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Digging Out From Sandy - Volunteers Needed

For those of you who are looking for ways to help out in the recovery from Sandy, I wanted to share two opportunities.

For those of you who are looking for ways to help out in the recovery from Sandy, I wanted to share two opportunities.

First, the Red Cross is seeking volunteers to work in relief shelters. Typically, workers will work in 12-hour shifts and you can request day, night or weekend. In particular, they need help in NYC and Long Island (they can provide transportation) and may also have needs in Westchester or Fairfield County. You can register on the American Red Cross website or, for faster response, email andrew.sindell@redcross.org.

The United Way is seeking volunteers to staff their 211-help line. These would be six-hour shifts. Their immediate need is in staffing the overages on the 211 line. If you are interested, call  914-993-3713 or email Shannon Cobb at scobb@uwwp.org.

If you know of other local organizations who need volunteers to assist with the Sandy recovery, please post details in the comments.

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Amie Getis November 05, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Please check out www.volunteer-center.org/sandy and www.volunteer-center.org/n2n for volunteer opportunities assisting victims of this mega storm. Thanks.
Lea Cullen Boyer November 08, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Thank you! Lots of groups are putting together goods to take to the hardest hit. You can find a group near you to join or a spot to drop off donations here: http://www.greengurunetwork.com/connect/events.html?categoryid=9

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