Hurricane Sandy: Here’s How You Can Help

November 8, 2012 | By


Want to contribute to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, but don’t know how? Here are five ways to get involved— and you don’t even have to be on the East Coast:

1. Get out your checkbook: The State of New Jersey has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund and is asking for donations here. The UJA-Federation of New York has also just released ten million dollars into a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund—help top it up here.

2. Give blood: The Red Cross was forced to cancel hundreds of drives last week and blood stores are critically low. Donor centers in New York are working double-time, but you can donate anywhere in the United States and it’ll end up where it’s needed most.

3. De-clutter and donate: Clothing, toys, batteries, food, medicine, and toiletries are desperately needed throughout the tri-state area. If you are in the New York area, find out where specific items are needed via Occupy Sandy and Congregation Beth Elohim and donate thoughtfully.

4. Volunteer: No excuses! You can do it all over New York City, at any time of day. For up-to-date opportunities, check out Repair the WorldWNYC, and New York Cares.

5. Hold a bake sale and send in the proceeds to the organizations above: Because there is nothing more heartening than cute kids and chocolate chip cookies.

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