How You Can Help: The Hurricane Sandy Relief Round-Up
Recently, NBC Universal and The Red Cross teamed up and put together a live Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert, which raised $23 million towards helping those devastated by the storm. In like mind, we've put together a Hurricane Sandy Relief Round-Up, to give you information on where you can donate supplies, money, or just good cheer to help those who were affected by Sandy.
General Information About Relief
- The Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation is a great site to get information about who is doing what. They have a direct link to donate money on their site, and also feature various relief efforts with direct links, such as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bracelet by SheBeads.
- Occupy Sandy Relief also has great information on who needs what, where, and how.
- NYC.gov has an entire list of places available in NYC where goods and supplies can be donated.
- NJ.gov also has a similar list for New Jersey.
- The American Red Cross also lists ways to help, volunteer or donate. You can find information on your local Red Cross chapter through the main site, and if you contact your chapter, they can probably give you more info on what is needed locally.
- The Salvation Army is also organizing relief efforts as well.
- The NYC Service Page has information on what organizations are in need of volunteers.
- The UJA Federation of New York also has a list of who needs manpower.
- Jersey Cares and The United Way (search through NJ.gov for your local chapter) have general lists of efforts needing volunteers for New Jersey.
- NY Tech Meetup is looking for volunteers to help businesses get back on their tech feet post-storm.
- New York Cares is also spearheading a number of efforts that need volunteers.
- Staten Island Recovers is organizing efforts to help communities and people in Staten Island.
- Food Not Bombs is in need of people to help clean up its offices, and get back on its feet.
- Citymeals-on-wheels is looking for volunteers to help with their deliveries to seniors in all five boroughs.
- The Central Park Conservatory is looking for people to help with park clean up in the various boroughs.
- The Hudson River Park is also in need of volunteers for their recovery efforts.
Animals and Pets
- The Humane Society is busy rescuing the pets and animals stranded by Hurricane Sandy. Their website has more information on how to help.
- The American Human Association is also leading efforts to help our furry friends in need.
- Also, check with your local animal shelters to see what you can do. NY and NJ area shelters like Animal Haven were hit hard by the storm, and need help with supplies, goods, and volunteers for clean up. They also have overflow with the amount of animals coming in due to the storm.
Donations: Goods, Supplies, Et. Al.
- The Food Bank for New York City needs donations. You can also volunteer. The Community Food Bank for New Jersey is also currently accepting donations.
- The Manhattan JCC is collecting supplies and goods for those in need.
- Recovery.org lists local recovery efforts that need help. You can search for local NJ and NY recovery centers on their site.
- Feeding America and Americares are also accepting donations.
- Team Rubicon is spearheading debris clean-up efforts and needs donations for supplies like chainsaws and other tools.
For further relief connections, you can also tweet @SandyVolunteer, or follow their page for more information.
We're sending giant e-hugs to all the Sparklers affected by Sandy, and we're so thankful for all of the volunteers who are helping NYC get back on its feet after the storm!