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Local Drive: Friday, September 9 3pm-8pm & Saturday, September 1o - 10am - 3pm. Poughkeepsie Galleria sponsored by Clear Channel Radio and the American Red Cross:  Accepting monetary donations, new clothes and non-perishable food. Upper Level in front of Old Navy and Best Buy - Gateway to Volunteering: UlsterCorps - Central Hub for Community Service and Volunteerism in Ulster County:  http://www.ulstercorps.org/?p=9181  You'll be linked up not only with disaster relief efforts, but a dozen links to affiliated organizations with the list of items they're in need of. SAVE THE DATE: New Paltz Benefit Concert Announcement:  ALL DAY BENEFIT CONCERT Sunday, October 16th, 12pm-6pm @TBD. This all day benefit concert will raise money for the people in our community hit hardest by Hurricane Irene. This big musical event on Sunday, October 16 will include both local bands and musicians from afar. There will be 3 tiers of ticket sales: Lawn, VIP, & VIP+. All proceeds will go to the farmers, families, and first responders in New Paltz who were most impacted by the floods.   CONTACT:  email NewPaltzFloodAid@gmail.com  Wonderful compilation CD to benefit flood victims:     http://aftertheflood.bandcamp.com/ 

New York, NY : Dozens of New York City-based artists are donating their music and talent to help fellow citizens recover from the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Irene. After the Flood: A Compilation to Benefit Upstate New York Victims of Hurricane Irene, was released Friday as a digital download at www.aftertheflood.bandcamp.com.  Minimum donation $15 - for the 43 track compilation. Individual tracks for $2. All proceeds will be directly sent to the Northeast New York State Chapter of the Red Cross, earmarked towards flood relief, and to the Schoharie County Community Action Program. Bandcamp has also lowered their commission for this release so that even more money will make it quickly to the people who desperately need it to recover from these heart-crushingly devastating floods. 

 

Emergency Meeting For All Famers by Cornell Cooperative Extension Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM 6 1/2 Station Road, Goshen, NY  It is meant to talk about all of the funding sources/agency assistance available for recovery from Irene specific to agricultural producers. We will have FEMA, FSA (Farm Services Agency), Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Crop Insurance representation, Cornell, Farm Credit and potentially others.  There appears to be some overlap as well as questions about who covers what losses, home?, barn?, equipment?, animals?, roads/lanes?, ditches/culverts?, production?.  There will also be some discussion on steps you can take to recover your fields/crops for the future. Farmers from any NY county are welcome to attend since the vast majority of the information will be applicable, especially if their county has the same disaster designation as Orange.  For more information contact: Maire Ullrich, MBA 845-344-1234   COLLECTION SITE: THE SAUGERTIES FIRE DEPT. LADIES AUXILIARY WILL BE COLLECTING: CLOTHING, SHOES, BLANKETS, NON-PERISHABLE FOOD, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, BABY ITEMS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, PET FOOD, PET SUPPLIES, WATER, TOILETRIES, SOAP, TOWELS AND OTHER ITEMS FOR RESIDENTS OF ULSTER AND GREENE COUNTY. DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE UPTOWN FIREHOUSE ON PARTITION STREET ON: SATURDAY 10-2, SUNDAY 11-3, MONDAY 5-8 AND TUESDAY 5-8. FMI-845-532-9944**** OR SFDAUX53@AOL.COM List of Contact Phone Numbers: emergency phone numbers   ORIGINAL POST Sep 2, 2011 @10:06am I know that you can get those 'who's doing what? Labor Day lists just about anywhere. I know that your friends have invited you to their private events and there are a thousand facebook posts going up per-second about who's doing what. In keeping up with all of those other sources, I have also comprised a list of things that you may want to do this weekend—but I have decided against posting it. Why? Simply, the happenings list falls short of the help list this weekend as our friends and neighbors attempt to dig out of the hurricane mess. Many of them are without power and won't be signing on for information.  Some of them are still digging out and sorting through ruined possessions. Some of the roads you usually take to get there are non-existent. The damages are estimated at 1 Billion dollars. This is a crisis situation for some. That being said,  it's not all bad news! We are Happy Hudson Valley, after all. Local businesses are pitching in to help. We hereby declare this article a help forum for all things Hurricane Relief. Please weigh in with your "ways to help" suggestion. VW doubles as a donation center on Friday! Contributions of all kinds are being accepted.   VW donation FLyer Saturday: Awesome conversion! Bela Fleck and the Flecktones  - net proceeds are going to flood relief.   Flecktones FLyer The Belleayre Music Festival is turning its final show of the season into a benefit for victims of Sunday's record-breaking flood.   Bela Fleck and the Flecktones—Original Lineup, will play at Belleayre on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. The board of directors of the Belleayre Conservatory, which operates the festival, has decided that net proceeds from season's final show will be donated to assist the flood-relief effort.   Chairman of the Board Joe Kelly said that making the concert into a benefit for flood victims was a natural decision for the conservatory. "Our mission is to benefit the Catskill Region. At this moment, there's no better way for us to help fellow community members than by contributing what we can in the wake of this tragedy," Mr. Kelly stated.   He said that tickets will be sold as for a normal concert and that additional donations to help defray expenses and thereby increase the size of the donation will gladly be accepted. He went on to say that "several generous donations from board members and others have already been received."   "We realize that most people don't have concerts on their mind, at this moment," Mr. Kelly explained. "At the same time, we hope that a week after this enormous devastation, people will be ready for some much-needed relief from the stress of this week's historic disaster. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones produce some of the most stimulating music around and we want people to have their spirits lifted as they help those who have lost so much in the flood."   Because plans for the benefit are still being formulated, Mr. Kelly invited anyone interested in supporting this effort to visit belleayremusic.org to obtain the latest information about the show. The public is also welcome to call 845 254-5600, ext. 1344 for updates on the concert.


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Federal Emergency Management Agency aka FEMA is stepping in to help with disaster assitance. Disaster assistance is money or direct assistance to individuals, families and businesses in an area whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance. It is meant to help you with critical expenses that cannot be covered in other ways. This assistance is not intended to restore your damaged property to its condition before the disaster. While some housing assistance funds are available through our Individuals and Households Program, most disaster a ssistance from the Federal government is in the form of loans administered by the Small Business Administration.

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

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