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How can you donate to Sandy relief? Here are 9 organizations.

Use this donation information for organizations on-the-scene in New Jersey, New York, and other areas devastated by superstorm Sandy.

By Correspondent / November 5, 2012

Volunteers sort through piles of donated clothes, food, and other items for Sandy victims at a FEMA and American Red Cross aid and disaster-relief station in the hard-hit Staten Island section of New York City on Nov. 2.

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People across the United States are donating money, supplies, and time to help people affected by hurricane Sandy. Relief efforts have been complicated by damage to infrastructure in communities along the Eastern Seaboard. But first responders and relief organizations are attempting to provide food, shelter, and other services to people who have been displaced by the superstorm.

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Here is a list of organizations on-the-scene in New Jersey, New York, and other devastated areas.

American Red Cross

Local officials and residents have criticized the American Red Cross for not responding fast enough in the immediate aftermath of Sandy. The Red Cross pulled supplies out of New York City before the storm hit, to avoid damage to the supplies. The organization then had trouble getting back into the hard-hit areas because of traffic and fuel shortages.

The nation’s largest private disaster-relief agency is now operating shelters and mobile kitchens, making supply deliveries, and offering other services to the affected areas.

Donations to the Red Cross have already reached $85 million after support from the National Football League and a televised benefit concert.


Phone: 800-RED CROSS (733-2767)

Text: Donate $10 by text-messaging the word REDCROSS to 90999.

Mail: Fill out a donation form (PDF available online) and send to American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.

Brooklyn Community Foundation

The Brooklyn Community Foundation will administer donations made through the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, which will support community organizations providing relief to residents of this New York borough. A partnership of the Brooklyn Borough President's Office and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the aid will target hard-hit communities such as Red Hook, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay, reported the New York Post.


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