Fortunately, the YWCA of Brooklyn’s building was not seriously damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Over the past 3 months we have teamed up to support hurricane relief efforts for others less fortunate. Our efforts included delivering close to 800 hot meals to residents without power in the Gowanus Houses, Coney Island and displaced families in the Rockaways.
By utilizing the YWCA’s newly renovated kitchens, staff, board, residents, community partners, elected officials and the organization Food Not Bombs volunteered to prepare delicious and nutritious vegetarian hot meals which were transported to the communities most impacted by the storm. The YWCA also served as a drop off location for community members to donate hurricane relief victims.
The outpouring of assistance from so many has been heartwarming and we want to thank all who have supported these efforts.