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Hurricane Sandy: How do I help?

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Here are some places where you can donate money or sign up to volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:

NYC government:

If you are looking to donate time to help in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York city CLICK HERE to sign up.  As opportunities arise, they will contact you.

If you want to donate you can visit the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City

New York Cares has volunteer opportunities

If you want to volunteers in New Jersey, the state has a hotline: 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). You can also e-mail Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us.

The American Red Cross is looking for cash donations and blood donations.
You can donate $10 by phone by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.

The United Way has set up a Sandy Recovery Fund that you can donate to via the web or by texting RECOVERY to 52000 to make a $10 donation.

You can donate $10 to The Salvation Army by texting "STORM" to 80888. If you are already volunteer-certified, you can sign up to help out with disaster relief.

God's Love We Deliver has given thousands of meals to people affected by Sandy.  They are holding a drive at Whole Food Markets in New York City.  Go online for details.

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey is providing 100,000 pounds of food daily to displaced families.  They need volunteers and donations go online for details.

Affordable housing charity Home Habitat For Humanity is looking for donations to assist in recovery efforts.  Call 800-HABITAT (422-4828) or go online.

The Community Foodbank of New Jersey is looking for financial donations and volunteers to help sort food and prepare sandwiches for distribution.

Catholic Charities is looking for donations to help assist people impacted by disasters.  Jewish Federations of North America has a relief fund that you can give to online or text RELIEF to 51818 to pledge a donation.

The Jewish Federations of North America says donors may contribute to the JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund.   In addition, donors may text RELIEF to 51818 on a mobile device to pledge a donation or send checks to our national mailbox at The Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, PO Box 148, New York, NY 10268. Please indicate "JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund" on all checks or in the designation box online.

Samaritan's Purse is looking for donations and volunteers in New Jersey.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is also asking for donations for Staten Island residents, New York City residents or New Jersey shore residents.

FEMA also has ways to donate cash, donate goods and volunteer on its website.

If you know about any other volunteer opportunities, please post information in the comment section below so others can find out about them.

 

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