Charity of the Month for November 2012 - Lower East Side Recovers
Read why Abby picked the Lower East Side Recovers: I am so very grateful to be safe and that my family and friends are all safe too. I live in the Lower East Side of NYC where Hurricane Sandy hit pretty hard. We still have no power and no water. Just blocks away is still under water too. MANY folks downtown still need assistance. Lower East side Recovers is a local organization that not only accepts greatly needed financial donations, but also has volunteer opportunities to help out if you prefer and live in the area. They also provide easy ways for you to ask for assistance if you are a local and need help. Since this organization is so new, it is not a 501(3)(c) yet. If you are looking for something tax deductible, I also included the links to the Mayor's Fund and Food Bank NYC if you are more comfortable giving to them. Either way, if you can, please donate. The big apple in lower Manhattan really needs your help. Thank you! I am also grateful that EatSmart Products has so graciously given me the opportunity to give back to my community and these worthwhile organizations by having them be their November charity of the month!"This is a recovery organizing site for New York's Lower East Side in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at Occupy NYC and community organizations on the ground."