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Hurricane Sandy Resource Page

October 30, 2012

Hurricane-sandy-surgeSandy, the largest storm ever observed in the Atlantic, has moved inland, and local, state, and federal officials are scrambling to assess the damage. The Jersey shore was devastated, as was a neighborhood in the beachfront Queens community of Breezy Point, where more than a hundred and ten homes were destroyed by fire Monday night.

Manhattan (where mass transit and a quarter of the power grid are down) got lucky; if the storm had continued to meander in a northwesterly direction, instead of speeding up and veering sharply to the west, the city would've taken an almost direct hit at high tide under a full moon -- a nightmare scenario.

Still, the damage in the storm's wake is enormous. Countless numbers of trees have been uprooted and millions of people are without power. In some neighborhoods, power won't be restored for weeks, and communities up and down the coast, especially in New Jersey, will be cleaning up for months. Bloomberg estimates that the economic toll from the storm could surpass $20 billion.

We've put together a list of resources for those affected by the storm and/or who are interested in contributing to clean up and recovery efforts. If you know of other resources that should be added, please e-mail us at

Good luck and speedy recovery to all.

Updated: 10:30 p.m. EST, Friday, November 15


To find a Red Cross shelter, download the Red Cross Hurricane app, visit the Red Cross Web site, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), text "**REDCROSS" (**73327677), or check their local media outlets.

From the blog: To find a shelter near you, text “Shelter” and a zip code to 43362 (example: Shelter 01234). You can also download the FEMA mobile app, which includes a maps/shelter tab.


AARP Foundation Relief Fund

American Red Cross

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region - Neighbors in Need: Sandy Relief Fund

Using the Crowdrise platform, CraigsList founder Craig Newmark is matching the first $25,000 in donations to Sandy relief efforts. Update: Newmark's $25,000 was matched in a matter of days.

Daily News Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
New York's "hometown newspaper" has started a Sandy relief fund and pledges that all funds raised will go directly to those in need. Make checks out to Daily News Charities, specify in the memo field or in a note that the donation is for the Hurricane Sandy Relief fund, and mail to:

New York Daily News
4 New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004

Feeding America

Global Giving - Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Great Nonprofits

Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief Fund
-- Donate online (, or make a check payable to:

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Newsday Charities Processing Center
25257 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1252

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City

New Jersey Recovery Fund

Network for Good

North Star Fund's Grassroots Hurricane Relief Fund

Salvation Army

Save the Children - Hurricane Sandy Children in Emergency Fund

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund


City Harvest

Community Foodbank of New Jersey

Met Council

Food Bank for NYC

Island Harvest

Long Island Cares

Sustainable Long Island


Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Council on Foundations' Disaster Grantmaking page

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation - Philanthropic Grantmaking for Disasters

Haiti Relief

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Outreach - Haiti

Mobile Donations

Text HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10 on behalf of the American Humane Association

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 on behalf of the American Red Cross

Text SANDY to 80088 to donate $10 on behalf of Global Giving

Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army

Text SUSTAIN to 20222 and reply YES to donate $10 on behalf of the Met Council

Text RECOVERY to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

Text GIVEUSA to 777444 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision

Volunteer Opportunities

NYC Service

Other Resources, Disaster Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Brooklynites who sustained property damage in Hurricane Sandy can apply for funds from FEMA. To request federal aid, register at, or call (800) 621–3362. The agency asks that applicants have their address, insurance information, and social security number ready. (Source: The Brooklyn Paper)

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

New York City Mayor's Office

New York City Office of Emergency Management

New York City Transit Tracker

New York State Office of Emergency Management

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

Twitter's Hurricane Sandy Resource List


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