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Hurricane Sandy Volunteers

Heroes and Hope In Hotel Hell: The New Diaspora of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

If there is a gift in all this, it's that these kids have a glimpse of a possibility of life past the projects.

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.

Hurricane Sandy Counter Insurgency

Jesse Levin | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Jesse Levin

In disaster response scenarios, indigenous capacity and community resources are often overlooked as responders operate under preconceived protocols that exist autonomously from the realities of those who need assistance.

Lessons Learned From the Storm

Gregory Floyd | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Government, when managed correctly, can and does work for the people. That is why I am especially thankful as we begin the holiday season that we have reelected a president who believes in the power of government.

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.

MAP: Helping Sandy Victims This Thanksgiving Weekend

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

This Thanksgiving, many New Yorkers find themselves in a unique position. While many have resumed their regular lives, after Hurricane Sandy, there ar...

Jersey Strong

Christa Zambardino | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Christa Zambardino

This is all so sad, devastating and unimaginable, but we can't control the forces of Mother Nature -- and this storm brought my company, AOL and the Jersey community all together because all for one and one for all. We are forever Jersey Strong!

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.

Lucas Kavner

Two Sisters Revolutionize Disaster Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Last year, Morgan O'Neill was tinkering with a tornado display at the Museum of Science at MIT when she got a phone call informing her that a living, ...

Disaster Response: The Next Mission for Veterans

Lisa Nagorny | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Lisa Nagorny

As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast, most people flocked to grocery stores to stock up on the essentials. Many veterans, though, were preparing to respond to help those in need. This isn't a new story.

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...

Goldman Sachs CEO Seen Volunteering In The Rockaways

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York

Superstorm Sandy's damage has inspired many public figures, including Lady Gaga and Rihanna, to pitch in and help victims in New York and New Jersey. ...

Hundreds Of Volunteers Join Hurricane Relief Effort

| Posted 11.11.2012 | New York

By Victoria Bekiempis, Joe Parziale NEW YORK — Hundreds of volunteers headed to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy on Saturday morning, whe...

Veterans Day Challenge: Help Our Veterans Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

William McNulty and fellow Marine Jacob Wood realized how the skills cultivated on the battlefield -- emergency medicine, risk mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership -- are invaluable in disaster zones.

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.

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...

In a Time of Crisis: Heartwarming Stories and How You Can Help

Terri Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terri Cole

In a crisis, acts of heroism abound and our true nature is revealed. Yes, there have been reports of looting, but given the scale of the power outage, those reports are minimal in comparison to the reports of selfless giving and love.

The Power of Pro Bono: How DataKind Helped Prepare NYC for Hurricane Sandy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Natural disasters, with good reason, often encourage people to volunteer. Especially in their own neighborhoods, those less affected are driven to lend a hand to their less fortunate peers.

Hurricane Hero: Utah Man, 80, Volunteers To Help Sandy Victims

Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact

Vern Gillmore, 80, isn't just sending money or supplies to help those affected by the Hurricane Sandy megastorm -- he's delivering himself. The Uta...