November 8, 2012

Help The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

Courtesy of Pat Byington, The Green Register Editor

According to the National Weather Service, the Northeast is anticipating a Nor’easter will hit the areas damaged last week by Hurricane Sandy. Along with the ongoing recovery efforts, many organizations are now preparing for a winter storm that could hit a very vulnerable population that in some areas are still without food, electricity and clean water.

For today’s Green Minute, take some time today and help our fellow citizens in the Northeast and friends in the Caribbean.

Treehugger.com compiled a good list of organizations that are working on this disaster. Here is a partial list:

How To: Volunteer Your Time, Skills, and Supplies

New York Cares is driving a number of Hurricane Sandy relief projects, from composting with Build It Green! in Queens to a Clean-Up at Franz Sigel Park in The Bronx.

The NYC Mayor’s Office is urging people to sign up through NYC Service. They are seeking volunteers for various efforts (via Gothamist).

Staten Island Recovers is coordinating “community-powered disaster recover” for Staten Island. They are accepting donations of clothing, tools, and any other helpful items you may have (via Time Out NY).

Where To: Donate Supplies, Blood, and Money

The Salvation Army is aiding those in crisis with hot meals, water, and shelter. To send a $10 donation via text message, you can text the word STORM to 80888, and confirm the donation with the word, “Yes.” They are also accepting used clothing and furniture donations to local Salvation Army locations (via NBC News).

The Food Bank For New York City is distributing emergency food and supplies. To donate, text FBNYC to 50555 or make a monetary contribution online. Their local food pantries and kitchens also need disaster response volunteers–sign up, here (via Gothamist).

The Humane Society is leading pet search and rescue efforts. To support their initiatives, click here.

The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is aiding local Brooklyn nonprofits, civic institutions, and small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy (via Support Victims of Hurricane Sandy on Facebook).

The American Red Cross is offering shelter, clothing, supplies, food and blood to Hurricane Sandy victims. To donate $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 or you can call 800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To donate blood, visit the Red Cross website (via NBC News).

Please visit treehugger.com for their growing list (check their comments section), of ways you can help.

Also, spiritually, feel free to share the Prayers for New York and New Jersey (the prayers were created by the National Cathedral), The Green Register published last week.

Image Credit: Photos.com

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