Disaster relief information and resources for funders or individuals who want to support organizations responding to Hurricane Sandy.
New Jersey Groups on the Ground
- American Red Cross – chapters covering the State of New Jersey
American Red Cross of Camden and Burlington Counties
American Red Cross of Central New Jersey
American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey
Jersey Coast Chapter
New Jersey Crossroads
Southern Shore Chapter
South Jersey Chapter
- Catholic Charities - Diocese covering the State of New Jersey
Diocese of Camden
Diocese of Trenton
- Center for Non-Profits: Hurricane Sandy Resource Page
- Community Emergency Response
Citizen Corps provides opportunity for citizen volunteers to become active and involved in homeland security and emergency management activities.
- Community Food Bank of New Jersey
In addition to distributing over 100,000 lbs of food daily to families displaced by Hurricane Sandy, they are accepting financial donations to allow them to respond to specific needs.
- Goodwill NY NJ
Their stores will provide free clothing or household goods for victims of Hurricane Sandy who lost property due to flooding.
- Jersey Cares
Jersey Cares, an affiliate of the Hands on Network, recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs.
- NJ 2-1-1: Emergency Response and Recovery
Information about FEMA assistance and organizations involved in local recovery efforts. NJ 211 is in direct contact with VOAD and state and local government officials and have produced a Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Guide which may be found here.
- NJ Department of Human Services: New Jersey Hope and Healing Campaign
The NJ Disaster Mental Health HelpLine (866-202-4357) is available for those seeking help with the emotional burden of recent storms and flooding. They are also offering several guides to help families cope and heal.
- Pass It Along
Pass It Along, an affiliate of the Hands on Network, recruits and engages volunteers.
- The Salvation Army - New Jersey Division
Resources and help available from The Salvation Army
- Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc.
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County coordinates the Bergen County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), an alliance of nonprofit, civic and religious organizations.
- Volunteer Lawyer’s for Justice
Provides legal support to New Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- United Way of New Jersey
Help available for New Jersey from the United Way
- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way’s Community Action Center is dedicated to helping promote the needs of nonprofits by providing volunteers to improve the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Nationwide Disaster Relief Resources
Information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
- FEMA Geo Portal
This portal provides the ability to enter addresses and see photos of damaged homes
- FEMA Region II: Coastal Analysis and Mapping
Flood hazard information to help communities plan for and reduce the risk from flooding
- Internal Revenue Service
The latest information from the IRS related to Hurricane Sandy
- Small Business Administration
Learn about and apply for SBA Disaster Loans for business of all sizes – private and nonprofit
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy
The when, where, and how of informed disaster giving
General Disaster Relief Resource Links
- National Disaster Recovery Framework – FEMA
This guide provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner to provide effective recovery support to disaster-impacted jurisdictions.
- American Red Cross - Disaster Recovery Guides
The American Red Cross provides extensive information that will help you to recover after a disaster or emergency.
- BBB Wise Giving Alliance
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and advances high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.
- IRS Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors
In the aftermath of a disaster or in other emergency hardship situations, individuals, employers and corporations often are interested in providing assistance to victims through a charitable organization. The IRS provides a number of resources to help those involved in providing disaster relief through charities.
- Disaster Relief, Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations
IRS Publication 3833 describes how members of the public can use charitable organizations to provide assistance to victims of disasters or other emergency hardship situations.
- Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)
This agency, funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, provides individuals, groups, embassies and corporations with information and guidance in support of appropriate international disaster relief efforts. The organization works with a variety of partners to channel the public's energy and desire to help to achieve maximum impact.
Obtain a list of credible responding agencies for international emergencies. It is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people.