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November 8, 2012

Harlem residents in need of services after Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter or those who want to help storm victims are encouraged to contact the agencies below for more information:

Hurricane victims who need shelter, food or supplies should call 3-1-1 or visit the city’s website for a list of services available.

The NYC Service website has a comprehensive list of ways to donate cash, goods and services and offers a volunteer signup link for organizations that include Red Cross, the Food Bank and Salvation Army.

FEMA is using crowdsourcing to help classify building damage and accelerate the rate at which responders can create assessments. Volunteers view images and feed information to analysts who are supporting FEMA’s recovery efforts. To participate, visit sandy.locative.us.

Humane Society of the United States is on the ground in New Jersey and New York providing assistance to people who were forced to leave their homes and are caring for pets. To donate, visit humanesociety.org.

New York City Rescue Mission is housing evacuees and needs food, water and generators. For more information, visit nycrescue.org.

Citymeals-on-Wheels needs volunteers, some with cars, and funds to restock through the weekend. Call 212-687-1234 or e-mail Vivienne@citymeals.org to sign up.

North Shore Animal League America is taking in animals from shelters affected by flooding and also operating mobile rescue units to provide food, shelter and medical care. To donate or adopt a pet, visit animalleague.org.

AmeriCares is providing water, family emergency kits, medicine and other relief supplies to communities across the East Coast. For more information or to donate, visit americares.org.