Hurricane Sandy NYC

New York City and its surrounding areas have suffered a great blow as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Our heart goes out to those in damaged areas and whom have lost so much during this devastation. As federal and local disaster response agencies arrive to help, its great to see people looking in on their neighbors to make sure they are okay and helping to share vital information. Also, there are many charity organizations that are helping our communities in their moments of need. Please donate money, supplies and volunteer your time. Meanwhile, stay safe on the sidewalks and for the record, I  NY (even in the dark).

New York City Government For the latest updates on NYC Hurricane Disaster Emergency Relief and available help visit @nycgov http://www.nyc.gov

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency @FEMA http://www.fema.gov 
Apply to receive Assistance and Hurricane Disaster Relief http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Apply via a smartphone at http://m.fema.gov/ Or apply by Phone by calling (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585.

Search for open shelters by texting SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA). 
Ex: Shelter 01234 (std rates apply)

Con Edison Providing electric, gas, and steam service to NYC and Westchester. @ConEdison
For official customer concerns go to http://www.coned.com/customercentral or call 1-800-752-6633. 

MTA Service Advisory Manages transit, buses, subways, trains, bridges and tunnels in New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island. @MTAinsider http://www.mta.info/

NYC Service helps more New Yorkers connect to service opportunities more easily. 
We promote service as a part of what it means to be a citizen of New York City. @NYCservice  http://www.nycservice.org

Citymeals On-Wheels ensures no homebound elderly NY'er will ever go a day without food/human company. 100% of public donations go to the preparation and delivery of meals. @CityMeals http://www.citymeals.org

New York Cares meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service @NewYorkCares http://newyorkcares.org/

Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction, and development services to communities in need. @archforhumanity http://architectureforhumanity.org/

Action Against Hunger Working to save the lives of severely malnourished people worldwide & implement long-term solutions to hunger. @acfusa http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/

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