Superstorm Sandy: How Can You Help?

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can donate to relief funds or volunteer to help rebuild areas of New York City, please visit www.nycservice.org.

You may also make a monetary donation to the United Way Regional Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund by visiting UWSandyRecovery.org or make a $10 donation by texting RECOVERY to 52000.

Several New York City and Long Island, NY food banks are accepting food and monetary donations as well as volunteers.  More information is below.

City Harvest: Donations can be made online at http://www.cityharvest.org/donate-funds/ or over the phone at 646-412-0643 between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. To make a food donation, please contact: Racine Rodriguez at 347-443-8413 or rrodriguez@cityharvest.org.

Food Bank of NYC: They are seeking volunteers at their warehouse located at Hunts Point Cooperative Market, 355 Food Center Drive Bronx, NY 10474. Their phone is 718-991-4300.

Island Harvest: The following items are needed: bottled water, Vitamin Water, healthy snack bars, peanut butter, crackers, pop-top food cans such as tuna and chili. If you would like to donate, please call the Emergency Food Collections Center at 631-873-4775. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays before 3:00 pm at Hauppauge Warehouse, 40 Marcus Blvd, Hauppauge. You can also call the Emergency Food Collections Center at 631-873-4775.

Long Island Cares: They are accepting donations at The Harry Chapin Food Bank, 10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way), Hauppauge, NY 11788-2039. You can also call 631-582-FOOD or email info@licares.org.

Sustainable Long Island: You can make a donation at http://sustainableli.org/ or by calling 516-873-0230.

Stayed tuned for more updates on how you can help those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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