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Hurricane Sandy Relief

Hip Hoppers & Occupy -- Are We the Music We Have Been Waiting For?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There is something about the Occupy Movement -- and especially in its recent incarnation as "Occupy Sandy" -- that brings out the best in us. And the best in us is increasingly found in the music we call Hip Hop.

9/11 Memorial Volunteers Aid in Sandy Relief and Recovery

Danilo Minnick | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Danilo Minnick

After the destructive storm, dozens of 9/11 Memorial volunteers were eager to help in any way they could. These selfless men and women fanned out across the tri-state area to take part in hurricane relief and recovery efforts.

Chicago Third-Grader Launches Toy Drive for NY Sandy Victim | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

CHICAGO — Unlike most children his age, Samuel Love is not spending too much time thinking about the gifts he might get for Christmas. Instead, t...

Helping Sandy's Littlest Victims

Jessica Seinfeld | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Jessica Seinfeld

As we go about our busy lives during the holidays, it's my hope that we can also stop to consider the people whose lives remain in turmoil. The families affected by Hurricane Sandy were some of this country's most vulnerable.

Experts Offer Writing Critiques For Charity

Posted 12.06.2012 | Books

Hurricane Sandy impacted many people who work in the book industry, from publishers to bookstores, the National Book Foundation and school libraries. ...

INTERVIEW: Tyson Chandler Talks Hurricane Sandy

Posted 12.06.2012 | New York

Before he was a New York Knick, Tyson Chandler was a player for the New Orleans Hornets soon after the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Ch...

Ben Hallman

Mortgage Companies Publicly Express Concern For Hurricane Sandy Victims, Privately Dismiss Pleas | Ben Hallman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

In the days after Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal New York and New Jersey, the nation's mortgage companies were quick to offer sympathy to those wh...

WATCH: Knicks' Tyson Chandler Aids Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts In New York's Rockaways

Posted 12.04.2012 | Black Voices

While much of the East Coast has recovered from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the residents of New York’s Rockaways, a land strip nestled between the Atl...

Teaming Up With Heidi Klum and the American Red Cross, Post-Sandy (Slideshow)

Jon Brod | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jon Brod

At AOL, our first value as a company is "We're in the business of helping people -- period." To date, we have shipped over 5,000 boxes of supplies to affected communities throughout New Jersey and Long Island. There is still a lot of rebuilding to be done. And we're going to keep helping!

We Need a Federal Disaster Superfund

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

As we work to transition to a fossil fuel free economy and begin the long process of reversing the causes of climate change, we will need to adapt to the impact of the climate changes already underway.

A Jersey Shore Thank You From an 'Average Joe'

Joe Paradise | Posted 01.30.2013 | Good News
Joe Paradise

Sandy has certainly bruised our coastline, but it hasn't broken our spirit. We will rebuild. We will come back. With your help, we will feed the displaced, clean up the wreckage, and restore the shore that I love and have always called home.

Rebuilding Cities After Sandy: Three Keys to Climate Resilience

Manish Bapna | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Manish Bapna

With half of all Americans living near the ocean, Hurricane Sandy provides a wake-up call for state and municipal authorities in coastal areas nationwide.

Lotto Winners Who Survived Sandy Pledge To Help Storm Victims

Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

They didn’t take home the Powerball $587.5 million prize, but two New York lottery winners who survived Hurricane Sandy are still going to make some...

Sabrina Siddiqui

New York Mayor Seeks Billions In Sandy Relief | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a visit Wednesday to Capitol Hill to advocate for $42 billion in disaster relief and preventi...

Seeking Citizen Sandy: Call for Ideas for Green Rebuilding of Devastated Communities

Matt Petersen | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Matt Petersen

With more than 150 million Americans living in or near coastal cities, we need to continue the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- by raising awareness, calling for action, and rebuilding more resilient communities and infrastructure.

Strangers Help Victim Who Lost Home To Sandy And THEN To Fire

Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact

After Eddie Saman pretty much lost everything he owned to Superstorm Sandy, generous do-gooders stepped forward to donate some basic necessities. But ...

After Sandy: Back to School, Back to Normal

James Rosenberg | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
James Rosenberg

In the wake of a natural disaster, rebuilding homes, repairing transportation infrastructure, and restoring power are understandably a primary focus of relief efforts and dollars. But it is important to focus on reopening and resupplying our schools, as well

Partnerships in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Gary A. Officer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As unfortunate as disasters are, it allows us to strengthen the bond between our government, our businesses and our nonprofit sectors. It is time to realize that the work nonprofits perform is an essential asset to human recovery.

Maria Menounos: Extra's Fearless Hurricane Sandy Relief Hero

Nicole Bryl | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Nicole Bryl

This kind of bond arrives only a few times in a lifetime and it is with great pleasure to share today my Hurricane Sandy acknowledgement featuring this spectacular and always hardworking, unbeatable dynamo named Maria Menounos!

'Sandy Friday' Urges Businesses To Pledge 10% Of Black Friday Profits

Posted 11.23.2012 | Impact

The biggest U.S. shopping day may also be the perfect opportunity to raise relief money for victims of Superstorm Sandy -- the second costliest natura...

Shirts For Sandy

Sam South | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York
Sam South

The Shirts for Sandy logo "Stay Afloat" is a plea to those who have been affected by the storm not to give up hope and to stay strong in this tough time, and is also an attempt to encourage solidarity among those of us who were spared the worst.

Another Recovery Is Possible

Vincent Warren | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York
Vincent Warren

While the invisible hand of the market could further line the pockets of the wealthy at the expense of the poor, New Yorkers who are the engine of the relief effort may yet stop it. We must seize this moment of popular mobilization to create a more equitable city.

PHOTOS: The 'Humans Of New York' After Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

When Sandy hit New York City, it completely destroyed some neighborhoods just as completely as it spared others. While Breezy Point was under water an...

In Coney Island Public Housing, People's Relief and Local Residents Fill Void Left by Government

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Daniel Marans

The new grassroots organizing group People's Relief and local residents have taken control of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in several Coney Island public housing developments where government agencies' performance has been inadequate.

Sandy's Dirty (Not-So-Little) Secrets

Tori Molnar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Teen
Tori Molnar

Over 200,000 homeless youth are now displaced in New York City alone and there are displaced students in Seaside, New Jersey who are being told that they won't be able to return home for six months.