Link of the week

Tampa Bay area strike team Hurricane Sandy relief

AGAIN?  What gives?

Yes, there was no post this past Wednesday.  Why?

Because I was deployed with a Tampa Bay area strike team to New York City to assist with the relief efforts post Hurricane Sandy. No woodworking here, but lots of tracking relief supplies, inventorying shipments and documenting what has been going on. The days have been grueling – 12 to 15 hour days, but it’s nothing compared to the troubles that storm affected areas have been experiencing.

Today’s link is to the blog I have been doing day by day (yes, another blog for me to work on) giving everyone a look into the workings of the logistics center here in Brooklyn.

Oh, another important thing… this event is no where near done. While contributions of coats, blankets and other material are great, they do create a logistical logjam, since they need to be shipped, sorted, warehoused, packaged and delivered. Contributions to organizations like the American Red Cross allow for items to be sourced from vendors and shipped directly to where they are needed. Thanksgiving is coming up here in the United States… we have a lot to be thankful for, but a lot of folks here in New York are suffering…  Just a thought.

 

One reply

  1. I’ve been following your amazing work in NYC via Twitter and now your blog. It’s really humbling to see how much work has been done…and is left to do. It’s easy to forget that devastation doesn’t end when the news quits reporting it. Thank you so much for your work and for communicating it out to those of us who aren’t there.

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