Giving to Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy battered the east coast on Monday, October 29th with powerful wind gusts, storm surges that flooded coastal communities, and snow storms inland. The hurricane knocked down trees and power lines, which has left millions without power.1
Due to the breadth of the impact of Sandy it may be days or weeks before the full scale of the destruction is able to be assessed.
During hurricanes with heavy flooding, like Sandy, the initial focus is on providing victims with aid and ensuring that their immediate food and temporary housing needs are met. Later phases concentrate on rebuilding infrastructure, supporting lost jobs and creating disaster preparedness plans to reduce future risks.
Streamlined Hurricane Sandy Grant Recommendation Process
Established aid organizations in the United States are participating in relief efforts. We have confirmed American National Red Cross, Feeding America, Save the Children, and the Humane Society are providing aid in affected areas.
You can support these nonprofits through a streamlined grant recommendation process by selecting the organization name below. (Please note that volumes are high so the streamlined process may take time to load.)
|Organization||Address||Tax ID Number|
|PO BOX 37243
Washington, DC 20013
|88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
|27 South La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA 93117
|Attn: Donation Processing Center
PO Box 96749
Washington, DC 20090-6749
|2100 L. Street
NW, Washington, DC 20037
|54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
Please note that this does not represent a full list of organizations raising money for the relief efforts needed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Fidelity Charitable does not endorse these organizations, and provides this information for reference purposes only. All grant recommendations are subject to review and approval by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees.
Important Considerations When Giving to Disaster Relief Efforts
When giving locally, donors should review an organization's operational track record in disaster relief, relevant service capabilities and confirm that it can handle large donations.
Faith-based charitable organizations are often at the forefront of a local response. Particular houses of worship in the affected community or their denomination's related relief agency may be supporting the relief effort. For additional information about faith-based giving, contact your particular house of worship or its relief agency to learn more about its role in the rebuilding of communities before recommending a grant for this purpose.
American National Red Cross
In times of a domestic disaster, the American National Red Cross plays a particularly central role in coordinating and responding to the needs of those affected. In fact, while the Red Cross is independent from the government, it has been chartered by Congress since 1905 to have the power to respond to domestic and international disasters as well as the duty to the nation and disaster victims to do so.
1 The New York Times, Storm Barrels Through Region, Leaving Destructive Path, October 29, 2012.