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Hurricane Sandy Volunteering

The Impact of Service

Muneeb Syed | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York
Muneeb Syed

The opportunity to do service in Brighton Beach instilled in me a sense of appreciation. Being able to interact with individuals, see them eye to eye, talk to them face to face and hear their stories from their own mouths allowed it to all set in. It made it all real.

The Best Thing About the Hurricane

Misha Lyuve | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York
Misha Lyuve

The ocean looked calm and quiet, almost gentle. It was hard to imagine that it was responsible for that much destruction.

Two Weeks After Sandy, Here's How You Can Volunteer And Help

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy swept across the East Coast, there's still plenty of rebuilding to be done. Here are some of the ways you can help out...

So Sandy Made You Fat...

Juliet Jeske | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Juliet Jeske

I have read a bunch of articles on the web lately about New Yorkers who gained weight while stuck at home with no power. Well here is a simple solution. What burns calories and relieves you of the guilt of bitching about an added five pounds? Storm cleanup.

Sandy Photographers Needed to Document Homeowner Losses

Jessica Saba | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Jessica Saba

Governor Cuomo has announced a rule which requires insurance companies to accept photographic and video documentation of losses so local governments can move quickly to remove dangerous debris before the predicted storm moves in this week.

Lessons From a Race Not Run

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 01.04.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I began to truly grasp, with every heartbeat, every pulse, every foot strike, that I am alive and free again, in much the same way I'd felt in the years preceding the day my blood stopped flowing. Indeed I felt not only alive, but that life is the ultimate gift.

How to Talk to a Hurricane Survivor, and How to Help Clean Up

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

If you are feeling helpless and your New York chutzpah is bruised, I want to tell you that you didn't blow away. You will be fine.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Helping After a National Disaster Such As Hurricane Sandy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Just as President Obama said in his address on Tuesday to all of the victims of this disaster, "America is with you" and we are. Many Americans across the country are wondering what they can do to aid their family, friends and comrades on the East Coast.