UPDATE 3 – SANDY: How To Help

Hurricane Sandy brought enormous destruction — but  there are plenty of ways to help out.  Here’s a list.  Add your own ideas and organizations in the comments and we’ll move them up into the post as we keep updating it.

FEMA volunteer links

Red Cross: As always, the Red Cross is a great first stop.

Facebook Global Disaster Relief page: all kinds of information and helping opportunities

Local options:

NEW: h/t to Melissa Byrne

Occupy is on the case;
Find ways to help at interoccupy.net/occupysandy

Search for open shelters where you can volunteer  by textingSHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA)

    For animals, services offered through:

    Focus on kids:

    Catholic Charities

    Jewish Federation Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

    Union for Reform Judiasm Disaster Relief Fund

    Repair the World

    Uri L’Tzedek

    Salvation Army

    • Donate at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org OR
    • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) OR
    • Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your phone

    Craig Newmark is offering to match any donations made through his fundraiser (funds will be distributed to the Red Cross, Feeding America, the National Wildlife Federation, and other groups).

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    Watch this space for updates.


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    Margaret M. F.
    Margaret M. F.3 years ago

    Thank-you for posting the information for those who can use it.

    Margaret M. F.
    Margaret M. F.3 years ago

    Thank-you for posting the information for those who can use it.

    John B.
    John B.3 years ago

    Thanks Cynthia for sharing the update.

    Tara B.
    Tara B.3 years ago


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    Richard T.
    Richard T.3 years ago


    Patricia Geraldes

    Thanks for the info.

    Robert O.
    Robert O.3 years ago

    Thank you.

    Veronique L.
    veronique L.3 years ago

    Thanks for the info

    Carole R.
    Carole R.3 years ago

    Thanks for the information.

    rene davis
    rene davis3 years ago