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  •  Having just returned from a shift (7+ / 0-)

    in a Brooklyn shelter, I can second much of what charliehall2 says: water, food, toiletries, baby supplies, cleaning supplies are much needed, clothing not so much (only exceptions: infant clothing, especially boys', and large size men's clothing, especially outerwear; it got cold here!).

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 03:50:55 PM PST

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    •  My wife worked three days in shelters last week (9+ / 0-)

      as a doctor. They turned the Park Slope Armory into a nursing home, transferring patients from flooded nursing homes. While the city staff at the shelter were detailed from their usual jobs, she volunteered pro bono as part of the city's Medical Reserve Corps.

      •  Thanks to her!! (1+ / 0-)
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        I live only three blocks from the Armory, but because they asked for volunteers with medical training, and also wanted people able to do a 12-hour shift, I chose to work at a general-population shelter only a few blocks further away.

        Believe me, I didn't feel like I was wasting my time there, either.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:54:26 AM PST

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