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Hurricane Sandy Fundraisers & Charities
There are a number of fundraisers, charities and volunteer opportunities to help those affected and displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Below is a list of the events and organizations that can help. We will update the list as we learn of more opportunities.
You can learn about housing options for people displaced by the storm on our Sandy Temporary and Permanent Housing Page.
None currently listed.
eBay has set up a page explaining how you can donate money via PayPal, buy products where portions of the proceeds go to nonprofits helping Sandy survivors, or sell something on eBay and designate how much of the profits you want to go to a nonprofit.
A link on the iTunes homepage lets users donate in increments ranging from $5 to $200 with one click. As with other iTunes purchases, you can do so by merely entering your Apple ID information, provided you already have one. One hundred percent of the donations will go to directly to the American Red Cross.
You can donate online, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Volunteer to Help:
Long Island Volunteer Center
Long Island Volunteer Center coordinates volunteers for a variery of nonprofits and agencies. You can register with them and create a skills profile, and they will match you up with opportunities.
New York Cares
New York Cares has a variety of opportunities for everyone to volunteer their time helping with Hurricane Sandy relief projects, including diverse tasks such as serving meals, helping victims with taxes, sorting donations, and much more.
Part of the City of New York, this organization is involved in a variety of relief efforts, coordinated with a number of organizations, and staffed by volunteers.
The Volunteer Center
For those in Westchester and the mid-Hudson valley, they have an online matching service to bring volunteers and organizations who need their time and skills together.