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.
How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
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.
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