How you can help those affected by Hurricane Sandy
Published on November 1, 2012 by Jordyn Rozensky
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy many in our community are wondering how to best reach out and help those who were affected by the storm. Here at JCRC of Greater Boston we join you in feeling a sense of commitment to the Jewish tradition of social responsibility and volunteerism. In light of this, we have put together a list of ways to take action.
While this is in no way a comprehensive list, it may help you start to think of how you would like to donate your time, money, and energy. Our hearts and prayers remain with those who were affected by the storm.
10 Ways to Help
Give to the Jewish Federations of North America
The Jewish Federations of North America has opened the JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund to contribute to recovery and rebuilding. Donate through: http://JFeds.org/SandyRelief or, text RELIEF to 51818 on a mobile device to pledge a donation.
Call 800-933-BLOOD, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to find a donation site near you.
Donate to the Red Cross
Put your texting skills to good use: Text REDCROSS to 9099 to send $10.
Donate Food for those in need here in MA
Donate to the Greater Boston Food Bank
Help rescue our furry friends
Both the Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association are protecting, feeding and actively rescuing animals from the areas decimated by the storm.
Donate emergency supplies
AmeriCares, Direct Relief International, Feeding America are providing food, medical supplies and emergency kits for people in need. These organizations are all accepting donations to be used in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Be safe & be patient
Donate your time, energy and money only through trusted organizations. Recovery needs will last longer than media attention, so continue to give & volunteer even after it stops being topical news.
Follow #SandyVolunteer on Twitter to keep track of emergent needs.