Hurricane Sally isn’t over yet, and there are already reports of the Frankenstorm leaving an estimated $50 billion in damages in its wake. How this will translate exactly at the ground level is still unclear; all that is certain is that every little bit helps in times like these.
For those who are looking for a way to pitch in, here are some ideas, culled with help from the good folks at Bon Appétit, Daily Candy, Time Out NY and Gothamist.
- Red Cross (“Shifts are 12-hours and volunteers work over multiple days. Training will be afforded to those without experience.”)
- New York Cares (especially if you’ve attended a New York Care orientation recently)
Donate non-perishables at your local food bank:
- Feeding America (find the nearest food bank near you)
Donate money and/or emergency supplies:
Help clean up:
- Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
- Team Rubicon
Do you or anyone you know need guidance? Red Cross has a smartphone app that gives “up-to-date weather alerts, information on open Red Cross shelters, a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm and a one-touch ‘I’m Safe’ button that lets someone use social media outlets to let family and friends know they are okay.”
Any other suggestions are welcome in the comment section.