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smallwater is a grassroots disaster relief initiative based in the Rockaways at Beach 96th Street. Formed out of necessity in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the initiative is led by a core group of Rockaway residents who are deeply invested in rebuilding a sustainable Rockaway community. What started simply as a donation drop-off center at Veggie Island has evolved into a larger, long-term initiative of community rebuilding. smallwater's intimate knowledge of the peninsula, its people and its needs allow smallwater to play the vital lead role of coordinating peninsula-wide volunteer efforts as well as act as a central information, donation collection and distribution center.


Click here to donate to smallwater via Waves for Water.

Donate Time

Invite friends, family, co-workers and others to be a part of the rebuilding efforts by volunteering! Volunteers are welcome Thursdays-Sundays 10am-4pm. (Closed Mondays-Wednesdays with the exception of scheduled VOLUNTEER PROJECTS.) For more information, contact