Like so many east coast communities, the team at Charity Fundraising was right in the heart of Hurricane Sandy’s path in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Thankfully, we are all ok and are beginning the process of rebuilding the homes and businesses of our friends and neighbors.
But in the midst of so much destruction, negativity and at times hopelessness, we wanted to take a moment and share some of the positive stories about how people are coming together to help their neighbors and strangers in need. Michael Gordon, Fundraising Specialist at Charity Fundraising comments, “The outpouring of support and the relief efforts to clean up after Sandy has been overwhelming. I am proud to be a part of the efforts to rebuild the lives of those who lost so much and have been blessed by those that have helped me through this difficult time.”
Relief efforts come in all forms and there is a way for each and every American to help with the cleanup. Financial contributions, donations of food, clothing and medical supplies and even hands-on labor are all necessities when it comes to rebuilding communities and lives ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Resources to Contribute Financially
- The American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund: www.redcross.org
- The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund: www.sandynjrelieffund.org
Donate Clothes, Food and Medical Supplies
- Feeding America accepts donations of food, water and clothes. To donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 800-910-5524.
- AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.americares.org.
- World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org.
To Donate Your Time
- The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmyusa.org
- Samaritan’s Purse: www.samaritanspurse.org
Phillip Ryan, Director of Media Relations for Charity Fundraising shares his thoughts on the relief efforts, “It has been amazing to see the efforts of citizens from all over the U.S. assist with the cleanup. From the Hurricane Sandy Benefit concert that drew $23 million in pledges to the New York City Restaurant owner Michael Sinensky transporting more than 100 construction workers, volunteers and supplies on his own, everyone is doing all they can to rebuild and restore hope to a devastated east coast.”
We hope that we’ve provided you with some options to help those in need and you consider how you might be able to help with the relief efforts and cleanup of Hurricane Sandy. The team at Charity Fundraising and the citizens of the east coast extend our most heartfelt thanks for all you are doing to make us stronger.