Sandy Relief Resources
November 12, 2012
While the media has moved on, and daily life has resumed, there are thousands of families in New York and New Jersey still suffering tremendously in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. This is an epic and ongoing crisis of basic needs (warmth, shelter, food, water, diapers, baby formula/food, cleaning supplies) in a race against time with the winter months upon us. If you can help in any possible way from where you are, either by donating money or supplies, here are a few suggested resources for where to get started...
Please note: There have been situations where the Red Cross has brought supplies to Occupy Sandy distribution centers, as the Occupy volunteer network has demonstrated it's efficacy and dedication to reaching those in need.
SANDY RELIEF REGISTRIES AT AMAZON.COM:
*Please vet these registries before donating supplies. We have not yet vetted all 133 registries, please do your research before donating supplies.*
Read "Where FEMA Fell Short, Occupy Sandy Was There" by Alan Feuer/New York Times (11/9/12)
Read "When Good Intentions Aren't Enough: How to Improve Sandy Relief" by Deanna Zandt/Forbes.com (11/6/12)
Read "What Sandy Has Taught Us About Technology, Relief and Resilience" by Deanna Zandt/Forbes.com (11/10/12)
Watch "Devastation and Determination in Belle Harbor" with Scott Pelley/60 Minutes (11/11/12)
[Image courtesy of Occupy Sandy Relief NYC]