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Reaching out to Hurricane Sandy victims

2012 November 13

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of hurricane Sandy on the East coast. The devastation from Sandy is staggering, with estimates of at least 121 deaths reported, most of them in New York and New Jersey. The deaths resulted not only from those who were caught in the winds and trapped by debris, but also from fires that cropped up due to gas leaks. In addition to deaths, the storm has left about 1.3 million people without electricity and communication, according to the Department of Energy.

HandsOn Network is working with HandsOn Network Volunteer Action Centers and partners activated across the northeast to help coordinate the volunteer response to Hurricane Sandy. Below is the list of all the active affiliates responding to this disaster. Please click on the links below to register your interest or to find a volunteer opportunity:

NEW YORK

New York Cares, New York City

Long Island Volunteer Center, Long Island, NY

Volunteer Center Serving Westchester and Mid-Hudson Valley

New Jersey

Jersey Cares, Newark, NJ

Pass It Along, Sussex County, NJ

Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Hackensack, NJ

Volunteer Center of Philadelphia and South New Jersey

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Morristown, NJ

Rhode Island

Serve Rhode Island, Rhode Island, RI

Massachusetts

Boston Cares, Boston, MA

Virginia

Volunteer Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Volunteer Fairfax, Fairfax, VA

Volunteer Arlington, Arlington, VA

Washington D.C

Greater DC Cares, Washington, DC

West Virginia

We have setup an email for people wanting to volunteer in West Virginia. If someone wants to contact volunteer, they can email disastervolunteersforwv@gmail.com or call at 304-343-9922. We will need their contact information (name, phone, email), specific skills, and the dates they want to volunteer.

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