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Update on Myrtle Ave Fire

Thank you to everyone who donated to the victims of the fire on Myrtle Avenue. Your item and monetary donations mean a lot to the families. A Block at a Time was able to provide basic needs items to 10 of the 11 families in the homes that were demolished by Sunday evening (48 hours). We will continue to provide items as they need them. The families have what they need right now but will continue to need support until they are resettled/

From Dannielle Hille:
I just want to let every donor who dropped items off to me personally or those I picked items up from, that I ensured your donation went to the families and if your donation was for a specific member I personally gave it to them. The families want you all to know they are grateful for your generosity and support.

Donation information for Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims (as of 08-30-2019).

To donate items on the list, or for more information contact Dannielle Hille dannielle@abaat.org

Monetary donations accepted by AVillage… Inc. website, www.avillageworks.org. That link on the upper right leads you to a PayPal button but you can also donate with a credit or debit card. Starting Monday cash and checks can be dropped off at the AVillage…, Inc. office at 3 Lincoln Sq., Albany ONLY. Please put “Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims” in the memo.

PLEASE NOTE, we cannot accept furniture donations at this time. We will put the word out once we can.

We will keep info up-to-date on A Block at a Time’s Facebook (facebook.com/abaat518) and website

Donation Drive Continues for Myrtle Ave Fire Victims

A Block at a Time will be collecting additional hygiene and baby supplies on Wednesday, 8/28 from 4:30 to 6 PM

We are still in need of: Hygiene, baby wipes and diapers, underwear, socks, toilet paper and clear plastic bins.

CLARIFICATION:
Cash and check donation can be dropped off to the AVillage…, Inc. offices at 3 Lincoln Square, Albany ONLY

Attached is an updated donation list. We will need hygiene items on an ongoing basis to make sure the families have them. We will also need an ongoing supply of wipes and diapers.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not able to accept furniture donations at this time. We will send out a call once we can.

Thank you EVERYONE for your help. The families really appreciate it.

Here is an updated Needs List

Donation Drive Continues for Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims

A Block at a Time in conjunction with Grand Street Community Arts, the Mansion Neighborhood Association, Bishop Maginn and AVillage…, Inc. will be collecting donations for a second day at the Grand Street Community Arts, 68 Grand Street, for the families effected by the Friday morning fire on Myrtle Avenue. Contact Dannielle Hille dannielle@abaat.org for more info.

Thanks to the communities wonderful response on Saturday, the list of needed items has been greatly reduced (see attached). The following items are of greatest need:
1) Body wash (new)
2) Lotion (new)
3) Razors and Shaving Cream (new)
4) Feminine Products (new)
5) Underwear for men, women and children (new)
6) Diapers and wipes: sizes 4, 5, 6
7) Pullups: sizes 4, 5, 6

Donations can be dropped off on Sunday 8/25/19 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Grand Street Community Arts Center, 68 Grand Street.

Donations will also be accepted Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Bishop Maginn at the corner of Eagle Street and Myrtle Avenue.

Monetary donations can be made online at the AVillage website, www.avillageworks.org. via PayPal. Please also email our office manager at rdefelice@avillage.org to note the money is for the fire victims. Checks made out to AVillage…, Inc. with Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims in the comment line can be sent to: AVillage…, Inc, PO Box 10152. Albany NY 12201. Starting Monday, cash and check dontions can be dropped off at AVillage…, Inc. offices at 3 Lincoln Square. ONLY (please do not drop off at SEFCU)

Co-Sponsored by: A Block at a Time | WWW.ABAAT.ORG
Mansion Neighborhood Association, Grand Street Community ArtsBishop Maginn High School and AVillage

Donations for Myrtle Avenue Fire

8/24/2019 • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Additional Info: Dannielle Hille • dannielle@abaat.org

A Block at a Time in conjunction with Grand Street Community Arts, the Mansion Neighborhood Association, Bishop Maginn and AVillage…, Inc. are working to collect donations for the families effected by the Friday morning fire on Myrtle Avenue.
A list of needed item is available on the A Block at a Time Facebook Page (facebook.com/abaat518) and on our website www.abaat.org. Contact Dannielle Hille at lowermyrtle@gmail.com for more information and to volunteer. Donations can be dropped off on Saturday 8/24/19 and Sunday 8/25/19 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Grand Street Community Arts Center on the corner of Grand Street and Madison Avenue. This includes cloths, baby items, hygiene products and school supplies.
Donations will also be accepted Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Bishop Maginn at the corner of Eagle Street and Myrtle Avenue.
Monetary donations can be made online at the AVillage website, www.avillageworks.org. via PayPal. Please also email our office manager at rdefelice@avillage.org to note the money is for the fire victims. Checks made out to AVillage…, Inc. with Myrtle Avenue Fire Victims in the comment line can be sent to: AVillage…, Inc, PO Box 10152. Albany NY 12201. Starting Monday, cash and check dontions can be dropped off at AVillage…, Inc. offices at 3 Lincoln Square.

SHOOTING RESPONSE NEXT STEPS: Community Meeting Series

Shooting Response Next Steps Community Meeting
Thursday, August 1, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
159 Quail Street, Albany NY

On Thursday, July 25th, the community met with officials to discuss concerns and provide solutions in the wake of a 3 year old being shot. We need to continue the powerful conversation started at the first meeting. Come and be heard. VOICE your ideas. IDENTIFY solutions. IMPLEMENT a plan. SOLUTIONS WANTED

Can’t attend? Submit questions or suggestions prior to the meetings. Email to questions@abaat.org or leave a voicemail at 518-227-0012.

Thank you again to the Rev. Dr. Christopher A. Hill, Jr. and the church for allowing ABAAT to use of their space for our meeting.

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Shooting Response Community Meeting

Shooting Response Meeting
Thursday, July 25, 2019
5:30 – 7: 00 PM
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
159 Quail Street, Albany NY

This meeting is in response to the recent shootings including the injury of a 3 year old child. Since July 16th, there have been 4 people injured in shootings and around 6 shooting incidents.

Thank you to the Rev. Dr. Christopher A. Hill, Jr. and the church for allowing ABAAT to use of their space for our meeting.

Join BLK Bulletin Board 518

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Bringing the community together one block at a time!

Everyday as we scroll through our news feed, we see amazing community events, projects and movements. But we find that we miss some because there is no single place that these events, projects and movements can be posted. So Dannielle created that space where all the amazing community activists, advocates and organizers can post whats going on to make sure that residents can join in the community building. All non-political events qualify. For profit events that do not donate a substantial amount of the profits do not qualify.

Events can be posted at www,facebook.com/BLKBB518. We will be expanding to better collect and post events. Until then please post to the Facebook Page. Lets keep this as a space to share community events, movements (including protests) and projects.

Also don’t forget our sister page Volunteer Albany where you can post volunteer opportunities so residents can easily find a fulfilling opportunity that helps build our community! www.facebook.com/volunteeralbany



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