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The President asked and MYD answered his call to service in our communities. Whether it was volunteering with the City Harvest Mobile Market in Washington Heights, New Yorkers for Safe Transit in East Harlem, New York Cares Spring Day, Sanctuary for Families, Hurricane Sandy Rockaways cleanup trips or the Yorkville Common Pantry, MYD members made a huge impact last year, getting out into the community and helping their neighbors on a range of issues and good causes. Building on that momentum, we want to expand volunteer opportunities for our members. Join the community service team at our meeting on Monday, 7pm at Kaffe 1668, 401 Greenwich St. in Tribeca, to learn more about volunteering with MYD and share your ideas. Here’s what we’ll talk about: … More >>
President Obama has declared this Saturday 1/19/2013 a National Day of Service. What will you be doing to serve your community? Join Respond and Rebuild in the Rockaways! Get down and dirty–demo and mold abatement is fun! For more information and to sign up for the event: http://action.2013pic.org/page/event/detail/nationaldayofservicecommunityresilience/4jvdg There are 3 options for transportation: 1. Simply show up at the staging location: 9:30am Arverne Pilgrim Church, 74-16 Beach Channel Drive, Arverne, NY 11692 2. Carpool–if you are interested in carpooling please email Women4ObamaNY@gmail.com and information will be provided for available carpools. 3. Bus–departing 8:45am 41st Avenue between 24th Street and Crescent Ave (In front of the gas station) Google Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/Z7AGy 2 blocks north of Queensboro Plaza (7,N,Q trains, … More >>
MYD and our Sandy relief coalition partners are planning a volunteer bus trip to Hamilton Beach this Saturday. Leaving from Top Hops, 94 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side at 9am for West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department at 104th Street and Davenport Court, we will be conducting a full assessment of all homes in the area with Senator Addabbo’s office. Suggested minimum donation of $10 to cover round trip transportation. RSVP to Jordan at email@example.com.
On Friday, MYD joined a coalition of organizations in New York City – including Greater NYC for Change, Working Families Party, Transit Forward and Citizen Action of New York and many more – to call on Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg to increase support for those without power, water and heat in affected areas. Here’s a full text of the letter. Joining thousands of volunteers all weekend, various members of this coalition assisted in the Sandy recovery effort in the Rockaways. On Saturday, as part of a city-wide day of service, Transit Forward mobilized buses of volunteers to Far Rockaway. The day began in Manhattan around 9am when the bus was scheduled to leave Chelsea. They sorted everything as best … More >>
Last weekend, MYD teamed up with New Yorkers for Safe Transit, a coalition of community-based organizations working to eliminate gender and discrimination based violence, including harassment and assault, on the New York City transit system. In a service project co-sponsored by the Women’s Issues Committee and Transportation Committee, MYD volunteers hit the subway and bus stops in East Harlem to talk to riders and collect surveys on transit safety, personal experiences about harassment and assault and what should be done about it. The results from the surveys will help New Yorkers for Safe Transit analyze the types of harassment and violence in our transit system, raise awareness about the issues and improve advocacy efforts. The surveys are available until June 15th — … More >>
On Saturday, June 2nd, the Nassau County Young Democrats will be volunteering for Habitat for Humanity on a build in New Cassel and they can use all the help they can get from chapters in the region. As we usher in a new era for the New York State Young Democrats, this is a great opportunity to bring local chapters together for an incredible cause. Here’s the Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/191728390949032/ We’ve been asked to submit names of volunteers by the end of this week. If you’re interested, send an email to Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday at noon. Thanks!