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10 Creative Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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6. Reuniting Pets

People weren’t the only ones displaced by the hurricane. Hundreds of pets were also separated from their owners.

Photo credit: idleformat

A Facebook group – Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets – is doing its part to help reunite pets with their families. The group posts photos of lost or found pets in the areas affected by Sandy in an effort to help owners find their missing pets.

The Facebook group also posts information about animal shelters in need and those that are allowing animals.

7. Book a Trip

Booking a trip for the holidays?

A number of hotels are offering special discounts, free rooms and a percentage of bookings to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
You can also creatively donate to the Sandy with select airlines like American, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways.

For a list of participating hotels and airlines visit boston.com.

8. NYC Santa Dash

Photo credit: Just Winchester

Don’t be alarmed if you see a sea of Santas running across New York City on December 2nd.

It’s the NYC Santa Dash, a 6.5 mile race from Columbia University to Union Square organized by New York University. To get in the holiday spirit, runners are encouraged to wear a Santa costume or holiday-themed clothing.

Entry for the race is only $10 and will be used to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City’s Hurricane Relief program.

For details about the race and to sign up, visit indiegogo.com.

9. Sing, Sing a Song

What do Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel have in common?

They are teaming together with four other A-list artists for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Springsteen, McCartney, Jovi, and Joel will be joined by Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, Kanye West, and The Who for this one night online live music event. Proceeds from the concert will go directly to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

10. Blood Drive

After Hurricane Sandy, the New York Blood Center, which serves more than 20 million New Yorkers, is suffering a blood shortage. The blood supply at the center has dropped 6,000 units since the Hurricane hit.

The New York City martial arts community is calling on New Yorkers to donate blood on December 27, 2012 from 3 – 9 pm. According to a release sent out by Stephen Koepfer of New York Combat Sambo, “We martial artists and fighters spend enough time shedding blood (all in good fun!); now let’s donate some for the good of our city!”

For more information about the blood drive, visit the New York City New York Blood Center.

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7:50AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Thank you Ximinea, for Sharing this!

2:07AM PST on Dec 2, 2012

If you want to help the victims, you can give to CBN for Operation Blessing. They have been there from the start and will be there until they are not needed anymore. They use their money much more efficiently than the Red Cross or the government.

4:59PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

We've got a really creative way to help - for free! We're pooling Bed,Bath & Beyond coupons for Sandy families to use as they go about restocking their home essentials. We can donate more in savings than we can in cash, so everyone with a BB&B coupon is able to help!!! See us at www.facebook.com/beyondsandy

10:37PM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Thankyou to everyone that is helping in anyway they can!!!!!

2:35PM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Hugs to all who Volunteer everywhere XXX's 2

8:35AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

Whatever rocks your boat!

7:47PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Help is to be appreciated no matter what form it takes.

2:55PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Thank you Volunteers

2:12PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Why do we need gimmicks to give to people in need?

1:53PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

everything helps.

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