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Superstorm Sandy has taken a tragic toll on the residents of the mid-Atlantic’s barrier islands. All along the coast, hundreds of homes were lost, and thousands of people still have no power after Sandy wreaked havoc. The impact is not unlike many other destructive recent storms in the United States, such as Ivan, Katrina and Ike.
So what can be done?…
BE THE CHANGE:
Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.
Waves For Water
Waves for Water has coordinated a full-fledged Hurricane Relief Initiative in response to Super Storm Sandy that has absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard.
American Red Cross
The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy.
The Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter.
Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
American Humane Association
The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.
Habitat For Humanity
Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.
Community Foodbank Of New Jersey
This group coordinates efforts with the state’s Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.
This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.
New York Cares
This local NYC program is “the city’s largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.” It is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts, and is also raising money.
Direct Relief International
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.
NYC Mayor’s Fund
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City charity supports “impactful public programs serving some of the City’s greatest needs.”