Friday, November 2, 2012

*UPDATED* hurricane sandy

What a mess! What a mess, I tell you. New York City and the tri-state area got rocked earlier this week. As residents of New York City, we at goodiegoodie are amazed and awed at the outpouring of support from our own community and beyond with all of the offers of money, donations, and, most poignantly, people wanting to volunteer. It's a testament to who we can be as a city and a country if we stand up for one another. There are SO many ways you can help the people on the East Coast get back up on their feet - either by getting out and giving a hand or from the comfort of your desk or living room.

Occupy Sandy Relief
Occupy Sandy is a community-based, coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. They are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street,, and
"Like" Occupy Sandy Relief on Facebook and follow on Twitter @OccupySandy for regular updates.

Staten Island Recovers
This is a recovery organizing site for Staten Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at Occupy NYC and community organizations on the ground.
* Staten Island was one of the hardest hit areas in NYC. 19 23 of the 40 casualties from New York City were in Staten Island. Hundreds of people are now homeless and aid is having difficulty reaching the people in this outer borough.

NYC Service
Everybody has something to offer. Use your time, passion, skills and willingness to help all New Yorkers in need following Hurricane Sandy. Find out how to donate to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City or how to volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The New Jersey Community Food Bank
The New Jersey Community Food Bank, which fights hunger and poverty by distributing food and groceries, is seeking donations as they respond to Hurricane Sandy. You can donate directly through the website or text “FEEDNJ” to 80888 to donate $10.

The ASPCA will assist and rescue the thousands of animals affected by Hurricane Sandy.

It's not just the East Coast of the United States that got rocked by Sandy. Let us not forget the people who were affected when she began her trek northward in places like Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. Here is what you can do to help the hurricane-ravaged people outside our borders.

International Rescue Committee in Haiti
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the IRC is providing emergency assistance to thousands of  homeless earthquake survivors who endured the storm in deluged camps.
Heifer International's Disaster Rehabilitation FundHeifer International created its Disaster Rehabilitation Fund—a pool of money that can be accessed by country offices affected by disasters that exceed their ability to cope. The fund provides resources for an appropriate initial response to the disaster, but more important, to begin planning for the longer-term recovery that reflects Heifer’s model.

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