Damage from the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, New York.
As New York, New Jersey, and other regions slowly recover from Hurricane Sandy, we would just like to remind everyone that Staten Island, where our own Susan Huckvale Arann lives and works, was particularly hard hit. Fortunately, Susan is fine–as are the rest of us–but she reports that everything we’ve heard about the terrible devastation there is accurate. She has been volunteering, going through the rubble and bringing in supplies, particularly in the New Dorp Beach area.
It is important to remember the recovery is ongoing and will take a very long time. Here are some organizations that are helping with the effort on Staten Island and other effected areas—please donate to them if you can:
United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund is accepting monetary donations, which can be made online at www.uwsandyrecovery.org. A $10 donation can be made by texting the word RECOVERY to 52000.
Those interested in volunteering can call 1-877-RED CROSS or consult www.nyredcross.org. To make a monetary donation, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to automatically give a $10 donation.