Posted by: Debbie Abrams Kaplan | November 4, 2012

Hurricane Sandy – how to help

If you’re looking for ways to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy (er, Superstorm Sandy), here are some options. I’ll update the list when needed.


Tunnel to Towers is collecting money to help Staten Island hurricane victims.

The United Jewish Federation set up a relief fund. You can also text RELIEF to 51818 on a mobile device to pledge money.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations here. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.

Chabad NJ is collecting money to use in New Jersey for hurricane victims.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s Disaster Relief Fund will help victims of the hurricane and affected Jewish communities

**Rock Center has a great list of other ways to donate money, including the Salvation Army, food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and other relief funds.

New Jersey Hurricane Relief Fund – set up by Governor Chris Christie and his wife Mary

Marriott Rewards members can donate airline points to the American Red Cross.

Animal Haven in NYC, serving tristate area, accepting Sandy donations.


Amazon wish list for Monmouth Beach School.

Heres a list of other school wish lists (those affected by Sandy).


There’s a Hurricane Sandy registry on Amazon set up to receive items at a relief outpost in Brooklyn.

Shore expert Jen Miller wrote about ways to help with supplies, money and volunteering.

You can drop off donations of clothing or tangible goods at a Staten Island distribution center, Miller Field, New Dorp Lane, where there are representatives of FEMA, National Guard, Red Cross and Salvation Army. (per Rock Center with Brian Williams)

Here’s a list for Rockaway, NY


If you’re local, here are some places to find volunteer opportunities.

Helping those on Staten Island, from Dawn Papandrea

If you’re NY local and want to help, volunteer opportunities are posted here.

Yummygal’s South Jersey blog has a list of ways to help too.

Check New Jersey Needs on Facebook for local ways to help.


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