Recovery Projects for Hurricane Sandy

The Volunteer Center is identifying volunteer opportunities to aid communities impacted by Super Storm Sandy. We are working closely with our local partner agencies and national HandsOn Network to ensure a coordinated response. Please note that volunteers are always needed for emergencies throughout the year. If you are not able to volunteer for this disaster there are many other nonprofit agencies that can use you help throughout the year, including emergency response organizations, search and rescue organzations and relief organizations.

All hands-on volunteer projects related to Hurricane Sandy can be found here.

You might also want to consider supporting one or more of the Thanksgiving holiday opportunities in the region. With many families struggling for food and/or clothing there is going to be a critical need for holiday drives to be successful this year.
For a listing of our seasonal projects click here.

If you are a nonprofit agency that needs volunteers for your recovery efforts please either submit your volunteer opportunties via your administrative profile or contact us by clicking here.

Neighbor to Neighbor

Sometimes the biggest impact comes from the powerful force of a neighbor helping another neighbor.  Here is a listing of some of those efforts.  Let us know if you have one by telling us on Facebook or on Twitter so that we can further publicize it, or email.  

The listings are by town/city/community.

The Greenburgh Police Benevolent Association will continue to contribute to the on-going relief effort for those in our area that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. From now until December 5th the PBA will be collecting items to take down to the Rockaways (Queens) on December 6th. You can drop off items to be donat...
ed at the Greenburgh Police Headquarters, 188 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains, NY at any time. Just notify the desk Officer and drop your items by the garage bays. For large donations please call 914-682-5334 or the Police Desk at 914-682-5331.

Items needed in the Rockaways: Please drop off these items only. Items not listed will not be used.

Cleaning supplies bleach etc, mops, buckets
Thick blankets
Space heaters
Winter jackets
Hygiene supplies toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, baby wipes & hand sanitizer
Baby diapers
Bottled water
Canned foods-please check expiration dates before drop off
Heavy duty garbage bags
Work gloves


Hastings Fire Department Collection for Staten Island: Collecting bottled water, jackets, sweatshirts and blankets. Deliver to Protection Firehouse, Warburton Ave. Hastings


Community Center of Northern Westchester (at 84 Bedford Road): Foods needed: dry beans, rice (small bags pls) canned tuna, shelf-stable milk, baby food, juice, diapers.  Check out their profile and other volunteer opportunities here.

New Rochelle

Hope Community Services had to throw out all the food they had after Sandy hit since they lost power.  For those whose lives were already perilous prior to the storm, things are even more precarious.  Help them replenish their stock of food (no glass containers):
old cuts
Shelf-stable milk (32-oz. or 8-oz. box)
Granola bars
Peanut butter (plastic containers only, please)
Jelly (plastic squeeze bottles, please)
Meal-In-A-Can: Spaghetti O's & Chef Boyardee
Cheese or Peanut Butter Filled Cracker Packs
Baby Formula (ready mixed)

Drop off food at
HOPE, 50 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle HOURS: 10 am to 3 pm.

Putnam Valley

The Putnam Valley Fire Department is accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Drop off site will be at the Putnam Valley Fire Department located at (12 Canopus Hollow Road, Putnam Valley NY) on the following days/times: Sunday – November 25th from 9am to 12noon
Tuesday November 27th at 7pm to 10pm The following items are needed;

  • Baby items; wipes, diapers (all sizes), formula, bottles, powder.

  • Non perishable food; granola/cereal/protein bars, canned foods, juices, water, Gatorade.

  • Toiletries; tooth paste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper

  • Cleaning Supplies – Bleach, Pinesol, scrub brushes, heavy duty garbage bags

  • First Aid Supplies /Tylenol, Advil, Motrin.

  • Can Openers

  • Gift type cards that can be used anywhere – ie: gas, food.

  • Flash lights, batteries

  • Work gloves, waterproof gloves

  • Face Masks

  • Rubber Boots

Should you have questions, please contact the office at 845-526-2879.