This past week, 15 JetBlue employees came by the GoodwillNyNj Headquarters in Astoria to pitch in and help our Sandy Relief efforts. The team sorted items, lifted boxes and organized our donations for those affected by last October’s storm.
We are indebted to the outstanding JetBlue team and also to all the many other individuals who have shown up and made a difference. You have all helped more than you know. Take a look at these stats:
- In the first 6 weeks, GoodwillNyNj has provided $102,500 in merchandise to 2,050 individuals and families affected by the hurricane.
- 950 volunteers have processed donations for more than 6,480 hours at the three processing centers set-up for this purpose.
With your continued support of GoodwillNyNj’s Sandy Relief Effort, we are dedicated to helping throughout the holidays and well into 2013.
In fact, we’re proud to announce that, in a move to boost the area’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ will open a 50,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center in donated space at Industry City, the 40-acre industrial center of Bush Terminal along Brooklyn’s Sunset Park waterfront.
You will hear much more from us about the GoodwillNyNj Sandy Relief Warehouse in the coming days. Already, within two days of the initial contact between the Economic Development Corporation and Industry City, Goodwill has begun moving in to the 50,000 square feet of space being made available to it in Building Number 26.
We’re also continuing our in-store program for storm victims. Storm Victims who need to replace what they lost may go to any Goodwill store and present documentation from FEMA, Red Cross or their insurance company to shop at Goodwill for $50 worth of free clothing and household goods. The value of items provided can go up to $50 for each family member, even if not all family members are present at the store.
If you’d like to pitch in, we’d love to have you – donations are always needed. The public may drop donations at any Goodwill store or for corporate or large donations, comment below, find us on Facebook, send us a tweet, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be well and Happy Holidays!