“I was lucky and didn’t suffer loss. Some of my friends weren’t so lucky. They’re having a hard time right now, and I intend to help them however I can. I would hope that anyone reading this would consider helping out as well. There are several obvious ways to do this, most notably through the Red Cross. But since I know many of the TBers are animal lovers, I will suggest a few other options. First, The Humane Society has set up a relief fund; consider making a donation there. Second, there were two aquariums affected by the storm, and while I’m not certain as to their current status, they are most certainly still in need of help.”
Updated w/new links from Jodi Ettenberg and Justin Lancy:
WNYC Newsroom: How to Help | Sandy Recovery
For people not in the NYC / Tri-State Area who want to donate, here is a link to list of groups who are assisting in the relief effort, vetted by Charity Navigator.