How You Can Help: Hurricane Sandy Relief


We at ACTion Alexandria hope that you are safe at home and with friends or family. Unfortunately, over a hundred thousand Northern Virginians lost power and too many had trees fall on their homes or cars. The entire East Coast was devastated by Hurricane Sandy - most notably in New Jersey and New York.

In times like these, it's important to band together and help those gravely affected by a natural disaster like this one. Below are ways that you can help families across the region:

  • To help fellow Virginians, donate to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Craig Newark of craigconnects and Craig's List is matching the next $25,000 donated to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through 5 charities already providing relief at Crowdrise
  • You can also sign up to volunteer locally with Volunteer Alexandria by contacting them at or 703-836-2176
  • Team Rubicon has teams of highly skilled military veterans working with local authorities responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in communities from Washington, D.C., to Boston

If you know of any other local or regional nonprofits helping relief efforts, please mention them in the comments and we'll add them to the list. 


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