The NY Metro region is struggling to recover from the double blow of a hurricane and a nor’easter. Yes, last night, a nor’easter blew through, leading to record amounts of snow after a few days of record lows. Many trees still have their leaves which means more broken branches and potentially more downed power lines. Many are still without power and heat. Many have lost everything. Please help if you can.
With an updated copy & paste from last week’s post, here are a few links to references sites with information on how you can help.
There are many more sites out there. Please, be wary of potential scams.
For the most part, an individual’s donation of money is much more useful to an organization than showing up and dropping off some outgrown jackets and blankets. Some organizations are accepting donations of goods by individuals, please check first, and if in doubt, donate money.
Below is a list of some organizations accepting donations and a few small businesses that are donating a portion of their sales or providing goods to help with the relief effort.
- NYC Service was founded in 2009. It “is dedicated to setting a new standard for how cities can tap the power of their people to tackle their most pressing challenges.”
- Thriive‘s list of organizations that may need support in the coming days as the Northeast recovers from Sandy
- Please, Give Blood (or platelets) if you are able.
- MTA Transit update alerts are at alert.mta.info
- Lion Brand Yarn Studio is hosting a Stitch for Sandy Event on Wednesday Nov. 14th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm. They will provide free Lion Brand yarn for people to knit or crochet hats, scarves, mittens, or gloves. Bring your own needles/hooks and additional supplies OR if you’d like to purchase them at the event, they will discount 20% off those supplies. You can also bring by your finished scarves, hats, gloves, mittens or blankets by the Lion Brand Yarn Studio between now and Nov. 16th. All donations will go to World Vision for Sandy victims.
- Webs in Northampton, Massachusetts is donating 5% of sales through November 10th to the Red Cross.
- Tara Swiger is donating $5 from every Holiday Sanity Kit to the Red Cross. And she provides a direct donation to disaster relief link if you’d rather do that.
- Lorna’s Laces is donating ALL proceeds from this $5 pattern packet of their four most popular sock patterns will be sent directly to Feeding America to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. On Monday, November 5th, they donated $2325! And will continue to make donations.
- Make It Better – A Craftalong for Sandy Relief