2011 Flood Recovery Donations

Financial Donations

Staten Island Recovers
NYC Service
Global Giving
Salvation Army
United Methodist Church
Jersey Shore Relief Fund
New York Dream Center

SUNY partnership with The American Red Cross
To support long-term efforts, we need the support of all SUNY campuses. There are three areas that are prioritized:

  • Blood Donation
  • Financial Donation
  • Volunteers

Blood drives that are schedules on campuses are more important than ever, as blood supplies run low; financial donations allow the Red Cross to continue aiding victims; and volunteers are needed in the affected areas to distribute aid. SUNY has set up a website to direct interested students, faculty, staff, and alumni on how to get involved: www.suny.edu/sandy/ Interested parties may browse volunteer opportunities or make donations directly. Please use this site as we attempt to collect an idea of our SUNY-wide impact.


SEFA State employees can designate their SEFA donation to SEFA charities that are directly involved in Hurricane Sandy relief. See the info and link to the list of charities here.

United Methodist Church
Send cash donations, clearly marked "UMCOR Hurricane 2012 Advance #3021787", to the Upper New York Annual Conference at 324 University Ave. 3rd floor, Syracuse, NY 13210. Donate online at www.umcor.org and be sure to select Hurricanes 2012 from the drop down menu. Text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to make an immediate $10 donation.

American Red Cross
To donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Mail donations to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013

United Way Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
A $10 donation can be made by texting the word RECOVERY to 52000. Promote the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund on Twitter using #sandyfund

Stony Brook's Interfaith Center and the Stony Brook Employee Assistance Program
Operate a joint Hardship fund which accepts applications from and grants financial assistance to employees affected by a sudden, catastrophic emergency (ex. natural disaster, fire, family crisis, acute illness). This Hardship Fund is entirely dependent on contributions from members of the community. Unfortunately, due to the widespread impact of Superstorm Sandy, current funds are being rapidly depleted. If you are interested in donating to this fund which directly assists our SUNY colleagues please:

  • Send a check to:

The Stony Brook Foundation, Hardship Fund (Acct# 296240),
Stony Brook Foundation Business Office,
230 Administration Bldg.,
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3711

  • For more information on Stony Brook's Hardship fund read here

Brooklyn Recovery Fund
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is a joint effort between the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create a pooled fund to provide support to Brooklyn's nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy. For more information on how you can help, email development@bcfny.org or call 718-246-6886. Click here to donate, or text 'Brooklyn' to 25383 to donate $10 to the Fund.

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
A foundation made to honor Stephen Siller, FDNY, who laid down his life on 9/11 and does this by following in his footsteps of selflessness by "doing good" in his memory. Looking for monetary donations for their Hurricane Sandy relief fund. If you are interested in donating, you may:

  • Send a check to:

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306

  • Text the word RESTORE to 80888 to make a $10 donation. To confirm the donation, respond with the word "Yes."

Hobart Rotary Club's "Rotary Relief and Recovery Fund"
In response to the growing humanitarian crisis, the Hobart Rotary Club has established a Rotary Relief & Recovery Fund to assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy.  Donations may be made at any NBT Branch by referencing the name of the fund.

  • Checks can be sent to:

Rotary Relief and Recovery Fund
c/o NBT Bank of Hobart
Hobart, NY 13788.

Blood Donations

As of Oct. 30, approximately 300 blood donation drives have been cancelled due to the storm! This means blood is in high demand. The Red Cross is asking that as many people as possible give blood ASAP. To schedule an appointment to give blood, please go to redcrossblood.org or Call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Click here to see information on other ccurent blood drives and centers in NYS.

Other Donations

Urban League of Essex County is accepting:

  • food donations, such as canned goods, cereal, milk, sandwiches, dry goods, diapers, etc.  
  • financial contributions to help them continue their work (Donations to the Urban League are tax deductible and can be made online here.)
  • Volunteers who can help deliver and distribute food are also needed.

Contact information:

The Urban League of Essex Co.
508 Central Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07107
973-624-9535 or info@ulec.org

Staten Island Parks & Recreation Department is in need of the following items:

  • boots, socks, towels, blankets, diapers, bleach, toiletries, pet food, snacks and old dry newspapers to wrap glass items.

Donations can be sent to:
Stonehenge, Clove Lakes Park
1150 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY 10301

Contact person: Michael Schnall, BU Alumnus, Chief of Staff for NYC Parks & Recreation in Staten Island, (718) 390-8000

Long Island Cares

Long Island's First Food Bank and one of the region's most comprehensive hunger action organizations serving families and individuals in need.

Contact Information:
10 Davids Drive (Harry Chapin Way)
Hauppauge, NY 11788-2039
Phone (631) 582-FOOD
Fax (631) 273-2184

Island Harvest

Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. By relying on volunteers, in-kind services, and donated food, they devote more than 95 cents of every dollar contributed directly to their programs. Please see their donation guidelines before deciding to undertake a resource drive on their behalf.

Contact information:

Hauppauge Distribution Center:
40 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 873-4775 Fax: (631) 873-4784

Uniondale Warehouse:
875 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 805-4782


In response, Save the Children has already deployed people to hardest-hit areas of New Jersey and New York to ensure children's needs are addressed in the aftermath of the 'superstorm.' Save the Children has a strong track record of responding to emergencies in the region. In shelters, Save the Children is providing basic necessities for young children, such as nutritious food items, baby blankets, clothing and hygiene supplies.

Food Bank of NYC

Currently accepting money donations for food.

City of Long Beach, Relief fund

High need in financial donations. They can be made on their website or by mail at:
City of Long Beach Relief
1 West Chester Street;
Long Beach, NY 11561

Can also volunteer by calling 516-301-0932 (let them know if you have any specialties)

Amazon's Hurricane Sandy Registry

Displays a list of items that can be added to the cart. All items are shipped to the Occupy Sandy relief outpost at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill (520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238)

Facebook Page: Restore the Shore

Restore the Shore! Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in NJ.
Provides a list of items needed in New Jersey and where to send them too.
Recent post: provides a Google doc for supplies needed by town and county.

Waves for Water: Hurricane Sandy

Project overview: "Though we normally focus on clean water, this time we will be addressing the initial survival needs on many levels from first responder assistance to rubble removal and ultimately the rebuilding efforts. We have extensive experience with disaster relief that puts us in a unique position to help organize, mobilize and deploy a strategic response initiative for the victims of Sandy. We will be focusing primarily on the surf-based coastal communities in Jersey and NY to start. We look at W4W effort specifically as a vessel for the surf community to funnel their support through, specifically addressing the families and businesses of the surf communities that were wiped out."
-Currently accepting money donations
-Can also start a fundraiser for this organization


A Comprehensive List of Places to Donate (courtesy of CBS New York)

General List of Place to Donate (courtesy of Charity Navigator)

Gary's Guide: Hurricane Sandy Relief: Volunteering & Donations Guide.



Last Updated: 8/5/15