NYC Resources for Hurricane Sandy Victims or Volunteers

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday November 12, 2012


The Nyack College New York City campus Office of Student Development shares the following resources for people who need help or want to help others as a result of Hurricane Sandy.


The Red Cross:

Disaster Assistance:

National Hurricane Center Outreach:

Center for Disease Control:



Hot Food Locations:

Food, Water, and Blanket Distribution:

Warming Centers:

Emergency Shelters:

Medical Van Locations: 

If you cannot return home and have immediate housing needs, text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

Counseling Resources

Nyack College NYC students, please visit the counseling office at B-213, or call x7705 if they are experiencing stress related to the hurricane and its aftermath or email:

Paul Schwartz, LCSW, MA 

Melinda Welsh, Counseling Intern 

Kesy Yoon, Counseling Intern 

Nicoleta Floroiu, Counseling Intern

NYC Counseling:

1-800-LIFENET (English)

1-877-AYUDESE (Español)

1-877-990-8585 (Korean and Chinese)

1-800-LIFENET (All other languages)

1-212-982-5284 (TTY)

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990

St. Vincent’s Crisis Center Hotline: (212) 604-8220 ( English), (212) 604-8261 (Español)

Metropolitan Support Center: (212) 423-6262 (English and Spanish)

NYC Office of Emergency Management: 



Food Donations

City Harvest:

Food Bank:

Met Council:

Monetary Donations

Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC:

Clothing and Goods Donations

Catholic Charities:

Housing Works: 

Salvation Army: 

Volunteer Opportunities

New York Cares:

New York City Coalition Against Hunger:

Red Hook Initiative:

New York Blood Center:

Red Cross:

WJA of New York:


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