Hurricane Sandy: How Can You Help?

The Manhattan Skyline, blacked out by Hurricane Sandy

It’s been more obvious than ever the past few days: You love NYC as much as we do. All around the world, people want to help. While we remind you that serious efforts should be made to help our wonderful neighbors in New Jersey and the more seldom visited sections of New York City (Staten Island, the Rockaways) as well as Manhattan, we really appreciate the outpouring of love and affection for our area and are happy to provide information on ways you can help!


Definitely the quickest and easiest way to help is with a donation.  Here are some ways you can donate a small amount easily (every little bit helps!)

  • American Red Cross: Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10.
  • Salvation Army: Text “STORM” to 80888 to donate $10
  • Humane Society: Text “HUMANE” to 80888 to donate $10
  • New York Cares: Text “iCARE” to 85944 to donate $10

For more substantial donations please visit:


If you can make it into the area, please consider donating some of your time to the relief effort. Here are two great ways to help:

New York Cares, one of our favorite organizations for volunteering in the New York area, has waived their usual orientation requirements for Hurricane Sandy volunteer projects. Check out the available projects here:

The New York Parks Department is looking for volunteers to help with clean-up efforts throughout the city:


Make no mistake, New York will get through this. We’ve gotten through worse. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to help us get through the aftermath of this tragedy is by planning a trip to visit us! The NYC economy will take a hit in the aftermath of the storm – many restaurants, hotels, and shops have been closed for the majority of this week, quite a few restaurants in the city sustained serious damage and lost all of their inventory. We will rebuild, but we need business to keep us going! What a great excuse to visit the best city in the world and be doing a good deed at the same time, right? Fill out our quote request form: to start planning your visit. We’d be happy to give you recommendations of specific restaurants and areas of the city to visit that really need your help!





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