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Helping After Hurricane Sandy

Sometimes the unthinkable happens—like Hurricane Sandy. If you’ve been following Furnished Quarters through social media on Facebook and Twitter (@FurnishedQ), then you know that we, like so many in New York City and throughout the Eastern seaboard, have been greatly affected by this natural disaster.

We’d like to devote this week’s post to a list of ways that you can help in and around NYC in Sandy’s aftermath. Many organizations have rallied forces and funds, and there are countless opportunities to pitch in:

Food Delivery Services

·City Harvest is coordinating food donations for New York’s hungry in the wake of Sandy. To donate food, contact Racine Rodriguez at 646-412-0754 or rrodriguez@cityharvest.org. To volunteer to help with food delivery services, contact Brittany Erdman at 646-412-0738 or volunteerservices@cityharvest.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

·If you are a medical professional, The Red Cross seeks volunteer help with storm recovery assistance. Contact 1-877-RED CROSS. 

·Staten Island Recovers is coordinating a number of volunteer relief efforts, including clean-up and food distribution. To reach the Staten Island Recovery Organizer, contact 347-934-9927.

·Occupy Sandy is organizing volunteers to help neighborhoods damaged by Hurricane Sandy. To get regular updates, text @occupysandy to 23559 or contact OccupySandy@interoccupy.net. 

Donations for Sandy Relief

·Donate to City Harvest’s Sandy Relief Fund to help feed New Yorkers in need.

·To give a $10 donation to The Red Cross, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

·Donate to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance the City of New York’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

·United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund is accepting monetary donations. You can also make a $10 donation by texting the word RECOVERY to 52000.

Now may be the most important time of all to spend time in New York. For a safe place to stay while you help out, turn to Furnished Quarters, your shelter after the storm.

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