It can be daunting to figure out the best way to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you're in New York City, there are donation centers, pop-up relief stations and a myriad of ways to volunteer. One of the best things you can do if you're in an area that was hit by the superstorm is patronize the small businesses that may be struggling. Neighborhoods like Red Hook in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side in Manhattan could use our support right now.
But if you're not in the Northeast you can still help. Of course, donations to The American Red Cross or the Salvation Army are valuable, but how about shopping for a cause? The holiday season is coming up, so get started on your holiday shopping and know that part of the money you spend is going to those in need. E-tailers like eBay, Stylebop and Penfield are donating percentages of their proceeds to The Red Cross, so get to spending and know that you're helping those in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.