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How to help people affected by Sandy

NEED TO KNOW
  • Storm affected tens of millions of people
  • There are many ways you can pitch in
 Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States.

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Almost two weeks after Superstorm Sandy pounded the East Coast, many people still need help recuperating. The storm knocked out power in many areas across the Northeast and has flooded or otherwise severely damaged thousands of homes. In addition to cleaning up, recovering their belongings, and filing insurance claims, people in the impacted areas now have to dig out from under heavy snow fall after a powerful nor’easter hit their towns earlier this week. 

Relief groups are still working to make sure everyone affected by the storm is cared for, and they need your support. Here are some of the ways you can help even if you can’t be there:

If you do choose to donate to a charity or organization claiming to help storm victims, make sure it is legitimate.  Unfortunately, scammers often try to take advantage of disasters like this.  Charity evaluators like Guidestar and Charity Navigator are good resources to make sure your donation is going where you intended.

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