HOPE worldwide Mobilizing Volunteers to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Monday, 05 November 2012 13:03

HOPE worldwide's Community Service Division is actively responding to the disaster Hurricane Sandy. Immediately following the storm, volunteers from HOPE worldwide's Central Jersey and Tri-State Chapters began assisting in disaster relief efforts with our partners, including the American Red Cross.

To date nearly 400 volunteers have been mobilized to assist with volunteer intake, registration, training and deployment across the region. “I want to thank all of our volunteers who are serving alongside our American Red Cross partners to help those who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy," said Antonio Boyd, Vice President of Community Services. "In addition, I am grateful for the many individuals who have expressed a desire to serve. We are committed to protecting our neighbors and helping them rebuild after the storm.” For all those on the ground, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please help keep us updated on how you are doing by sending your stories and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Volunteer Opportunities
We are continually evaluating the situation and how HOPE worldwide can best help. We are currently focusing our efforts on providing volunteers to assist our partners with their response services. Housing for out-of- state volunteers is very limited therefore we are planning to first utilize our local volunteers to help with HOPE worldwide's response before deploying additional volunteers. To apply to serve with HOPE worldwide's Disaster Corps in the case of need of additional volunteers, please click here to download both the application and waivers.

Giving Opportunities
Unfortunately we are not able to accept donations or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies. The cost to sort, package and distribute these types of donations to disaster victims is usually greater than the cost of purchasing the items locally, and it is logistically impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in a meaningful and equitable way.

Our current needs assessment indicates that the deployment of local HOPE worldwide volunteers is the greatest way that we can help. While we are not currently collecting funds for Hurricane Sandy disaster response, HOPE worldwide's general needs fund allows the organization the flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs as they arise. If you would like to make a general donation to HOPE worldwide, please go to www.hopeww.org/donate.

 

 

UPDATE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012

HOPE worldwide is directing all volunteer inquiries and applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Currently, HOPE worldwide is accepting applications and will place volunteers at service sites as logistics are made clear. Please understand the need is constantly changing so details regarding site placement may take some time. HOPE worldwide is coordinating with the American Red Cross to mobilize volunteers.

 

 
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