On October 29, Hurricane Sandy
struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast,
causing widespread flooding and
loss of power. Early estimates
suggest this storm could affect as
many as 60 million people in the
Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and cause
between $30 and $50 billion in damages.
There are a number of ways to support emergency relief efforts, including the following:
- The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states to help the people in the path of Hurricane Sandy. The Red Cross has already deployed workers, emergency response, and supplies in affected states.
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has established the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Fund support both immediate and longer-term recovery efforts. CDP will pool resources to strategically and efficiently to help communities recover.
- Save the Children has launched a campaign to support immediate relief efforts and provide for long-term recovery programs meeting the needs of children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- Food Banks in hard-hit areas are in need of financial support as they deal with increased demand for services.
Connecticut: Connecticut Foodbank
New Jersey: Community Food Bank of New Jersey
New York City: Food Bank for New York City
- Many local community foundations remain affected by the storm, but intend to establish disaster relief funds to support their communities. As these foundations get up and running again, The Seattle Foundation will provide information relating to their efforts. You can also visit the Council on Foundations' Disaster Center, where you can find information on how grantmakers are reacting to the disaster.
We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
If you would like additional information or would like to make a contribution through your Donor Advised Fund, please contact your philanthropic advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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