Author Archives: Mary Ellen

View LIVE Streaming Video of Mold Awareness Training

Live streaming video of the mold awareness training currently taking place at Resurrection School can be viewed here.

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Get Those Kids Out of the House this Winter Break!

Looking for a reason to get your kids away from those video games and out of the house this Winter Break?  Send them to the GB Cares Relief Center to volunteer!  Have them sign up using the online form, or … Continue reading

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GB Cares Relief Center is Busy this Weekend!

Here’s what’s happening this weekend at the Gerritsen Beach Cares Sandy Relief Center, located park side at Devon & Gerritsen Aves: Saturday, 12/22, GB Cares  we will be dispensing gifts for parents to give to their children for Christmas.  These … Continue reading

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Information for Red-Tagged Homes in Gerritsen Beach

The NYC Building Department has informed us that architects and/or engineers can apply for self-certification. They recommend that it be done online so the permit can be issued on the same day. The Buildings website has links for storm info, plus a … Continue reading

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Coney Island Hospital Bus in Gerritsen Beach

The Coney Island Hospital bus is at 43 Seba Ave., in Gerritsen Beach, today from 10am – 5pm.  The services they offer are FREE and include Flu & Tetanus Shots, nebulizer treatment, prescription writing, and an onsite doctor. PLEASE take … Continue reading

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GB Cares Sandy Relief Center Wish List Now Available on Amazon

The GB Cares Superstorm Sandy Relief Center is in desperate need of supplies to continue servicing the thousands of devastated residents in Gerritsen Beach and surrounding areas.  To simplify this effort for those who are looking for ways to directly assist the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Storms Back: Gerritsen Beach Recovery

Mike Taylor, President of Gerritsen Beach Cares, and Jim & Bill Donovan of  Donovan OMC, talk about Gerritsen Beach’s road to recovery. Watch the video created by Brooklyn Independent Television.

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Gerritsen Beach’s Avena Family Talks with NY1 About Unused FEMA Trailers

New York 1 spent some time in Gerritsen Beach speaking with the Avena family about frustrations around the housing situation after being displaced by Superstorm Sandy.  Anthony & Jennifer Avena, along with their three children, have been staying together in a single room in their neighbor’s house, … Continue reading

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Gerritsen Beach Family Settles Into Winterized Campers

Watch NY1′s coverage of the McGowan family moving into their temporary home, that was so generously donated by Wayne & Pam of Glen Cove, through the coordination efforts of Mike Taylor and Gerritsen Beach Cares.

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Not Happy With FEMA’s Decision? APPEAL!!

You may appeal ANY decision. Appeals may relate to your eligibility, the amount or type of help provided to you, late applications, requests to return money, or denial of continued assistance Follow these steps to appeal the decision: Explain in … Continue reading

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