We wanted to reach out to our Need Mac Help clients and the greater New York City community with some information on aid organizations that are helping residents that have been impacted by the storm. If you are a NYC resident who has not been impacted by the storm, these links can also provide ways you can help locally.
Please feel free to contact us if you have recommendations of any local organizations that can help or use help.
NEW YORK CITY WIDE ORGANIZATIONS
- New York Cares – Ways to help with the relief efforts from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
- New York Blood Center – The storm has made the need for blood donations even greater. This link provides a list of donor center locations in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn.
- Food and Water Distribution Locations – Provided by NYC.gov.
- Interoccupy – List of citywide drop-off and volunteer locations.
ORGANIZATIONS BY BOROUGH:
- Volunteer at a Bronx Park – The Parks Dept. is looking for volunteers to help clean up the parks this weekend.
- World Vision – World Vision is an organization with a focus on children and families in need that is seeking help in cleaning out its Storehouse this weekend.
- Lower East Side Recovers
- CAAAV – Chinatown
- The Bowery Mission – Donate money to help The Bowery Mission provide shelter and food to homeless and displaced New Yorkers.
- Astoria Recovers – Lists of drop off locations where Astoria residents can donate food, water, batteries, cleaning supplies for the Rockaways
- Powhatan Democratic Club in Astoria is also accepting donations this weekend. Donate:
Blankets, shirts, socks, sweaters, jackets, sneakers
Non-Perishable Food (such as Canned Soup, Canned Food)Drop-off location:
Powhatan Democratic Club
41-05 Newtown Road, Astoria
Friday night 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Occupy Sandy – Rockaways: Drop-off Locations, Needs and Volunteer Info
- Staten Island Recovers
- Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Donate to their clean-up and restoration efforts.
NEW JERSEY ORGANIZATIONS:
- Community Blood Services – New Jersey Blood Bank
- NJ 2-1-1 – Hurricane Sandy response and recovery information. Scroll to the bottom for volunteer information.