LESReady! would like to highlight two organizations that are currently raising monetary donations to to serve those most at the margins:
- The Hispanic Federation
- Dominica American Relief & Development Association (DARDA)
- Fundraiser for the Dominica American Relief & Development Association (DARDA)
- Amazon Wishlist for Dominica – Managed by DARDAHURRICANE RELIEF COLLECTION DRIVESLES-WIDE COLLECTION DRIVE
LESReady! is closely monitoring immediate supply needs and assessing shipping logistics to establish an LES-wide collection drive for Puerto Rico and other hurricane-impacted areas if logistics allow. If you are interested in being listed as a drop-off location, please fill out your information here.LES DROP-OFF SITES FOR PUERTO RICO:
We would like to also highlight on the ground efforts from fellow community members of the Lower East Side that are currently accepting supply donations in the Lower East Side for families in Puerto Rico:
- Smith Houses Tenant Association
(Baseball Field – Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between South Street & Pearl Street)
Saturday, September 30 (12P – 8P)
Selling food to raise donation funds
Accepting packaged goods / supplies
- Good Record
218 E 5th Street
Monday – Friday (12P-8P)
Saturday – Sunday (12P-7P)
For information on contact https://www.sociedad.life/papuertorico
- WhyNotCare & Iglesia Evangelica Bautista
Calle 8 Church
393 E 8th Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (4:30P – 8:30P)
Collecting: Toiletries, Diapers, new or clean blankets, water, batteries, dry food, etc.
For more information, contact: 646.783.8123
- Engine 28 / Ladder 11
222 East 2nd St (Between B & C)
Monday – Friday (7AM – 9PM)
Collecting: Diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products
Organized by NYC Mayor’s Office
- Lady Tigers Youth Softball Team
428 E 10th Street
Monday – Thursday (6P-9P)
Collecting: Water, non-perishables, toiletries, diapers, and clothing
- Loisaida via Eco-Kit Duffle
- How it works: visit https://www.ecokitduffle.org/
- Place an order for items on the ‘NEEDS LIST’page. Ship items to our pick up center:
Eco-Kits Duffle Help
710 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
- Sorted items are immediately given to Eco-Kits volunteer travelers.
- Eco-kits get picked up at airports in Puerto Rico by contacted community coordinators and delivered to grass-roots organizations. (Full list on webpage)
NYC DROP-OFF SITES FOR BARBUDA:
The New York City Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda is currently collecting donations at sites through all boroughs for Barbuda. For more information on the priority items being collected and drop-off sites, visit https://www.abconsulate.nyc/goodsCONTACTING LOVED ONES IN PR:
We are connected to La Red De Apoyo Mutuo a Puerto Rico, a network of individuals and groups throughout the United States that are working on compiling on the ground information. We have expressed the need echoed from fellow community members for information on how to contact loved ones. As we attain more information, we will keep people aware of information on how to contact loved ones as that information emerges.PUERTO RICO EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTERS:
For a directory of emergency operation centers in Puerto Rico (in Spanish), please click: http://prfaa.pr.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Oficinas-Regionales.pdf
One difficult part of English is articles – but we use them a lot, so it’s important to know them. There are three articles in the English language: “a,” “an,” and “the.”
“A” and “an” are called indefinite articles because they are used when we talk about something in general, or when we talk about something for the first time. We use “an” when the next word begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) and we use “a” with words that begin with a consonant (all the other letters in the alphabet). In addition, we only use “a” and “an” with singular count nouns:
There was an earthquake in Japan two years ago.
How much does a new car cost?
Is there a bathroom in this building?
“The,” on the other hand, is a definite article.We use it when we’re talking about something specific, or when we continue to talk about something we’ve introduced. “The” can be used for singular or plural nouns, count or non-count:
The people in my class are very friendly.
The refrigerator is broken!
I took the F Train this morning.
Read the following story, and pay special attention to the articles:
Last night I found a cockroach in my kitchen. The cockroach was very big and very fast. I picked up a newspaper to kill it, but the newspaper was too soft. Then I picked up a frying pan. I was able to kill the cockroach, but then I had to wash the frying pan. I washed the frying pan in the sink, but when I finished, I saw a second cockroach. The second cockroach was even bigger than the first one!
Now watch the video lesson to learn more, then you can take the quiz to test your knowledge!
Here are some images from the world wide web using our latest Idiom of the Week:
Time for more pronunciation practice. Below is a good video which shows you how to pronounce English words with the “th” sound – like “think” and “this” and “bathroom” and “twentieth.” The most important thing to remember when making these sounds is to stick out your tongue! Here’s a picture of what your mouth should look like:
Meaning: To be very obedient; to do everything someone wants.
Even though my boss is tough and mean, with my smile, hard work, and flexible schedule in only three weeks, I had him eating out of my hand.
The new teacher had lots of children who were naughty, didn’t listen to her and screamed all day. But she brought cakes, candy and computer games and soon she had them eating out of her hand.
You’ll never get them to eat out of your hand with your lousy attitude!
If someone is eating out of your hand….
A. you have food in your hand.
B. you don’t have to ask them twice to do you a favor.
C. they constantly complain about you.
To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:
A lot students want to practice their conversational English but don’t know what to talk about or they feel like the usual topics are too boring. Well, there’s a website out there to help with that. It’s called Conversation Starters.com, and with the click of a button you can find something interesting to talk about.
Here a nice ice breaker you can user at your next party or meeting – just click on the image for a larger view: