NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you are looking for ways to offer support in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, many organizations are looking for extra manpower or resources to aid in the relief effort.
Here are some ways you can offer support.
- Feeding America accepting donations to purchase food, water and other supplies for storm victims.
- AmeriCares accepting donations.
- Personal hygiene items are being provided by World Vision. To donate, click here.
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, calling for special collection for storm relief at parishes in New York City and north through the Hudson Valley.
- For unofficial ways to find help, jump on Twitter and search for #sandyvolunteer.
For more from the Red Cross or to donate, visit www.redcross.org.
For local Red Cross chapters:
- American Red Cross of Camden and Burlington Counties
- American Red Cross of Central New Jersey
- American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey
- Jersey Coast Chapter
- New Jersey Crossroads
- Southern Shore Chapter
- South Jersey Chapter
For more from the Salvation Army or to donate, visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster
For local Salvation Army chapters:
- Salvation Army of Greater New York
- Salvation Army of New Jersey
- Salvation Army of Southern New England
NEW YORK CITY
- Notify NYC accepting money, goods, services and volunteers.
- Food Bank For New York City accepting donations and volunteers
- Check Service NYC’s Facebook page for other volunteer opportunities.
- JCC in Manhattan collecting items for those in shelters, offering volunteer opportunities.
- Citymeals-on-wheels is looking for people to help deliver food to the many seniors in need around the five boroughs.
- Hudson River Park is looking for volunteers to help with cleanup and repairs.
- Food Not Bombs‘ Manhattan office was flooded, and needs volunteers to help coordinate outreach.
- Red Hook NYC Recovers lists sites around Red Hook Brooklyn that need food, volunteers or other support. They update their list on a regular basis.
- Astoria Recovers, a recovery blog, has a list of local sites in need of assistance.
- Staten Island Recovers is another community recovery site with a list of places to help out.
- Lower East Side Recovers is also connecting volunteers with those in need.
- The United Jewish Federation of New York has an extensive list of volunteer opportunities in Westchester, Long Island, Staten Island, Brooklyn and more.
- The Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) has a variety of ways to volunteer and help.
- The Community Food Bank of New Jersey is accepting donations. You can log on to donate, or call (908) 355-3663 ext. 203, or donate $10 by texting FEEDNJ to 80888. The food bank is also soliciting food donations of canned foods, shelf-stable milk, cereal, baby food (note: no glass jars, please) and diapers. For a list of locations, click here.
- JerseyCares has a wide variety of disaster relief volunteer opportunities in Hoboken, Atlantic City, Belmar and more. Click here to see the list.
- The United Way has numerous volunteering opportunities across New Jersey. A simple way of looking for opportunities near you is to click here and search for the United Way nearest to you.
- Click here for the Christie administration’s guide to getting help & advice about recovering from Sandy.
If you’re interested in helping animals find safe haven and good care after the hurricane, the Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association have teams working on the problem and they need your help. Donations are especially needed to help rescue stranded pets and aid animals currently in shelters.
If you are in need of disaster relief services, check out our comprehensive guide here.