[COMM-ORG] hurricane organizing
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Mon Dec 17 14:15:53 CST 2012
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"Scott Reed, PICO National Network" <news at piconetwork.org>
No heat. No electricity. But lots of mold.
In the Far Rockaways neighborhood of New York City, they've got so much
mold in water-logged homes and buildings it's making kids sick.
It's been four weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated New York and New
Jersey. Yet thousands of families are STILL without light, heat or hot
Despite promises by officials, the re-building effort on the Rockaway
Peninsula is too small and too slow. As of last week, more than 10,000
homes were still without electricity, and more than 8,500 families were
still waiting for home assessments to be completed so they could start
The faith and community leaders of Queens Congregations United for
Action (QCUA) have been providing supplies and volunteers for the relief
response to Hurricane Sandy. But with the coldest winter months ahead
and thousands still without heat or displaced from their homes, relief
response isn't enough.
The families of the Rockaways need action. They need electricity, heat
and help with mold clean-up – and they need it now.
That's where you come in. Will you help the people of QCUA put pressure
on officials to act?
*Click here to demand NYC Mayor Bloomberg get help to the Rockaways by
December 31.* [
Let's make sure Mayor Bloomberg knows that people of faith across the
nation are watching the situation and are standing with the people of
the Rockaway Peninsula.
With gratitude and hope,
Scott Reed, Executive Director
PICO National Network
The Rev. Fulgencio Gutierrez,
St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Far Rockaway, Queens
Bishop Joseph Williams,
Christ Church International in Jamaica, Queens
P.S. It just takes a moment to *send NYC Mayor Bloomberg a message [
]* demanding he take action immediately to help the families of the
Rockaways. Then, forward this message to family and friends and ask them
to help, too!
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