NOVEMBER 12, 2013
A year after so many generous neighbors helped others in need during Hurricane Sandy, volunteers and donors who worked at Masbia, the John Jay High School and Park Slope Armory shelters, Congregation Beth Elohim, the Sandy Relief Kitchen, and through the Old Stone House and Park Slope Parents, are invited to reconnect, reflect, and share a dinner catered by the Masbia soup kitchen network. The reunion is taking place tonight, Tuesday, November 12 from 7pm-9pm at CBE (274 Garfield Place).
“As they say, it takes a village,” said Alexander Rapaport, executive director of the Masbia soup kitchen network. “There were people who donated money, people who donated goods, people who volunteered their time, people who tweeted, people who blogged, and all of them made it possible to respond to the intense crises. During the chaos there was no way of saying thank you or to get to know each other, and we hope that this reunion will give us a chance to do that.”
The event will start by recognizing elementary school kids from various schools throughout Park Slope who held bake sales for Masbia’s Sandy relief efforts, which in total raised close to $10,000. The program will include artwork evacuees made during their stay at the Armory, music by PS 321 music teacher Frank McGarry and other community musicians who donated their time at the John Jay shelter last year, and a photo slideshow. Starting at 6pm, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a writing workshop to share their Sandy stories, led by the New York Writers Coalition.
All are welcome to join!
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