Lend a hand.

Some good news over the weekend. Subways are mostly up, power is coming back, and a lot of people are back to work today. This is progress. However, we must not forget that there are thousands of your fellow New Yorkers who are cold, hungry and without shelter today. Here are just a few links in case you wish to donate or help out in any way you can.


  • The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund is actively seeking donations to benefit those effected and displaced by Hurricane Sandy.  In addition to accepting cash donations, they are also accepting donations at our offices located at 18 Hervey Street.  All donations will be given directly to Staten Islanders in need. Donate here.
  • WNYC has a great and continuously updated list of who needs what by borough as well as financial donation and volunteer information.
  • Occupy Wall Street is now shifting it’s focus to aid. They are actively helping the victims in Downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. They are looking for more volunteers.
  • Still no heat or hot water? NYSC has opened the doors to all their area clubs for people impacted by Sandy to shower and warm up.
  • The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator will be collecting non-perishable food items and coats for all victims of Hurricane Sandy in the neighborhoods of Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Seagate, Breezy Point, Belle Harbor, Rockaway and much of the south shore of Staten Island. Details here.
  • Restore Red Hook. Please consider making a donation to help Red Hook’s independent small businesses rebuild loved locations like Home/Made, The Good Fork, Sunny’s Bar, Fort Defiance, Bait and Tackle, The Ice House, various galleries, and more.
  • NY Daily News has organized a donation drive. Details here.
  • Citymeals on Wheels, while typically focused on elderly home-bound populations, is in high gear delivering food to those stranded without supplies in the wake of Sandy. Right now, they are most in need of volunteers.
  • RockawayHelp is a site dedicated to information on how to help the people in Rockaway who have been impacted by Sandy.
  • Pets need help, too! Here are post-Sandy resources for NYC pet owners.
  • And be sure to patronize restaurants that have pledged to donate proceeds to Sandy relief. Our friends at Eater.com put together a great list here.
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