Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources

A few hours ago, Finitor posted this raw video he shot on Staten Island yesterday with an iPhone 5. No audio mixing, no post-processing. Its soundtrack is eerily beautiful, and, in the context of current events, more than a little sad.

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Finitor writes: “There’s this unfinished building on Staten Island’s east shore, intended to eventually house an indoor track. When the wind blows strong, the metal strutwork and roof skin resonate to create this haunting music, like something one of those austere [Finnic] composers like Arvo Pärt would produce with a full chamber orchestra. …The building looks over the worst storm-hit parts of SI, and the keening is kind of a soundtrack to the ruin.”

Oof.

Needless to say, it’s been an incalculably stressful and difficult week for millions of people directly affected by Hurricane Sandy. This is just a series of “How You Can Help” links cobbled together from various trusted sources around the web. Please, by all means, add more in comments if you like.

East Coast and Caribbean comrades, we’re all sending lots of love and warm, dry vibes your way. Please let us know how we can help. Hang in there.

Via MATTHEW BORGATTI and JHAYNE HOLMES:

  • Feeding America says that it is working to distribute some thousands of pounds of emergency food to hurricane victims. To donate, you can call 1-800-910-5524 or visit them online here.
  • Medicine is also needed, and AmeriCares is working to provide what is needed by those impacted by the storms. Donate here.
  • World Vision is distributing flood cleanup kits and personal hygiene items. Donate to them here.
  • Save the Children is also out there trying to help relieve families affected by the hurricane. Donate here.
  •  Samaritan’s Purse needs volunteers. For information how to volunteer, click here.
  • Hope for New York needs both volunteers and donations. 

If you’re in New Jersey and want to volunteer to help clean up, there is more information available here.

Here is another article on How to Help in the Aftermath, as well as another list of helpful organizations that need support.


NonsenseNYC has also collected together a fine list of people and projects that require aid, many that need actual labour, “not your donations or clicks”. Their latest newsletter began with, “The most important thing to understanding what’s going on is to actually go to the areas that need attention. People who need help will not always ask for it, or be able to ask for it. This is a do-it-yourself guide: call or internet if you can, but ultimately just go.”

Here are some of their suggestions…

  • Red Hook: Volunteers needed to cook food and coordinate aid. Come anytime from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and bring something to share. 767 Hicks Street, Brooklyn.Contact: Paulie Anne Duke, paulieanneduke]at]gmail.com. 
  • Coney Island:  Coney Island USA’s flooded building needs help. They’re looking for people with dehumidifiers, fans, squeegees, mops, mop buckets, household heavy duty rubber gloves, respirators, paper towels, cleaning cloths, brooms, bleach, disinfectant. They’ll be accepting donations from noon – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They also need people to help with clean up. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, corner of West 12th Street, Brooklyn. Contact: @ConeyIslandFun
  • The Rockaways: Help the clean up effort in Rockaway, where houses were completely devastated by Sandy. Contact: Zack Tucker: 201 320 0226. Also:  95-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens, near Beach 96th Street. Clean and serve food. Contact: Bobby at 718 772 3803.
  • Lower East Side: The Henry Street Settlement has received an 18-wheeler of meals and donations. They need vehicles, bikes, and humans to help distribute: 265 Henry Street. Also: Some volunteers are going to set up an aid station at ABC No Rio (food and a portable generator for people to charge cell phones) today starting at 10a. 156 Rivington Street between Clinton and Suffolk. Also: GOLES needs help: 169 Avenue B, between 10th and 11th streets, goles.org.
  • Chinatown: A strong community effort is happening over at CAAAV, a Chinatown-based community organizing group located at 46 Hester Street, between Essex and Ludlow. They are looking for volunteers. 212 473 6485.
  • Citywide: The Red Cross needs volunteers who are able to lift 50 pounds and are comfortable working in stressful situations. Contact: staffing (at) nyredcross.org.Also: New York City Public Advocate’s Office needs volunteers. Sign up here to help.

Social Media: 


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You can also follow the relief effort as it’s documented across Tumblr.

NYC LINKS VIA KATE BLACK:
  • Our city’s ONLY homeless shelter dedicated to queer youth was completely decimated. People can donate there.
  • Red Hook Initiative has been meeting the needs of residents in Red Hook.
  • @OccupySandy has been effective & resourceful at meeting needs in NYC.
  • @nycfoodtruck has sent out free food and meals to affected areas. 666 Burger isn’t part of that group of food trucks, but an eyewear company sponsored them to buy food to distribute in the Rockaways.
Please, see below for Superstorm Sandy recovery information.  Art-specific resources are listed first, followed by non-art specific emergency resources listed by state.
ART-SPECIFIC SANDY RECOVERY RESOURCES VIA THE NYFA:
POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER
Deeply concerned for the welfare of artists affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is currently accepting emergency requests for grants to professional visual artists, which will be expedited under the Foundation’s guidelines. Artists are encouraged to visit our Foundation’s website, www.pkf.org   where we have an online application. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Foundation by telephone (212-517-5400) or fax (212-288-2836).  All requests will be promptly addressed. A completed application form, cover letter, exhibition history and ten images of your work (jpegs or photos of work will be accepted) will be needed to be considered for our emergency grants.

JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION:
“If you are – or know of – a visual artist who has been affected by [Hurricane Sandy] please contact us. The Foundation has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters… We know that communication for many is very limited now, but our staff can be reached by email at: info@joanmitchellfoundation.org.”

HURRICANE SANDY – ARTISTS’ RELIEF EXCHANGE

The primary purpose is to assist artists who have had a career threatening emergency, but also serves artists who are just starting out and artists who need resources to take the next step in their careers.
FREE LOST OF DAMAGED ART CONSULTATIONS
New York State-based visual artists and arts nonprofits who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can contact the Law Office of Sergio Munoz Sarmiento for questions pertaining to an artist’s lost or damaged artworks — whether it was in their studio, home, gallery, or museum — and also calls pertaining to any damages to their studios or living areas. Arts nonprofits are also welcome to call with similar questions pertaining to lost or damaged artwork or other operational questions.
http://artlawoffice.com/2012/11/ny-artists-legal-information/ 

POST-SANDY ART RECOVERY 

ArtsReady has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for conserving artwork, post-storm. Review links to find information about stabilizing works, repairing damage, and contacting relevant organizations for assistance.
ARTSREADY
Information about art recovery resources and emergency grants.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC WORKS COLLECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (AIC-CERT)
AIC-CERT can aid any institution, organization, collectors, or artists who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Resources and information on disaster recovery and salvage can be found on the AIC website at www.conservation-us.org/disaster.
  • Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.
  • Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.
  • They can also be reached via email – info@conservation-us.org
POST-STORM ART RECOVERY / CONSERVATION

  • Conservation OnLine: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/nps/npsafter.html
  • Studio Protector: http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide/Salvage.aspx
  • American Institute for Conservation: http://www.conservation-us.org/disaster
  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training:
  • http://ncptt.nps.gov/wet-recovery/
  • Heritage Preservation: http://www.heritagepreservation.org/PROGRAMS/TASKFER.HTM
  • Craft Emergency Relief Fund: http://craftemergency.org/emergency-response
  • Arts Ready: https://www.artsready.org/page/useful_links
  • National Document Conservation Center: http://www.nedcc.org/disaster/disaster.php (Hotline: +1.978.470.1010)
  • MoMA consortium on conserving works released this document on emergency handling of artwork damaged by flooding.
  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
    Water damage recovery http://ncptt.nps.gov/wet-recovery/

http://www.lmcc.net/cooler/dedicated/2012/2012.11.hurricane_sandy.html

CHRISTIE’S REACHES OUT TO DOWNTOWN ARTISTS/GALLERIES
Christie’s is arranging space for artists to use their laptops and charge their phones, and may be able to assist galleries with storage space for their art. Those interested, please call (212) 468-7177.
CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (CERF)
relief@craftemergency.org, 802-229-2306
  • RAPID RELIEF: EMERGENCY GRANTS  – CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $3,000. The maximum potential Emerging Professional Craft Artist Emergency Grant is $2,000. CERF+ loans and other CERF+ grants are not available to those qualifying for this grant program.
  • CAREER RECOVERY: EMERGENCY RECOVERY LOAN – CERF+’s Emergency Recovery Loan is used by an eligible craft artist to re-establish, improve, or possibly expand his/her work capacity after an emergency. The maximum potential Emergency Recovery Loan is $8,000. No interest is charged and loans must be repaid within five years. To be considered for an Emergency Recovery Loan, applicants must answer all applicable application questions, provide a cash flow projection statement for the next 12 months as well a short, loan-related business plan.
NEW YORK CITY ASSISTANCE
ACTORS FUND NY OFFICE SERVICES TO THOSE AFFECTED BY SANDY:
If your home or apartment was damaged in the storm and you don’t know who to contact for help; if you are without work or between gigs and have no steady income; if you are without medical insurance and in need of medical care; or if you simply are at risk with no friends or family to go to for emergency financial help – the entertainment and performing arts community can continue to reach out to us for assistance.
For Emergency Financial Assistance:
The Actors Fund – Call these temporary NYC office numbers at:
• 917.281.5936 – Main Number
• 917.281.5917 – Social Services
• 917.281.5913 – Social Services
• 212.621.7780 – Nights/Weekend Emergency Number
• Alternately, you can send us a Direct Message on Twitter (@TheActorsFund) or a private message via Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheActorsFund) – all communication (including via DM and Private Message) is confidential. We’re checking our social networks regularly, and will relay your message to our social work staff to help get you the help you need.
MEDICAL SERVICES
The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic in NYC is open and operational! To find out about eligibility or to make an appointment, call 212.489.1939.
NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB OFFERS FREE SHOWERS AND OTHER SERVICES TO SANDY VICTIMS
All of our clubs are opening their doors to Hurricane Sandy victims allowing full use of our facilities. If you need to take a hot shower, charge your cell phone, or recharge your body with a stress-reducing workout, our club is your club. All we ask is that nonmembers bring a towel.
FREE WIFI
FREE PHONE CHARGING
FREE phone charging in front of the Ace Hotel on 29th and Broadway. Also YOTEL on 42nd and 10th is offering their common areas for FREE wifi and to charge your phones and computers.
Time Warner is deploying mobile wi-fi hotspots and recharging stations in Lower Manhattan. Follow @TWCable_NYC to learn location of the vehicles, which’ll make extended stops in Chinatown, Flatiron district and West Village.
FREE DRY AND WET ICE IN NYC AND WESTCHESTER
Con Edison will distribute both dry and wet ice at six locations to customers without power due to superstorm Sandy.
FREE FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS
A list of NYC food and water distribution locations. Check regularly for updates and the weekend schedule.
FREE WiFI, COFFEE & POWER TO CHARGE MOBILE DEVICES
Roger Smith Hotel has opened their lobby to people in need of power and comfort.
501 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10017
Direct 212.755.1400 | Toll Free 800.445.0277
For Twitter updates about their free Sandy services - https://twitter.com/RSHotel
YOGA TO THE PEOPLE OFFERS SHOWERS AND MOBILE DEVICE CHARGING
Yoga to the People is open at the 27th Street studio to those who need a hot shower or to charge their phone! They should bring their phone charger and a towel and come within the 1/2 hour before or after any class (classes at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, and 7pm).
POST-SANDY FREE WORKSPACES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Need a desk, power or internet? Here is a list of offices and coworking spaces that are open for business and ready to help!
  • Free desks are available through the Coalition for Queens at 47-40 21 Street until Sunday, November 4th. Contact david@coalitionforqueens.org for more information. http://www.coalitionforqueens.org/
  • Free desks are available through the Sunshine Bronx business incubator located at 890 Garrison Ave until Monday, November 12th. http://bronx.sunshineny.com/
  • Short-term “swing” office space at Brooklyn Army Terminal available free of charge for the next 30 days. Contact Doug Roberts at (212) 312-3876 or droberts@nycedc.com. ?
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation: For any business temporarily displaced, NYCEDC may have short-term “swing” office or storage space: information at www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness.
NEW YORK STATE EMEGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE
(518) 292-2275
HURRICANE SAND HELPLINE FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
1-888-769-7243 / 1-518-485-1159
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Lists information about post-Sandy recovery resources
LIST OF EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR HURRICANE SANDY
CURRENT OPEN RED CROSS SHELTERS
NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
GoCHARGE
goCharge is the world´s leader of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks. The company is offering free cell phone charging stations at bars north of 39th Street in the borough.
NYC 3-1-1
For up-to-date information about disaster recovery assistance information and to report non-emergency issues.
NYC SEVERE WEATHER
Report storm damage
FOOD & MEAL DISTRIBUTION ON LONG ISLAND
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS FOR FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR NYC & LONG ISLAND
The New York City Office of Emergency Management released an additional list of places in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens where residents will be able to pick up both food and water. Each of the locations listed below will open at 1 p.m. Friday.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/01/nyc-announces-locations-for-food-and-water-distribution/

FOR ARTISTS LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE OR REHEARSAL SPACES IN NEW YORK

NYC Performing Arts Space is a website geared towards performers in dance, theater and music, who are in need of a venue to rehearse, teach a private class or perform.

NEW YORK CITY’S PUBLIC ADVOCATE
After the Storm: A Guide for New Yorkers
http://advocate.nyc.gov/storm

HURRICANE SANDY: THE LOWER EAST SIDE RECOVERS
This site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by community organizations on the ground in the Lower East Side.
https://lowereastside.recovers.org/

WNYC Transit Tracker
The latest info on transportation outages around New York and New Jersey, updated by WNYC.
http://project.wnyc.org/transit-tracker/embed.html

STATEN ISLAND RESOURCES
  • Rick’s Cafe, 695 Bay St., Clifton, is offering free, hot food to residents without power or displaced from the storm on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m
  • Worship & Praise Community Church, 11 Olympia Blvd., South Beach, is distributing hot coffee, juice, sandwiches, soup, canned food and baby food. They’re seeking donations of blankets, pillows, sweaters, shoes, baby diapers, baby formula and more. They also have free Wifi and places to charge cell phones available.
  • Canlon’s Restaurant, 1825 North Railroad Ave., in Oakwood is open and willing to help any neighbors in need of power to charge their phones or laptops. His ice machines are working, too, for those who need ice.
  • Ariana’s Grand & The Loft at Ariana’s Grand open its unfinished 3rd location to help hurricane victims at 192 Ebbitts Street. Owner & Chef Frank DiMattina and family will provide fresh hot meals as well as collect clothing, blankets, baby food, diapers, non-perishable foods and any other items for those in need. Donations can be made at the site from 10 a.m. Food will start serving at 12 p.m.
  • Arena Restaurant, 4916 Arthur Kill Rd., Tottenville, is accepting donations and distributing hot food. “We will be distributing items to anyone who needs them — clothing, blankets, bottled water and more,” said Ralph Mattioli, Arena general manager. “People can come in to charge their iPones and iPads. We will also fill your cooler up for free with ice.”
RED HOOK NYC RECOVERS
community-powered disaster recovery
This is a recovery organizing site for New York’s Red Hook neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that allows people to offer/request assistance and volunteer.
https://redhook.recovers.org/

NYC OEM – Notify NYC Twitter

New York City’s official emergency notification system. Read NYC’s Customer Use Policynyc.gov/socialmediapolicy .

NORTH CAROLINA ASSISTANCE
NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGMENT
(919) 733-3867
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Disaster and Recovery Resources
PENNSYLVANIA ASSISTANCE
PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
(717) 651-2001
FREE ICE AND WATER DISTRIBUTION
PPL Electric Utilities has made arrangements with a number of stores to provide free ice and water to customers without power.
PENNSYLVANIA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Disaster Recovery Brochure
PENNSYLVANIA HURRICANE SANDY FACT SHEET
List resources information about transit, shelters, important hotline numbers and other up-to-date information to keep Pennsylvania residents informed about post-Sandy recovery.
MAP: HURRICANE SANDY SHELTERS
A map and list of shelters for those residing throughout Pennsylvania
PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES OFFERING FREE WATER AND ICE
Customers of PPL Electric Utilities who are still experiencing a power outage due to Hurricane Sandy may receive up to three 10-pound bags of ice and three gallons of water daily.
Philadelphia OEM
@PhilaOEM
The official Twitter account of the City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Philadelphia, PA ·
RHODE ISLAND ASSISTANCE
RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: (401) 946-9996
RHODE ISLAND SPECIAL NEEDS EMERGENCY REGISTRY
For people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and special healthcare needs
RHODE ISLAND DIVISION OF INSURANCE
Regulation Legal Information
VIRGINIA ASSISTANCE
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: (804) 897-6500
VIRGINIA BUREAU OF INSURANCE
WEST VIRGINIA ASSISTANCE
WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: 304-558-5380
Shelters
Office of the Governor
(304) 558-2000 or 1-888-438-2731
PHONE SERVICE AND CHARGING STATIONS
Due to high winds (and significant snowfall) related to Superstorm Sandy, many people throughout West Virginia are currently without power. To assist customers in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is offering charging stations for those needing to charge the battery on their wireless device. They will also provide coffee and hot chocolate to recharge themselves. Customers will be able to charge their devices this week.
WV.gov
@wvgov
The Official Website of the State of West Virginia
The State of West Virginia · http://www.wv.gov
GENERAL DISASTER RESOURCES
2-1-1
Call 2-1-1 to be connected with community services in your area, providing services like food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance and physical and mental health resources.
American Institute for Conservation Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT)
The mission of AIC-CERT is to respond to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors and the public. AIC, the national association of conservation professionals is offering free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations.
Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.
Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.
ArtsReady
A web-based tool designed to help arts organizations be more resilient following a minor disruption to business or a major crisis. It is an initiative by South Arts (http://www.southarts.org) who also manages a blog on the ArtsReady site, which is used to deliver status reports, requests for information, and help on behalf of organizations that may be affected.http://www.artsready.org/
CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources) 
CERF+ emergency relief assistance, provides small grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment, to professional craft artists who have experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency.
For more information about CERF+’s emergency relief assistance for professional craft artists, please contact:
relief@craftemergency.org
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Information on disaster unemployment assistance, which provides unemployment benefits to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/unemployment/g/disasterunemployment.htm

Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program
The Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program provides replacement benefits for regular food stamp recipients who lose food in a disaster and extends benefits to many households which would not ordinarily be eligible but suddenly need food assistance. The benefits are delivered via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, which can expedite and mainstream the relief process for victims.
Disaster Recovery and Assistance
The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by a hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.
National Park Service: Conserve O Grams
The National Park Service’s Museum Management Program publishes this series of short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects. Included are extensive instructions for salvaging a variety of objects from water damage, fire, exposure and other hazards, and creating an emergency operation plan.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
National VOAD is a leader and voice for the nonprofit organizations and volunteers that work in all phases of disaster—preparedness, response, relief, recovery, and mitigation. National VOAD is the primary point of contact for voluntary organization in the National Response Coordination Center (at FEMA headquarters) and is a signatory to the National Response Plan.
Safety Tips
Residents beginning clean-up work should exercise great caution when entering damaged buildings. Never re-enter until the structure has been inspected and deemed safe by a qualified person. Be sure electric and gas have been shut off or disconnected.
These and other safety tips on returning to your damaged home can be found at: http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/return.shtm
Studio Protector 
The Studio Protector is an information toolkit to help artists be disaster ready and disaster resilient. It is a self-help resource, geared for artists at all career levels–from students to emerging and established professionals. Working artists have been involved in every step of the design and testing of this toolkit. While there are many other resources for emergency preparedness, the Studio Protector focuses on information that is relevant to artists and the realities of the studio environment.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters & Emergencies
HHS has a page of links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies. Click on ‘Disaster Relief’ to find organizations offering aid in times of emergency.
United Way
The United Way provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.

VIA THE HUFFINGTON POST:

Direct Relief
Direct Relief has placed seven hurricane preparedness packs in the Caribbean, each containing medicine and supplies to treat a variety of traumatic and chronic conditions that can support 5,000 people for a month. Packs have also been placed along the U.S. East Coast including 300 clinical partners along the storm’s projected path. Direct Relief works with 70 countries to provide disaster relief and preparedness during the most critical hours after a natural disaster. Learn more here.

Save The Children
Save The Children provides child-friendly space kits, including diapers and hygiene items. The organization also maintains a U.S. Emergencies Fund, that allow for disaster planning, emergency preparedness, response and recovery work and psychological support. Save the Children says it’s committed to the same level of support for the impending storm. Learn more here.

Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon, which utilizes the skills of military veterans to assist in responding to and recovering from natural disasters, has teams of highly skilled military veterans working with local authorities preparing to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in communities from Washington, D.C., to Boston. In New York City, Team Rubicon veterans are assisting the city’s mobile assessment teams as well as coordinating joint operations in the city’s Emergency Operations Center. This not only provides a skilled and motivated work force, but provides a new mission for America’s veterans, allowing them to continue to serve here at home and abroad. Learn morehere.

International Medical Corps
With Haiti under a state of emergency, the International Medical Corps has teams in place with emergency kits, fuel and flashlights and mobile medical units on standby. In 2010 the International Medical Corps had teams on the ground treating within 22 hours after the earthquake. Since then it has established cholera treatment, primary health care, water and sanitation, and disaster preparedness programs. Learn morehere.

Relief Organizations From HuffPost Impact’s Partner Interaction:ADRA International is helping communities in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, distributing blankets and providing food and water to affected families. In the United States, ADRA is working with local partners to assess what is needed.

All Hands Volunteers is assessing the damage done to the Northeastern states by Hurricane Sandy, and will then launch a volunteer project to most effectively meet local needs.

American Jewish World Service is providing assistance for communities in Haiti.

Brother’s Brother Foundation, working with partners in Haiti, Jamaica and the United Sates, is sending requested supplies and assistance. Four tractor trailer loads of assistance will arrive in the New York City area.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is providing shelter, food, and other emergency relief to the New York and New Jersey areas.

CARE is delivering emergency clean water and hygiene supplies to the worst-affected communities in Haiti.

Catholic Relief Services is providing assistance for communities in Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica.

Church World Service is responding in Haiti and United States with care kits, blankets, and long-term recovery assistance.

Convey of Hope is responding across the region distributing pre-positioned truckloads of food, water and emergency supplies. We are following up those pre-positioned supplies with additional truckloads of food, water and cleaning supplies, along with mobilizing volunteers across the area to assist in distribution.

Episcopal Relief & Development will support its partners in the Caribbean and U.S. as they respond to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Food For The Poor is responding to hard-hit areas in Jamaica and Haiti. Emergency shipments of first aid kits, bottled water, newborn kits, hygiene and cleaning kits and disaster blankets have also been sent.

GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund is supporting local and international partners’ relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean and the United States.

Global Links is helping affected communities in Cuba.

Good360 is working with partner organizations to help people in the U.S. affected by the storm.

Handicap International continues to work in Haiti and Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Heart to Heart International is helping people in Haiti and the U.S.

International Emergency and Development Aid distributed over 600 tarps to 300 families in Haiti.

International Orthodox Christian Charities has deployed members of its Emergency Response Network “Frontliners” to provide trauma counseling to survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

International Rescue Committee is distributing emergency supplies, repairing latrines and scaling up cholera prevention activities in Haiti.

Lions Clubs International Foundation has issued a $100,000 Major Catastrophe Grant, in addition to making emergency grants available for Lions to provide relief in hard-hit areas.

Mennonite Central Committee response is being planned with Haitian partner organizations and will include distribution of relief kits sent earlier in anticipation of the hurricane season.

Operation Blessing International is on the ground in New Jersey assessing the damage, setting up mobile kitchens, removing debris, and transporting emergency relief supplies. The organization is also responding in Haiti.

AID FOR ANIMALS, VIA WORLDVETS/ VETSTREET:

Lost and Found (all affected areas): A Facebook group called “Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets” is trying to facilitate reunions of pets and their owners by giving people a place to share photos and information. It already has more than 7,200 likes. Many of the pets disappeared when doors or gates blew open in the high winds, or when they slipped out of their collars.

Left-Behind Pets (NY): For New York City evacuees who need to report pets who were left at home during the storm, call the city’s hotline at 347-573-1561.

Pet-Friendly Shelters (all affected areas): You can find listings of pet-friendly shelters fromGlobal Animal and the Examiner.

Volunteer at a Shelter (all affected areas): Inundated with displaced animals and with facilities that suffered the effects of the storm too, many shelters could use a few extra hands. Petfinder has rounded up shelters in need of assistance, or you can search for one near you that you can call to ask if they need help by using the ASPCA’s find a shelter tool.

Join a Team (all affected areas): The ASPCA is looking for more members for its First Responders team. If you’re interested in joining, email Gina.Manke@aspca.org.

Stay Up to Date on Twitter (all affected areas): The Twitter hashtag #sandypets is curating tweets from shelters and rescue organizations about how volunteers can help.

Spread the Word (PA): The Red Paw Relief Team, which works in conjunction with the Red Cross, is on the scene in Philadelphia and sharing information about the displaced pets they’re helping on their Facebook page.

Donate (MD): Some groups have expressed a dire need, such as the Baltimore Humane Society, where power had been out for days, leaving animals cold and in the dark. In addition, their pet food and cat litter delivery has been canceled for the week. The group has several needs, including donations of food, time and money. You can donate here and find out more information on their web site.

Donate (NJ): The Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, N.J., is in a similar situation, without power or deliveries. They will be collecting food and cat litter donations on Thursday.

Donate (all affected areas): Text ANIMALS to 20222 to donate $10 to Humane Society Disaster Relief Fund or text PREVENT to 25383 to donate $10 to help the ASPCA’s animal rescue efforts.

Donate (all affected areas)PetSmart Charities, which is funded by donations, plans to distribute supplies to animal welfare organizations across the northeastern U.S. through a temporary distribution center, and expects to provide relief to 3,000 to 6,000 pets in need. You can support the program by making a donation online or calling 1-800-423-PETS.

Donate (all affected areas): Petco is running its annual National Pet Food Drive now through Nov. 11. Its program allows individual stores to choose where the food is most needed.

Donate (all affected areas): The American Humane Society’s 82-foot Red Star Rescue Rig, a mobile command center, was sent to New Jersey from its base in Pennsylvania to help animals in need. You can donate to their efforts through their web site.

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