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Tomorrow in Brooklyn: Help Sandy Victims By Watching Cartoons

Though the stories about Hurricane Sandy have dropped off the front page, there are tens of thousands victims who have been made homeless or are still lacking basic services like electricity, heat and clean water. One person from the animation community who has been deeply involved with the recovery effort is Mike Rauch, who is one of the brothers behind the animation house Rauch Brothers.

Tomorrow, November 14, the Rauch Brothers will be hosting a screening and Q&A about their much-admired series of StoryCorps shorts. Though the event had been planned for some time, in light of the recent disaster, the brothers have turned it into a relief benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go directly toward hurricane relief efforts.

The event, which begins at 7pm, will take place at the Brooklyn Music School (126 St. Felix St, Brooklyn, NY 11217). Attendees are also encouraged (though not required) to bring items for those impacted:

No more clothing is needed so please bring items from this list instead: flashlights, aaa batteries, gallon ziplock bags, brooms, flat shovels, mops, masks and gloves, any sort of baby/toddler food and formula, duct and scotch tape, deodorant, tampons, soap, can openers.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through this link.

  • James Madison

    I probably and unfortunately won’t be able to see the screening but I will stop by and donate.

    Thanks for posting, Amid.

  • Thanks for the mention, Amid!

    Just to give credit where credit is due, the event is hosted by the New York Film/Video Council and they had the great idea of converting it to a Sandy benefit. Come one, come all!

  • This is awesome!
    What a fun and classy thing to put on… GREAT idea.

    I have never met Mike or Tim, but I hear nothing but great things and it’s easy to see why. And of course, their work speaks for itself, always top-notch. :)