Staten Island Sandy Outreach

THE SISO STORY

Staten Island Sandy Outreach began as a simple call to action. It has since grown into a grassroots relief effort & fundraising site: www.sioutreach.com.

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We were shocked and saddened to see so many families suffering right here in our hometown after hurricane Sandy hit. 


Unable to ignore the cries for help, we began volunteering along with so many friends and neighbors.


"‹After seeing our photos and continuous updates on Facebook, many caring, generous people offered their support.  



Some donated gift cards while others provided direct funding so that we could then deliver that support where it was needed most.

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It was those offers and the surviving Staten Island spirit that sparked the idea for SI Sandy Outreach.



SISO will act as a hub, providing updates and information about the ongoing relief effort, and access to both our Facebook group and donation pages.  



Our goal has been identifying and connecting survivors in need with donors, volunteers, businesses, and other organizations eager to help.



Through the compassion and diligent efforts of our members, we've been able to address specific requests and link them with available resources.

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We've witnessed the devastation first-hand and met countless families that survived the loss of memories, cars, homes, and tragically, even neighbors and loved ones. 



Thankfully, despite their heartache, they never lost their fighting Staten Island spirit. 


"‹We continue building incredible relationships with families, volunteers, and other outreach organizations in our community.

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Staten Island's heart is strong and its residents continue doing their best to see that their neighbors are taken care of.

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But this is just the beginning. There is still so much work to be done and we need your help. 



ABOUT US

Sabrina Cohen and Laura Gotlin-Mayes are independent business owners and residents of Staten Island. 

(www.word-ology.com AND www.overthemoonbabyservices.com)


We are proud Staten Island residents, former high school acquaintances, current partners and friends brought together in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. And like so many others, we will never be the same. 

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We reconnected through the magic of social media, joining forces in our volunteer efforts and ultimately combining our Facebook group page (Staten Island Sandy Outreach), and fundraising page (www.screwsandy.com) under one umbrella.

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SISO"”www.sioutreach.com"”is the result.

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With over 2,000 members on our SISO Facebook group page, we've made countless connections and helped numerous individuals, families, and businesses. 



"‹We've also raised over $2000 through our fundraising page (formerly www.screwsandy.com). 

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It's been overwhelming to see the outpouring of generosity and compassion in the wake of this disaster.

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Survivors of the storm have expressed tremendous gratitude for the continued support. Their strength is beyond inspiring.

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The devastation of Sandy will continue to impact those affected for years to come. We pledge to be here long-term and continue to support Sandy survivors in any way we can.

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If you're looking for a way to help, look no further. Please join us. DONATE NOW to support Sandy families. 



WHY SISO?

SISO is completely referral-based. Chances are you've found us through word of mouth, be it literal or via social media. 
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We are not a 501c3 nonprofit. We are residents in this community working to provide support to those in need.



"‹Since the first days after Sandy struck, we've been a trusted source of information for friends, neighbors, fellow volunteers, and the community at large.
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By donating here, 100% of your proceeds will go to fund the survivors of Sandy (excluding minor mandatory fees charged by our third party fundraising site).
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With virtually no overhead, we're able to ensure that your dollars go directly to those in need. 



"‹We'll continue to ensure transparency by posting pictures and updates as donations are put to good use.

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And with no red-tape, we're able to avoid proverbial roadblocks commonly encountered through larger organizations. 

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That means your dollars are delivered quickly and easily to the hands that need them most.  


Please show your love and support by joining us in the relief effort. DONATE NOW or ask about becoming a VOLUNTEER

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YOUR DONATION MAY BE USED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUPPLIES FOR CLEANUP & REBUILDING
  • GIFT CARDS FOR IMPACTED FAMILIES
  • ONE-OFF ITEMS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED (e.g., stroller for expectant mother)
  • FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES/TOYS FOR KIDS/SCHOOLS IMPACTED
  • MEAL DROPS
  • HOLIDAY GIFTS/SPECIAL EXPERIENCES
  • ANYTHING UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS

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The SISO Team sincerely thanks you in advance for your trust, compassion, and commitment to moving our mission forward.

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Donations

  • laura mayes 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
  • Jennifer Coppola 
    • $50 
    • 88 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 89 mos
  • Wendy Waltman 
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 90 mos
  • Suzanne Waltman 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 90 mos
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Organizer

Sabrina Cohen 
Organizer
Staten Island, NY
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