From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Vollies Wanted

This item comes courtesy of a lady named Kat. She writes:

Hey Heather!  I hope you are well.

I contacted you a month or so back when I was brainstorming about venues for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry benefit concert that I was proposing.  Thank you again for your suggestions.

You’ve been in touch with my friend and co-organizer, Jennifer Basset so I’m not sure if she’s told you, but we decided to make the church the venue.  We’ll have food and drinks in the backyard and bands and authors in the chapel.  Should be ok…fingers crossed.

You offered to help with publicity before so I wanted to check in with you to see when you would like to receive info from us about the event?  It’s scheduled for July 9.

Also, I don’t know if this is something you typically do or not, but I’m not having the best of luck with gathering volunteers to help on the day of the event.  We still need about 15 people…do you ever post like a “Call for Volunteers” on your blog?  Or do you have any suggestions about this?

Here’s the deal: I am more than happy to get the word out about events which will help our community’s neediest. To this end I asked Kat to give me a break-down of what kind of help is wonting and how she can be contacted.  Here’s the rundown:

The event is from 12:00 PM (set up) until 8:00 PM plus clean up (1 hour tops) and
we are looking for people to do a couple of things (below):

1.  Bartender/bar back (make SIMPLE drinks, pour beer, manage ice, cups, etc.)
2. Take money at the door and stamp hands of those who’ve entered
3. General help (to hang out and do whatever is needed,  i.e.; manage recycling, trash, etc.)

We are asking people to commit to 2 -3 hr blocks to help and people can volunteer solo or in pairs.

Any and all who are interested in lending a hand should contact Kat via email at: kat (dot) carlton (at) gmail (dot) com


Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The Greenpoint Reformed Church


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