Follow these tips when thinking about ways to effectively volunteer or donate to the Hurricane Sandy response efforts.
· Volunteers are very beneficial to the response and recovery efforts after a disaster and are most effective when affiliating with a non-profit organization. Do not self-deploy to the affected areas. To register your interest, visit HandsOn Network. To find volunteer opportunities, visit Points of Light Disaster Volunteer Opportunities.
· The most effective donations after disasters are financial donations. Visit the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website to donate to those non-profit organizations that are active in disaster response.
· Additional information about Hurricane Sandy response efforts can be found at: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).