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Superstorm Sandy Relief: List of Resources

National resources

The American Red Cross is urging immediate blood and platelet donations to support the blood needs of those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Go here to donate blood and platelets.

AFT fact sheet that focuses on protecting yourself during a cleanup of a flooded or storm-damaged building, along with tips on a cleaning approach and disposal of damaged material.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Returning Home After a Disaster: Be Healthy and Safe page.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Clean Up Safely After a Disaster page with links to overview and specific cleanup topics.—Find disaster assistance from dozens of federal agencies.

Disaster Information Management Research Center—Compilation of health-related resources.

Disaster Recover Steps--AFT fact sheet.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement—Psychological first aid documents for students and teachers, caregivers and disaster relief workers, and parents.

National Flood Insurance Program—Disaster Response Fact Sheet—Sponsored by FEMA,  a compilation of federal resources to help you before, during and after your home has been flooded, including an extensive guide "Repairing Your Flooded Home" from the American Red Cross and "After a Flood - The First Steps" from FEMA.

Union Plus—Assistance for Union Members Impacted by Superstorm Sandy page on how Union Plus program participants may qualify for grants.

United Way—United Way Superstorm Sandy Recovery Fund page.

State resources


Connecticut FEMA page

New Jersey

New Jersey FEMA page

Hurricane Response and Recovery page for New Jersey

AFL-CIO—Superstorm Sandy Resources for New Jersey Residents

Working Families United For New Jersey—At NJ Sandy Resources, you can search for things like open gas stations, tips on coming back to your home after a flood, and what to do in a water emergency.

New Jersey Department of Labor—Disaster unemployment information

New Jersey Department of Health—Tips for getting prescriptions filled

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs—How to Avoid Disaster-Related Scams

Fuel finder— is offering an online fuel finder for New Jersey and New York. Go to

Volunteer New Jersey—Agencies looking for volunteers may register their needs, and volunteers willing to assist in relief efforts may search for opportunities at This statewide database is maintained by the Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers and the Governor's Office of Volunteerism. You may also call your local food bank or American Red Cross chapter to learn of other volunteer opportunities.

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New York

New York FEMA page

AFL-CIO—Superstorm Sandy Resources for New York Residents

New York City—food, blanket and water distribution locations

New York State United Teachers—resource sheet

United Federation of Teachers—website has Superstorm Sandy information for UFT members

Fuel finder— is offering an online fuel finder for New Jersey and New York. Go to

NYC Central Labor Council— Facebook page and website are posting updates. Follow on Twitter at @centrallabornyc for the latest news. If you or any members require assistance, call at 212-604-9552.