TIME’S UP! has been leading sustainable disaster relief efforts in the Rockaways since the day after Superstorm Sandy. We have organized weekly group bike rides to deliver food, clothing, and medical supplies from Occupy Sandy hubs in Brooklyn to free distribution centers in Far Rockaway; secured and delivered donations of bicycles and trailers to be used by the community; provided free bicycle repair for locals and volunteers; and set-up our energy bikes in various community centers to generate clean, decentralized power. With your support, we will continue to offer these services in the Rockaways as long as there is a need.
Time’s Up is uniquely equipped to provide this disaster relief. We are a 25 year old direct action environmental group. We offer free bike repair classes and workshops 5 nights a week in our two locations and we specialize in mobile bike repair at pop-up locations. We developed energy-generating bicycles to power the Occupy Wall Street movement in Zuccotti Park last year, and we have continued to design, develop and deploy them where they are most needed. We are an all volunteer organization, so 100% of your donations go to our projects, with 0% spent on administrative overheard. And we are used to operating on a shoe-string budget, so we make every dollar go as far as possible. Your money will not only be used to buy the supplies needed for disaster relief, but will leverage our base of more than 1,000 volunteers.
In the New Year, we will continue to lead weekly relief rides to the Rockaways, deploy our volunteers to do construction work, and help establish sustainability centers with our energy bikes and free bike repair classes.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAXIMIZE OUR EFFORTS.
Our rides currently draw far more riders than we can equip with trailers and cargo bikes, and we are working with six different community groups that want to establish sustainability centers with our energy bikes and mobile bike repair units. We need funding to buy cargo bikes to maximize the aid we can deliver to the Rockaways on our rides, to buy tools for the mobile bike repair units we will leave in the community centers and use to teach free bike repair classes, and lastly to build the energy bikes we will install in those community centers.
Time’s Up is fully committed to environmental sustainability in all of our projects, and especially in this disaster relief effort. This disaster was directly caused by the burning of fossil fuels, so we have zero-tolerance for burning fossil fuels in our relief efforts, be it by using cars for transporting goods or burning gas generators for power. As we rebuild, we do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past. We want to create a just, sustainable future. That is why our projects focus on sustainable transportation, sustainable energy, and empowering communities to repair their own bikes, generate their own power, and teach others. PLEASE DONATE TODAY AND CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE JUST, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
PROJECT BUDGET: $18,500
$6,500 Cargo Units
$6,000 6 mobile repair units
$6,000 6 energy bikes
Time’s Up is a 501(c)3 non-profit so all of your donations are tax-deductible.