How to Help Sandy Victims in New York and New Jersey

A number of Delawareans have asked how they can help victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.  A check with officials in each location turned up these suggestions:

  • Do not send donations of old clothing.  Emergency officials are not equipped to launder, sort, warehouse, or distribute such items.  
  • Cash donations are needed.  Necessary items can be purchased locally or regionally and distributed to people in need.  
  • Donations to the American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries or Salvation Army can be made online.
  • Companies wishing to make donations to New York should go to and click on the box “Companies Looking to Make Donations to Sandy victims.
  • Those wanting to assist victims in New Jersey can make donations to the New Jersey Relief Fund.  Click on to make online donations via a credit card.  Checks can also be mailed to New Jersey Relief Fund, P.O. Box 95, Mendham, NJ 07945-0095.