Hurricane Sandy relief resources (UPDATE 2)

Hurricane Sandy relief resources (UPDATE 2)


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.

Hurricane Kit: Explaining Hurricanes to Kids with Big Bird

NYT Readers Photo of Hurricane Sandy

A Facebook Page for Lost and Found pets
Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

Disaster Safety & Preparedness Guide for Seniors & 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.

American Red Cross
To find a shelter, people can download the Red Cross Hurricane app :

You can find a list of currently open Red Cross shelters at:

Visit the Red Cross web site: 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:

@NotifyNYC on Twitter
Folks in NYC, you can text ‘follow NotifyNYC’ to 40404 to get @NotifyNYC ( tweets as text messages.

Google Crisis Map
Google Crisis map that has good information about Hurricane Sandy as well as shelter information:

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:

State Offices of Emergency Management
A list of the emergency management offices in all 50 states plus territories:

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:

How to help
The folks at Huffington Post have a great resource, note some redundancy: 


One Comment

Kelly Major

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

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