Friday, November 9, 2012

URGENT: Red Cross needs 400 Teamster drivers tonight, tomorrow for Sandy relief

The call just went out: The Red Cross desperately needs 400 drivers tonight, tomorrow and Sunday to bring relief supplies to hurricane victims in the New York region.

Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda just sent out a memo:
The Red Cross is in URGENT need of help. This weekend there will be a huge push to get important supplies from Red Cross warehouses to the communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Tonight they need 200 drivers at 6 pm to meet at five staging areas (below). They'll be picked up by bus and taken to Jersey City, where they will pick up 200 box trucks and deliver them to the staging areas. They can return home from the staging area.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning they need 200 drivers to report to the staging areas at 8 a.m.-5 pm, where they will be told where to drive the trucks to the various distribution sites.

The five staging areas are:
Floyd Field
50 Aviation Rd.
Aqueduct Race Track
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 
Miller Field
National Park Service
New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 
MacArthur Airport
City of Islet, Parking Lot 10
100 Arrival Ave.
Ronkonkoma, NY 
Nassau Community College
Nassau Coliseum
1 Education Dr.
Garden City, NY
They need laborers, forklift drivers and CDL drivers today, tomorrow and Sunday at the following locations:
Red Cross Warehouse/for New York
100 Industrial Drive
Jersey City, NJ  07305
For Jersey City: Call Donna at 573-690-0745 
Red Cross Warehouse/for New Jersey
#1 Heller Park Lane
Somerset, NJ  08873
For Somerset: Call Carlos Velez-Garcia at 571-439-0548  
Brothers and sisters, we know you can do it!