Hurricane Sandy relief resources (UPDATE 2)

Hurricane Sandy relief resources (UPDATE 2)

Shares

Okay, Hurricane Sandy is a big deal, already caused a lot of damage and is expected to cause even more harm to communities across the EastCoast.

Here's a list of Hurricane Sandy relief resources we compiled. We'll keep adding to this list too.

Let me know if you have other credible resources too.

Stay safe.

UPDATE 2
Hurricane Kit: Explaining Hurricanes to Kids with Big Bird
http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/hurricane

NYT Readers Photo of Hurricane Sandy
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/28/us/hurricane-sandy-photos.html

A Facebook Page for Lost and Found pets
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hurricane-Sandy-Lost-and-Found-Pets/403922739676650
UPDATE 1
Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs
http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/7028

Disaster Safety & Preparedness Guide for Seniors & People with Disabilities
http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=disaster_safety_guide_for_seniors_and_people_with_disabilities

First Aid Kit Tips for your Pets
Prepare a first-aid kit for your pets and to be aware of how to treat common injuries. Some tips here.
http://www.findavet.us/2012/04/how-to-treat-top-5-dog-first-aid-situations/

American Red Cross
To find a shelter, people can download the Red Cross Hurricane app : http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/hurricane-app

You can find a list of currently open Red Cross shelters at: http://www.redcross.org/nss/

Visit the Red Cross web site: http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

People should also register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website, a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies:  http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

@NotifyNYC on Twitter
Folks in NYC, you can text ‘follow NotifyNYC’ to 40404 to get @NotifyNYC (http://www.twitter.com/notifyNYC) tweets as text messages.

Google Crisis Map
Google Crisis map that has good information about Hurricane Sandy as well as shelter information:  http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012

Disaster Assistance
A secure, user-friendly web portal that consolidates information about federally funded government assistance to disaster victims, including the ability to apply for FEMA benefits directly online: http://www.disasterassistance.gov

State Offices of Emergency Management
A list of the emergency management offices in all 50 states plus territories:
http://www.fema.gov/regional-operations/state-offices-and-agencies-emergency-management

Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling.

This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text `TalkWithUs' to 66746)  residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters: http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/

How to help
The folks at Huffington Post have a great resource, note some redundancy:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/hurricane-sandy-how-to-help_n_2022488.html 


Shares

One Comment

Kelly Major

Pretty pathetic that Craigslist DOESN'T have a dedicated link for Hurricane Sandy, unlike
Haiti, Japan, Katrina, etc.

Comments are closed.