Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Organizations providing relief to people and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The American Red Cross has created this list of Smart Giving Tips for Disasters:
Also, the Red Cross is asking that people donate blood because blood drives across the East Coast have been cancelled because of the storm:
Click here to make a blood donation appointment near you through the Red Cross.
The Salvation Army is providing shelters, serving meals, providing emergency response vehicles, and assisting other organizations in their response:
Click here to donate to the Salvation Army, or text “STORM” to 80888 on your mobile phone to make a $10 donation.
The disaster relief organization AmeriCares reports that their "stock of targeted medicines and supplies is positioned for immediate shipment, with special focus on tetanus vaccine, chronic care meds including insulin, first aid, water, family emergency kits, personal care and hygiene kits for the displaced, and other relief supplies. In hard-hit areas that are inaccessible due to flood conditions, we are prepared to award disaster relief grants." Find out more:
You can also text SANDY to 80888 to make a $10 donation to be evenly distributed among the American Red Cross, AmeriCares and the Salvation Army.
Feeding America is "providing communities with basic needs supplies including food, water and cleaning products" - find out more:
Direct Relief International reports it is "ready to respond to urgent requests from partner clinics and health centers for needed medicines and supplies to treat those affected by the storm."
Donate online to Direct Relief International or text 'RELIEF' to 27722 & give $10 via @mGive to help get critical medicine & supplies to those affected.
World Vision reports that it "has pre-positioned 1,500 kits of relief supplies in its New York City warehouse in the Bronx" and has more shipments on the way:
Give online to WorldVision or text “GIVEUSA” to 777444 to make a $10 donation.
Episcopal Relief and Development is also responding to the Hurricane in the Caribbean and the United States through its local partners in those regions:
Donate online to Episcopal Relief and Development.
Catholic Relief Services is helping communities affected by the Hurricane in Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti:
Save the Children reports that its "emergency responders in the U.S. are on high alert to help children and families particularly in areas at high-risk in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and coastal communities in other states":
Craig Newmark, creator of Craigslist, has created this Crowdrise fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy, with a promise to match $25,000 worth of donations to the cause.
Less Conventional Giving:
The Occupy Movement has launched Occupy Sandy Relief with a fantastic message board/Volunteer Network to coordinate needs and volunteer services:
Here is a great video showing some of Occupy's volunteer efforts:
The website fundrazr.com features many fundraisers for individual and groups of families who lost homes and possessions in the hurricane started by friends and family members:
Community members of Rockaway Park have organized a fundraisers through GiveForward.com to benefit Waterside Children's Studio Families, many of whom according to the website have lost their homes and all of their possessions.
Waves for Water, a non-profit organization founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose, is seeking donations to help clean up debris along the Atlantic coastal beaches hit by the storm in New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina:
Gallery Chuch in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City is raising funds for parishoners and friends "whose apartments and homes have been devastated through flood waters."
The website/webservice YouGiveGoods.com has listed serveral drives for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A very unique form of help has been offered through a website called SandyCoworking.com, which offers a "listing of spaces where you can work, recharge, and reconnect to your tech community":
A website called Rootless.me is providing an NYC Carpooling self-help service:
And a website called Sandyslist is providing an easy way to make requests for—and offers of—help:
At least two Facebook pages have been set up to help reunite owners with their pets after the storm:
The Best Friends Animal Society lists thousands of shelters in its No More Homeless Pets Network, you can search here for shelters in areas afftected by the storm:
The ASPCA together with PetSmart are distributing 4,000 sheltering supplie to local rescue groups in need:
You can follow Animal rescue and relief efforts on Twitter using the hashtag #Sandypets