YES YOU CAN - Help those affected by Sandy

On these sites and blogs you can find a lot of information of how to help those in need: 
http://www.petergreenberg.com/2012/11/03/volunteer-opportunities-to-help-hurricane-sandy-victims-this-weekend/
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/sandy_storm_guide.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/30/us/iyw-how-to-help-after-sandy/index.html

* useful local NYC info http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2012b/pr392-12-static.html 
* getting help in NJ http://nj211.org/hurricane.cfm
How to apply for assistance http://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance
For those of you in need in need of assistance: 1-800-621-FEMA or the mobile app
 
SHELTERS
To find the nearest shelter visit app.redcross.org/nss-app

I have put some excerpts below - this info will be added to the Japan volunteer website later today.

NJ: 
emergency volunteer hotline.
 call  1-800-537-7397 or 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471.
 manual labor -  sign up at Interoccupy.net/occupysandynj/.
Other volunteer opportunities are available through volunteer site JersyCares.com, which lists numerous locations across the state where volunteers are needed
he Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has been established to raise funds and resources to help New Jersey families impacted by the devastation of the storm. Donations can be be online at www.SandyNJReliefFund.org or mail checks to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, PO Box 95, Mendham NJ 07945-0095. For more information e-mail: info@sandynjrelieffund.org

 NY 
 volunteers -
- sign up online with New York Cares,
- email New York City Hall at nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov

For people everywhere

To donate supplies,
 Feeding America  is collecting  food, water, and other goods to send to those in need after Sandy.
Newark’s Covenant House is caring for children evacuated from Atlantic City. It needs supplies (fuel, groceries, clothes, diapers) or donations. To assist, e-mail jscozzo@covenanthouse.org.

To help the pets affected by the hurricane, reach out the Humane Society which is raising funds for animal rescue

 Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
NYVOAD (NY Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster):
Church World Service chair@nyvoad.org
NJ  Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Community Food Bank of NJ c mccann@njfoodbank.org

 
To help those outside the US:
 more than 70 people have died in the Caribbean many in Haiti.  Operation USA and the International Medical Corps are helping people affected by Sandy in Haiti and Cuba. Operation USA is also providing aid to the East Coast.

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