Natural Disaster Recovery Efforts

Help National FFA Chapters and Communities Recover from Hurricane Sandy

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, rendering many homeless and in need of all kinds of assistance.

The National FFA Organization understands that many are wondering how fellow FFA members and chapters have been affected by the hurricane and how they can help.

Below you will find a list of various organizations that would be grateful for your help.


American Red Cross
The organization is accepting donations for its Hurricane Sandy relief fund via its website. You can also call 1-800-REDCROSS to donate, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The organization is also asking people to donate blood.

Best Friends Animal Society

Children’s Hunger Fund

City Harvest

Community Foodbank of New Jersey

Convoy of Hope
The Convoy of Hope is currently packing numerous tractor-trailer loads of supplies with a tremendous remaining need. The list of things they need: any ready to eat food/meals, beverages, cleaning products, hygiene items, baby products, first aid kits, paper products, contractor grade trash bags, trash cans, mops and brooms, plastic storage bins with lids, powdered milk, ice chests, blankets, sterilite containers with lids, hand can openers, and clothing (warm socks, winter gloves, winter hats).

Feed the Children

Feeding America
Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that is working to distribute to the storm’s victims. To donate, access the link above, or call 1-800-910-5524.

The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Foodshare

Goodwill

Hope for the Warriors

K.I.D.S.

Rebuilding Together

Salvation Army
To help with volunteering or with an online food drive, please visit www.yougivegoods.com. Donations can also be sent to P.O. Box 3170, Union, NJ 07083 with NJ Hurricane Sandy Relief in the memo line. The Salvation Army also has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas.

Save the Children
Save the children is working to provide relief to families and their children along the East Coast.

United Way
Contributions to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund will be used by local United Way organizations along the Eastern Seaboard, including United Way of Northern New Jersey, to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane.

Volunteer Match
Log on to volunteermatch.org, plug in where you want to provide help and you will find a place to match your skills with the need of your friends and neighbors.

World Vision
World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane.