It has now been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast of the U.S. While some progress has been made – power has been restored to most homes that are able to receive power and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel has reopened to traffic – clean-up efforts remain underway, and many people in New York and New Jersey, especially, remain displaced.
If you haven’t already reached out with a donation toward the relief efforts, there’s still time. Here is a brief list of a few organizations working to help residents piece their lives back together in the aftermath of this tragedy:
The Red Cross is providing emergency shelter and meals for evacuees.
Save the Children is working to attend to the needs of children affected by the storm.
If there is another charity you have in mind, you may want to check them out with Charity Navigator, a site that provides ratings of nonprofits, first to ensure that your money will actually get to the people you intend to help.
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