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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.

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The Humane Society of the United States is sending animal rescue teams to areas to help pets that were left behind or stranded during the storm. About 15 million dogs, 14 million cats, and 1.5 million horses were in Sandy's path, Reuters has reported, and it has been a challenge to find accommodations for those pets.

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The Humane Society is running two shelters and caring for more than 200 animals in the New York and New Jersey areas. The organization is also delivering pet food to shelters where families were able to keep their pets.

Online: Humane Society of the United States 

Phone: 301-258-8276

Mail: Make check payable to The HSUS and mail it to HSUS, Dept. HACEE121006001, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Donations made to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City will support immediate needs, including distribution centers in the city where people can get food, water, blankets, and hygiene supplies. One hundred percent of the funds will go to relief efforts and organizations. The fund will also go toward long-term restoration.

“At this point, these centers have more than they can really realistically distribute,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said during a press briefing Sunday. “If we need more, we can certainly put out another call for help, but what would be the most helpful is donations to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York, and then we’ll be able to use that money to help people get back on their feet.”

The Mayor’s Fund was established in 1994 to aid city programs and promote public-private initiatives to meet city development needs. 


Phone: 212-788-7794

Text: Donate $10 by text-messaging the word NYCFUND to 50555.

Mail: Make checks payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and send to 253 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10007 (in memo line: Hurricane Sandy Relief).

Salvation Army

Often partnering with the Red Cross in disaster relief, the Salvation Army also provides food and shelter assistance for displaced residents. Its mobile canteens feed first responders as well as survivors. They also hand out cleanup kits, hygiene kits, shower units, first-aid supplies, and communications support.

Serving hundreds of thousands of people in New York and New Jersey, the Salvation Army also provides emotional and spiritual care with on-the-scene counselors who are often ordained clergy.

The Salvation Army is currently working in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.


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