence, I am here. The theme of the anthology is simple: triumph over tragedy. It will contain all sorts of stories: fantasy (traditional or urban), sci-fi, mystery, pulp, romance, action…I don’t much care what goes in it. To me, the more variety, the better as I want this to appeal to as many people as possible. The more readers, the more money to those who need it. My only guidance is that every story be appropriate for all ages.

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Publishers Contribute to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Many of those within the literary community have pitched in to relief efforts helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Now, two major publishers have also decided to help.

Scholastic has pledged to donate one million books to schools and libraries located “in the hardest-hit areas of the tri-state region.” The children’s publishing company has also organized a website listing “Storm Recovery Resources” for families, educators and communities to access.

Simon & Schuster will aid schools, libraries, retail partners and various organizations (First Book, K.I.D.S, World Vision, UJA-Federation of New York and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Bookmobile).

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Occupy Sandy Uses Amazon Wedding Registry To Collect Donations


 

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC, one of the various grass roots community organizations that has popped up in New York City to help hurricane victims in the area, is using Amazon’s wedding registry tool to coordinate donations.

Items on the registry include: blankets, flashlights, coolers, garbage bags, diapers, socks, generators, and cleaning supplies. The team of organizers explains in the registry that all of the items will be shipped to the Occupy Sandy relief outpost at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill.

Here is more from the registry: “We are Brooklyn residents and are in touch with the Occupy Sandy team who will receive the shipped items and organize daily deliveries to priority response areas. We are the updating the registry as we get updates on what is needed most in affected areas. PLEASE pay for the most expedited shipping – these items are needed ASAP! PLEASE NOTE the registry does not update automatically. Your purchases may not be reflected for 24-48 hours, but you will receive a purchase confirmation right away.”

Hurricane Sandy Resources

As Hurricane Sandy nears the East Coast, we wanted to share some resources for our readers. We hope everyone stays safe during this difficult time.

New York City has issued this warning: “A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for residents in Zone A areas, the Rockaways, Hamilton Beach, and City Island. If you live in Zone A, leave immediately. Consider staying with friends or family outside the affected area. If you cannot stay with family or friends, shelters are open in public schools around the city.”

If you live in New York City, check to see if you are in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone.

Here is a list of shelters in New York City.

State-by-State Guide to Hurricane Sandy at The New York Times.

How to report storm damage in New York City.

Track flooding in the region with this Google Map.

Con Edison created a power outage map of the region.

How to register with American Red Cross Safe & Sound registry when the storm has passed.

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