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November 1st, 2012 by Janelle | Model News
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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, millions on the East Coast have been left without food, shelter or power. Though the worst of the bad weather has passed, there are still numerous people in need of assistance. There are a myriad of ways for you to help out; whether that means donating funds, or something as simple as giving a little bit of your time. Our hearts are with everyone affected by Sandy, so here are some great ways you can pitch in and give back during this time of need.

Volunteer – Pitch in around your community and help those around you, apply to lend a hand to an organization like New York Cares ,  The Red Cross or the New York Food Bank. 

Give Blood – As a result of the hurricane, the blood supply has dwindled. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit Red Cross.org to schedule a blood and platelet donation.

Support Feeding America as they help to provide thousands of pounds of food and water to hurricane victims. Donate to Feeding America here. 

Support AmeriCares as they distribute relief supplies and first aid kits to those in need. Donate to AmeriCares here. 

Remember when donating, always be careful of who you’re giving money to. Charity Navigator provides a good tipsheet on how to avoid the unscrupulous while trying to give back.

Most importantly, stay safe and stay informed during this time period. The New York Times’ live updates on the situation are especially helpful. 

On a lighter note, you may have noticed that Models.com was down for the past two days due to the after effects of the hurricane. We’d like to thank you all for your patience and kind words during this time. 



  1. zhengwei says:

    Best wish to them,I want to help them

  2. Malinda Knowles says:

    I’ve also included on my blog a post about what Fashion Delivers is doing. Check it out: http://malindaknowles.net/2012/11/02/donate-to-victims-of-hurricane-sandy-through-fashion-delivers/

    You should tell people about that!

  3. Terry says:

    All my thoughts goes to the victims of Sandy…. Thanks Models.com for your call to donation to American organizations. BUT there are a LOT MORE victims of Sandy that don’t interest the mainstream media so much and they still DESPERATELY need everyone’s help… HAITI. DO NOT FORGET HAITI. If the situation there was not bad enough, Sandy made things even worse. A few websites were down, Wall Street was closed for 2 days, and many areas were damaged. This is sad, but people are dying everyday in Haiti, and no one seems to care. HELP THEM.

  4. Géraldine Martens says:

    All my best thoughts for them. They need our help and our love….



  6. Frankie Youje says:

    I lived the situation here in Washington, DC and maybe not as bad than NY and I know how everything went bad. I can’t forget and my thoughts goes to the victims of Sandy

    Follow me on Twitter. @Frankie_Youje

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