How To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims: Food Donations & Volunteering

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Hurricane Sandy may have blown over, but thousands of people are still struggling in the aftermath. Many areas, like the Far Rockaways in New York and along the Jersey Shore, are still without electricity and heat, and the days are getting shorter and much, much colder. Whether you live near or far from these communities, you can help! Here’s a resource list we’ve compiled with links to information and organizations engaged in Sandy relief efforts:

Websites That Are Constantly Updating with Relief Information
Occupy Sandy
Red Hook Recovers
Lower East Side Recovers
Astoria Recovers
Staten Island Recovers
Google Crisis Map
Sandy Relief Donation Sites + Volunteer Opps – crowd-sourced spreadsheet
Gowanus Studio Space Food Relief

Donate Money to Help by Text:
• Red Cross – $10 donation – REDCROSS to 90999 or through iTunes
• Salvation Army – $10 donation – STORM to 80888
• Tunnel2Towers – $10 donation – RESTORE to 80888
• Direct Relief International – $10 Donation – RELIEF to 27222

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