The food bank, which began in 1975, distributes 39 million pounds of food annually, feeding 900,000 low-income people across New Jersey.
Phone: 908-355-3663, Ext. 243
Text: Make a $10 donation by text-messaging the word FEEDNJ to 80888.
Habitat for Humanity’s role in the recovery efforts is to evaluate the impact of Sandy on the thousands of homes that have been lost because of fire, flooding, and wind. Donations will provide resources to assess the current damage and develop plans for affordable housing in those areas.
Phone: 800-HABITAT (422-4828)
The Humane Society of the United States is sending animal rescue teams to areas to help pets that were left behind or stranded during the storm. About 15 million dogs, 14 million cats, and 1.5 million horses were in Sandy's path, Reuters has reported, and it has been a challenge to find accommodations for those pets.
The Humane Society is running two shelters and caring for more than 200 animals in the New York and New Jersey areas. The organization is also delivering pet food to shelters where families were able to keep their pets.