New York City: ABC is Seeking Volunteers for Hurricane Katrina Victims
Many thousands of families with children have fled to New York City in search of assistance. ABC will set up A Child's Space, a therapeutic play space, for children affected by Hurricane Katrina at the Disaster Assistance Service Center in Manhattan. A Child's Space will be a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment where children can play, relax, and express themselves in ways that are comfortable for them.
As we did for 9/11, ABC is once again seeking your help as a volunteer at A Child's Space - to play with the children, read to them, comfort them, rock a baby, play a game, do an art project, organize supplies, work at the sign-in table, let the parents know how the children are doing and answer phones.
The location is 520 West 135th Street (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam), 3rd Fl.
Near # 1 train on 137th Street and Broadway
The center's hours of operation will be from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, and we will appreciate any amount of time you can give. If you would like to participate, please e-mail or call me with the dates and times of your availability (see contact information below).
You may also contact Gretchen Buchenholz, ABC's Executive Director, at email@example.com or 212-845-3828, or Eri Noguchi, ABC's Director of Programs and Contracts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-845-3822.
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