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Hurricane Sandy relief news and resources

Hurricane Sandy reliefHere are some of the ways that all of us can help the people whose lives have been turned upside down by the destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy. There is also a link to a list of publicly announced corporate and individual donors to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

Funds raised in the U.S. through day 18 of the disaster:
Indonesian tsunami: 01/13/2005 – $615,000,000
Hurricane Katrina: 09/16/2005 – $828,515,374
Hurricane Sandy: 11/15/2012 – $189,801,647

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Indonesian tsunami: $158,285,000
Hurricane Katrina: $39,000,000
Hurricane Sandy: nearly $23 million

This post will remain sticky, at the top of the site, for about two weeks unless other events intervene.

Keep in mind that some charities will not use all of your donation for Hurricane Sandy relief. Some will apply a portion of your dollars to administration. Others, and the American Red Cross has been guilty of this in the past, will apply some of the donations towards a reserve for future disaster relief.

Corporations may donate actual dollars, goods and services in-kind or match donations by customers or employees. Their donations can be any mix of those, or all of those. The list we are compiling will be as conservative as possible, to avoid duplications and funds that may or may not actually arrive.

Corporate and Private Contributions for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Corporate giving list (PDF)

Current total private contributions:


Hurricane Sandy Fundraising Notes



Donations via Cell Phone

  • T-Mobile
    With Hurricane Sandy severely impacting many areas, it’s a good time to consider making a donation to relief efforts. T-Mobile® customers can make a secure donation to the American Red Cross® using their T-Mobile phone.Text the keyword DONATE to 90999 to give $25
    Text the keyword REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10One hundred percent of any donation you make using your T-Mobile phone using these text shortcodes is made directly to the American Red Cross. Donations are charged to your T-Mobile phone bill. Donation text messages are free for all T-Mobile customers.
  • Verizon
    Giving back to communities affected by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy is simple with the use of mobile phones.Several nonprofit organizations have launched text-to-donate campaigns. Verizon Wireless customers can make a $10 donation by texting the numbers listed below:REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
    STORM to 80888 to give to the Salvation Army
    HUMANE to 80888 for the American Humane Association
    UWHC to 52000 to the United Way of Hudson County, N.J.
    Customers who would like to give more can donate up to five times their original donation. For example, customers making a $10 donation can give up to $50.

    Text messaging fees will be waived, and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the organizations. Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.

  • AT&T wireless
    AT&T wireless customers can make a $10 donation for Hurricane Sandy relief by texting to the following non- profit organizations:REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
    STORM to 80888 to help the Salvation Army
    HUMANE to 80888 to give to the American Humane SocietyCustomers who would like to contribute more can text up to five times for a total donation of $50. One hundred percent of any donation will be paid to the customer’s designated charity and the customer will be charged for the donation via the customer’s monthly AT&T bill.
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  1. Don’t forget World Vision. They are also accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy.

  2. I’m giving directly to people. My sisters bro-in-laws house burnt down in Rockaway. Search for Rockaways emergency Facebook page and you can see directly who is helping out is private citizens, business and local churches. They’re doing all there own coordinating of volunteers.

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