Hurricane Sandy Relief Update
For twenty-two years, The Relief Bus has been helping the poor and homeless in the New York City metro area. See www.reliefbus.org for more info.
For seven days The Relief Bus staff was on a mission trip to Haiti helping orphans and earthquake victims still living in tent cities. Because of Hurricane Sandy, airports were shut down in New York and New Jersey and our stay was extended three more days.
Upon returning to the Northeast, our team was thrown into disaster relief in our own region. We scrambled to get gas for our outreach vehicles and emergency supplies. Each day we are going to the hardest hit areas in New York to bring hot food, beverages and much needed items. The weather is turning very cold and we are distributing blankets, hats, gloves, hand warmers, socks, etc.
Our own staff has lost power and heat in their homes and is staying in The Relief Base. We can use your help to help hurricane victims during this great time of need.
Here is how you can get involved:
1. Help us buy supplies online:
SOCK WHOLESALERS: They dropped their $100 minimum order (for phone orders only) to $25. (Still $100 min. online). They will also consolidate orders and ship at a lower rate, the money saved on shipping will be given to us in more socks! They will adjust costs after the fact and give us the difference in more socks AND cover the shipping!CLICK HERE.
START RITE: Purchase pre-packaged hygiene kits. Minimum order of 144 (sold by the case). CLICK HERE.
2. Help us buy “Relief Kits”:
SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE for “Relief Kits” #1 for Men and #2 for Women. They have dropped their minimum order of 100 kits to 50 kits. They will also consolidate orders and send us the shipping savings in kits! You must call or email them to order. CLICK HERE.
3. Donate to The Relief Bus:
Use our online donation page at www.give-relief.org and designate “Hurricane Sandy.” CLICK HERE.
4. Have your church take up a special offering to support Relief efforts!
[ PLEASE SHIP ALL GOODS/ MAIL CHECKS TO THE RELIEF BUS 295 WALNUT STREET, ELIZABETH, NJ 07201 ]