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The one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is nearly upon us and various Brooklyn-based groups and organizations are looking to remember the event with a candlelight vigil across the borough. Laura McKenna, the vice chair of the Brooklyn Long-Term Recovery Group and the acting executive director of the Bay Improvement Group, sent us the following…

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The Brooklyn Community Foundation is now accepting applications from local residents looking for funding to rebuild and repair their homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. This latest effort by the BCF, known as the Community Grant Rebuilding Program, is focused on physically improving homes and buildings located in Brooklyn’s coastal communities. They are centering their efforts…

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The Brooklyn Community Foundation is well on its way towards providing relief for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, having raised over $1 million dollars in charitable contributions, and announcing its first requests for proposals from Brooklyn non-profits looking to use the funds to help in the rebuild effort. The large sum of money raised, coming from large generous donations from…

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It looks like Steve Barrison isn’t the only Sheepshead Bay resident vying for the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Do Gooders award. Manhattan Beach resident Sue Yellin got in touch to tell us about Pam Laskin and her work at the City College of New York’s Poetry Outreach Center . As director of the program, Laskin helps…

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The Brooklyn Community Foundation launched online voting on Friday for its first ever Brooklyn Do Gooders award, and Steve Barrison is the only resident we know of to be nominated. Here’s Barrison’s blurb: Why you should vote for Steve Barrison Steve Barrison is an advocate for many communities and businesses in NY City, but his…

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Know someone who’s kickin’ butt for the community, using time, talent or charity? Let’s help get them paid. The Brooklyn Community Foundation, a borough-wide charitable organization, is throwing the first-ever online Brooklyn Do Gooder Awards campaign to identify and honor local selfless heroes. But they need you to identify individuals who display an outstanding sense of…