LINKS and Suggestions of where to donate to help Hurricane Sandy Victims

As you know, New York City and the tri-state area faced a lot of torment with Sandy this past week. And through many accounts, there is tons of devastation. If you’ve been a long time resident of Miami or event Florida for that matter, then you’ve experienced the aftermath that a strong Hurricane can bring. You’ve also witnessed the good-hearted volunteers and tons of donations that came our way to help us rebuild.

So pay it forward and if you’re in a place where you can donate or give back, then DO IT. Below you’ll find a list of links courtesy of NY1 to be able to donate. The American Red Cross is our charity of choice, where you can even donate by sending a text. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes.

So pass this list around and also remember to check our sister site for breaking information on the recovery and for local stories while the rebuilding and the transition back to normalcy occurs.

Here are the links…

Donations & Volunteering:

NYC Service and NYC Service On Facebook

Send Checks To:
Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City
253 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10007

NYC Blood Center

Aidmatrix Network for Humanitarian Relief

UJA-Federation of New York

American Red Cross

• Volunteer for NYC Parks:
– Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park, Orchard Beach (Click here to volunteer.)
– Brooklyn: Prospect Park, McCarren Park (Click here to volunteer.)
– Manhattan: Happy Warrior Playground, Annunciation Park, Carl Schurz Park, Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park), Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only) (Click here to volunteer.)
– Queens (Friday and Saturday only): Brookville Park, Baisley Pond Park (Click here to volunteer.)

Food Bank Of New York City

New York Cares

Team Rubicon

Occupy Sandy Relief

The Lower East Side Recovers

Staten Island Recovers

Astoria Recovers

Red Hook Recovers

Councilman Brad Lander’s storm relief for Brooklyn

• Follow #SandyVolunteer on Twitter for more ways to help

• iTunes/App Store: Hurricane Sandy Relief

Community/Faith-Based Groups:

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (Lower Manhattan): 1-212-965-1151

Red Hook Initiative (Red Hook): 1-718-858-6782,

Christ Tabernacle Church & Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office (83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.): 1-718-496-2515.
Sikh Cultural Society (South Richmond Hill, Queens): 1-718-441-0513.

Help Animals and Pets:

Humane Society of the US

American Humane Society

Aid For Businesses:

U.S. Small Business Administration


Source: Again, this list was provided by NY1