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A view of storm damage over the Atlantic Coast from the helicopter as President Obama and Governor Christie view the damage in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012.
Superstorm Sandy left many along the East Coast without homes, power, food, and clothes. (Read about how the New York-based staff at This Old House was affected.) If you would like to help—or if you are in need of assistance—here is a partial a list of recovery and volunteer resources (we will continue to add to this as the days go on). Many of these groups are recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as places where people can donate or pitch in time responsibly.

American Red Cross Sandy Disaster Relief
AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund
United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund
Occupy Sandy Goods Donation Registry on

New Jersey
• FEMA: Federal Aid Programs for Disaster Recovery

Local Government
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Office of the Governor

Foodbanks and Shelters
Red Cross Shelter Info
Occupy Sandy Relief for New Jersey

Giving Donations
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
NJ Foodbank Secure Server

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November 2, 2012: Volunteers deliver water and ready-to-eat meals to needy residents of the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn where they have no water or electricity due to Superstorm Sandy.
New York City and State
• FEMA: Declaration & Federal Aid Programs for Disaster Recovery
Office of the Governor
The Office of the Mayor
The City of New York
NYC Service: Information on volunteering and making donations in the New York City area.
Volunteering opportunities listed via Google Maps

Food and Shelter Resources
Occupy Sandy Relief
Food and Water Distribution Locations
• Public places to find power, WiFi, more in affected areas.
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