Superstorm Sandy Relief: List of Resources
The American Red Cross is urging immediate blood and platelet donations to support the blood needs of those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Go here to donate blood and platelets.
AFT fact sheet that focuses on protecting yourself during a cleanup of a flooded or storm-damaged building, along with tips on a cleaning approach and disposal of damaged material.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe page.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Clean Up Safely After a Disaster page with links to overview and specific cleanup topics.
DisasterAssistance.gov—Find disaster assistance from dozens of federal agencies.
Disaster Information Management Research Center—Compilation of health-related resources.
Disaster Recover Steps--AFT fact sheet.
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement—Psychological first aid documents for students and teachers, caregivers and disaster relief workers, and parents.
National Flood Insurance Program—Disaster Response Fact Sheet
Ready.gov—Sponsored by FEMA, a compilation of federal resources to help you before, during and after your home has been flooded, including an extensive guide "Repairing Your Flooded Home" from the American Red Cross and "After a Flood - The First Steps" from FEMA.
Union Plus—Assistance for Union Members Impacted by Superstorm Sandy page on how Union Plus program participants may qualify for grants.
United Way—United Way Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund page.
Hurricane Response and Recovery page for New Jersey
AFL-CIO—Superstorm Sandy Resources for New Jersey Residents
Working Families United For New Jersey—At NJ Sandy Resources, you can search for things like open gas stations, tips on coming back to your home after a flood, and what to do in a water emergency.
New Jersey Department of Labor—Disaster unemployment information
New Jersey Department of Health—Tips for getting prescriptions filled
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs—How to Avoid Disaster-Related Scams
Volunteer New Jersey—Agencies looking for volunteers may register their needs, and volunteers willing to assist in relief efforts may search for opportunities at VolunteerNewJersey.org. This statewide database is maintained by the Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers and the Governor's Office of Volunteerism. You may also call your local food bank or American Red Cross chapter to learn of other volunteer opportunities.
Voting options in New Jersey:
- Text "WHERE" to 877-877 to confirm your polling place. If, due to the storm, you are displaced from your home or cannot reach your regular polling place, you can vote at any polling site in New Jersey using a provisional ballot. Again, to find the closest polling site to you, just text "WHERE" to 877-877 and provide your location.
- For some, we know it may be too difficult to get to any polling location. You can vote by e-mail or fax. You may request a ballot online or by fax before 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, and you must return it by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Click here for your mail-in ballot, and return it by fax or e-mail.
- Click here for a list of county clerk websites, fax and phone numbers.
- Information is also available by calling 1-877-NJVOTER.
- Click here to find your polling place and to learn about your options for voting by e-mail or fax.
AFL-CIO—Superstorm Sandy Resources for New York Residents
New York City—food, blanket and water distribution locations
New York State United Teachers—resource sheet
United Federation of Teachers—website has Superstorm Sandy information for UFT members