This page lists resources and information we have encountered that might be useful to those seeking help or desiring to be of service.
NYDIS VOLUNTEER HOUSING CAPABILITIES FORM: For Congregations of All Faiths Offering Short-term Housing for Recovery Volunteer Groups: http://interfaithcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/NYDIS-Volunteer-Housing-Form.docx
Locations of Overnight Warm Shelters: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/overnight_shelter.html
Locations of Daytime Warming Shelters: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/warming_ctr.html
Relief Distribution Centers seeking volunteers: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/sandy-volunteer-update-for-sat-113-sun-114/
Food and Water Distribution Centers (including five new ones in the Rockaways opening today): http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html
Disaster Assistance Service Center: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.html
Manhattan Borough President’s blog: http://scottmstringer.tumblr.com/post/34849936898/how-to-volunteer-and-donate-help-nyc-recover-from – includes information on ways to volunteer, to make donations, even how to help animals in need.
NYC Service: http://www.nycservice.org/. A directory of volunteer services, from blood donations, to door-to-door delivery of supplies. Find the right opportunity for you.
Updated list of emergency shelters: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html
Applying for federal disaster assistance: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
From NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio: 24-hour hotline for evacuees to report pets who need rescue: 347-573-1561.
From NBC: Please help those affected by Superstorm Sandy – txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
New York City Emergency Loan Program: http://interfaithcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/EDC-and-SBS-Emergency-Assistance.pdf. Additional information on assistance for small businesses: http://interfaithcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/SBA-Disaster-Assistance-Information.pdf
Replacement SNAP (food stamps) benefits: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/11032102snapreimbursement
Help for Mexican nationals is available from the Mexcian Consulate at http://www.thenyic.org/sites/default/files/Flyer%20emegencias%20versi%C3%B3n%20sabado%203%20de%20noviembre.pdf
STATEN ISLAND RECOVERS: https://statenisland.recovers.org/
This web page lists numerous calls for volunteers, telling you when and where to gather, and what to bring. By registering your contact information on this site, you can also list the skills and services you are able to volunteer.
GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN: Support the efforts of Greenpoint Church in getting food to hungry people: http://interfaithcenter.org/archives/4016
QUEENS: http://interfaithcenter.org/archives/4037. This community bulletin from Council Member Daniel Dromm includes a lot of information on schools and scheduled exams, as well as relief resources at the Queens Center.