There are many organizations offering volunteer opportunities to help New York’ers recover from Super Storm Sandy. Below are a few organizations that members have already been volunteering with. JETAANY will be organizing a group volunteer event with NY Cares but in the mean time check out the below organizations.
New York Cares – http://www.nycares.org/
Register with New York Cares and sign up as an individual for projects around the city. New opportunities are announced daily!! New York Cares is also ramping up their annual coat drive to help victims of the storm stay warm this winter. Or, donate to the organization and support their operations across the city.
IsraAID – https://www.facebook.com/israaid
IsraAID is one of the organizations that went to Japan and has been helping them rebuild Tohoku since 3/15/2011. Now they are involved in providing emergency relief and assistance to the victims of Hurricane sandy.
Occupy Sandy – http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/
A grass roots, rough and ready volunteer effort that has sprung up in the affected areas. Volunteer at one of their “hubs” to directly impact devastated neighborhoods in NYC.
Marathon of Relief (MORE) – http://www.nycmore2012.org/
A relief effort that began with the athletes and runners of the NYC marathon, this organization brings volunteers together to help victims of devastated neighborhoods in Staten Island and Queens. For some of their projects, there’s no need to register. All you have to do is add a comment to MORE Facebook page that starts with “I’m with NYC MORE 2012 and I’m doing this!”
Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org/sandy
If you don’t have time to volunteer, but still want to help the recovery, you can also donate to the Red Cross or any of the other organizations mentioned above to aid their efforts to provide relief for those most affected by the storm.