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The Philadelphia Vegetarian Social Club Message Board › Helping out with Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Helping out with Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

user 55444522
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 6
Hello everyone! Himanshu and I want to do something as a group to try and help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We were going to do a food drive or something and then donate it to the Red Cross but it turns out the Red Cross only wants cash. :(

Does anyone know of anything that we can do? Any organizations that you know of looking for volunteers or donations of some sort that isn't cash?
Group Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 54
Just saw this link, which may provide us with some brainstorming ideas as far as what we "can" do (pun intended... haha... yes, it's a serious situation, but we all need a laugh, right?).


Aside from the Red Cross and Salvation Army both of which seem to prefer cash donations, here are others that we can tie-in to, as far as vegetarian food relief goes.

Remember that there may be many victims who are vegetarian/vegan whose needs often get no spotlight or news coverage. And we as a group may find more motive to help with veg donations.

I say, let's start getting canned foods and other supplies and bring them at next several events. Once we have a sizable amount, we can drive over to a local center to drop it off. We "can" at least do that much, if not more! We aren't totally helpless.


Feeding America – Feeding America is securing food, water and other supplies for Hurricane Sandy’s victims. To learn more about Feeding America and its disaster relief operations, or to donate to the organization, please visit Donations can also be accepted by calling 800-910-5524.

Americares – This nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization is preparing emergency kits for families affected by the hurricane. Designate your gift to the ‘U.S. Disaster Relief Fund’ at­

Philabundance – While it’s not guaranteed that your donation will go directly to a Hurricane Sandy victim, the Philadelphia nonprofit is currently facing a critical food shortage. You can donate to the organization at

Jersey Cares - Anyone who wants to volunteer in NJ can use this link as a resource or call 1-800-JERSEY7.

National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster – This non-profit organization is also offering ways to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. For more information visit:
user 55444522
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 8
Sounds good. I see that you noted the canned food for tomorrow, so thank you. :)
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