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Hurricane Sandy Relief

Sikh Community Rallies to Help in Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath: UNITED SIKHS Disaster Team Take Charge of the Relief Efforts

Jasminder Kaur | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Jasminder Kaur

We all witnessed the core Sikh values of solidarity, support, charity and peacefulness in action as the community came together following the Oak Creek, Wisconsin tragedy. Once again, the Sikh community has united to provide aid to victims.

Sandy Relief Charities Raise More Than $92 Million

Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

Relief charities responding to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged communities have raised more than $92.3 million, reports. Leading the fund...

Where to Get Help: Vital Resources For Artists Recovering From Sandy

ARTINFO | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts

With the preliminary recovery from Sandy's wrath now underway, artists and art organizations who need financial and other assistance have a variety of...

Lucas Kavner

Unsung Heroes Of Hurricane Sandy Save Lives On Jersey Shore | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

The Underwater Search and Rescue Squad 86 in Berkeley Township, New Jersey is made up entirely of volunteers, squad president Carl Mattocks among them...

It Shouldn't Take Sandy to Wake Us Up

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

There is so much to do, so much to give, so much to offer to the world before a crisis. All we can do is appreciate what we have, do our best, be our best, and never take anything for granted.

Helping After the Hurricane

Jessica Saba | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Jessica Saba

While the challenges are daunting, it seems New Yorkers are eager to connect and find ways to help each other.

Eleanor Goldberg

Staten Island Official: Town Will Heal Itself After Red Cross Is 'Too Little, Too Late' | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

A 15-year-old, braces-wearing sophomore spends roughly eight hours a day answering eager volunteers’ questions. A cigar-puffing retired NYPD lieuten...

Who Speaks for New York -- a Hurricane Sandy Discussion

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Daniel P. Malito

Albany, take a cue from New Jersey and start behaving like the people who need you most right now actually matter.

What To Donate For Hurricane Sandy Relief

The Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien and Amy Marturana | Posted 11.07.2012 | HuffPost Home

HuffPost Home is organizing a #BlanketsForSandy initiative.

LOOK: ASPCA Sets Up Emergency Vet Stations At Evacuation Centers

Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers organized relief efforts to support victims and neighborhoods affected by the storm's immense damage. ...

Petition Asks Candidates To Donate Campaign Supplies To Schools

Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact

It's a different kind of "hope" and "change." New Jersey teacher Hope Stewart has launched a petition on, calling on Obama's and Romney'...

Hurricane Sandy, Google And A Message From The Whirlwind

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 01.05.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Between phone calls with colleagues, photos and new reports, and live Twitter and Facebook feeds, I felt I had entered the fourth dimension and was personally in the heart of Sandy's path as it thundered up the coast and pounded the northeast. But I wasn't.

'I'm From Jersey': A Pediatrician's Reflections on Sandy

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

New Jersey is not just where I live; it is a part of who I am, as much as it is for the families I care for in my pediatric practice. I am deeply embedded, consciously, within my community.

Shelter From the Storm? The Entire Nation Has Infrastructure Lessons to Learn From Hurricane Sandy

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Spectacular storm Sandy immobilizes the biggest city in America, along with large swaths of the East Coast, and I find myself thinking about the most unspectacular stuff... infrastructure.

Volunteers, Local Governments and FEMA Use the Internet to Fight Back the Effects of Sandy

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology
Ben Berkowitz

In a quick time-out from helping folks use SeeClickFix to recover from Sandy we wanted to share one of our favorite stories of communities coming together around this devastating event.

Catherine Pearson

Red Cross Acknowledges Post-Sandy Frustrations, Forges On | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Edwin Jimenez stood behind a pushcart filled with food and supplies on Jackson Street in Hoboken, N.J. A woman hustled by, and did a ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, leaving devastation in its wake -- and a long cleanup ahead. One of the things blown away by the superstorm was our ability to continue to willfully ignore the issues of climate change and disaster preparedness -- especially given our fast-deteriorating infrastructure. Though the presidential candidates might have largely ignored these problems, Sandy's storm surge swept them to the forefront of the campaign -- and the national conversation. Now that we're talking about them, the question becomes: will we actually do what's needed to ready ourselves for the next disaster -- or will we dry ourselves off, recharge our devices, and bury our heads back in the sand (after we rebuild the sand pile, of course)? Hopefully, Tuesday's election will be the last one that happens without a substantive debate on these issues. In the meantime, here is how you can help those who are still desperately in need.

How New Yorkers Are Helping After Hurricane Sandy

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Normally on a Saturday morning, Erica Siegel, a 33-year-old real estate agent, would be working or taking a run. But this weekend found he...

What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches Us About Cooperation

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Perhaps Sandy will tip the balance toward a vision that is, at its essence, patriotic -- built on our love for our country, and all the regions and people that make it up.

West Virginia Leaders Remain Silent On Sandy And Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

Climate change has largely been placed on the back-burner by the national political conversation, and the same seems to be true amongst West Virginia ...

Voices From NYC Neighborhoods Hit Hard By Superstorm Sandy, Self-Organizing Relief Efforts (Video)

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Hours after Superstorm Sandy blasted New York City, local grassroots community groups across the city began organizing supplies, setting up communication systems, and finding electrical power for cell phones and health care equipment.

California Volunteers Head To Help With Hurricane Relief

Ventura County Star | | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Twelve regional American Red Cross volunteers and staff members have been sent to help with storm relief efforts on the East Coast, officials said Thu...

Sandy Victims In Staten /island Get Relief Fund

AP | Posted 11.02.2012 | Impact

Associated Press, NEW YORK -- A Superstorm Sandy relief fund is being created just for residents of the hard-hit New York City borough of Staten Islan...

Has The Federal Government Neglected Staten Island?

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY and MEGHAN BARR | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — The Manhattan skyline was expected to be mostly lit for the first time in five days Friday night, a sign of progress undercut by long...

Bon Jovi: 'We May Not Have Electricity But We Have Power'

AP | Posted 01.02.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NBC will hold a benefit concert Friday for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Sprin...