Sandy may have skipped town, but the destruction left in her wake is going to take some time to repair. Below, your guide to helping NYC get back on its feet post-hurricane.
NYC Service is in the process of mobilizing volunteers to help with the city’s immediate repair and relief efforts. Simply call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, phone number and borough, and reps will get back to you with local projects you can lend a hand to.
New York Cares, the city’s largest volunteer organization, is looking for new members to be assigned relief duties once damages and needs are assessed. Plus they run the city’s biggest coat drive, so you can kill two birds with one charitable stone.
Nonprofit organization Team Rubicon dispatches regional teams of specially trained military veterans and medical personnel to assist in the aftermath of disasters like Sandy. What they’ve got: 11 squads from DC to NYC manning call centers, clearing debris, and rescuing waterbound Brooklynites. What they need: donations to cover meals, chainsaws, and gas. Donate here to help out.