Relief groups are working to make sure everyone affected by the storm is cared for, and you can help.
Help Staten Island – The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has established an account earmarked solely for Staten Island hurricane relief. Those who wish to donate may visit: www.tunneltotowers.org and click on “Hurricane Sandy.” You will then be able to choose the amount of your donation as well as select “Staten Island” as the location you wish your money to benefit.
You may also send a personal check made out to the T2T Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, with “Staten Island” in the memo field, to :
T2T Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
Donate blood – The Red Cross had to cancel about 300 blood drives because of the storm and supplies are running low. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule a donation appointment in your area. The New York Blood Center is also collecting blood donations in the New York/New Jersey area.
Give food and shelter – The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are providing emergency shelter and meals for evacuees.
Just a comment...with all the warnings of the hurricane, I would like to know why help could have not come earlier rather than AFTER the fact. Tankers of gas, food, water, dozers, electricians, etc. could have all be mobilized a day or two before the storm hit. It would have alleviated so much confusion, short tempers etc. Is this too simplistic? Thanks!
Have some of those fancy and wealthy event planners in NYC donate big tents and heaters so those people can get some food and warm their bodies. Anyone local should be sharing what they didn't loose.
Also were none of these people paying attention when we were suffering through hurricanes down south, I guess not from the sound of it. I've been through 6 hurricanes and after Andrew in Saga Bay, near Cutler Ridge in Miami, I was out of power for 31 days, and total darkness. No complaining or expecting power back on pronto. If your alive be grateful, don't look for handouts, don't fraud the insurance or federal aid, just pick yourself up and get on with your life. Thats what we all have to do.
Thank you so much for this fund and CNNs commitment to reporting about the need for help on staten island. Please donate i live on the south shore and know 5 people who lost homes. Please, as the borough president and Anderson has said help has come later than desired but we need your help now more than ever.
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