In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the hard work of rebuilding communities and helping victims has only just begun. In order to make the largest impact possible for these communities and individuals, Indiegogo has made a commitment to non-profits like the Red Cross, and the crowd has been quick to respond. Below are just a few of the inspiring campaigns being run to pitch-in in the aftermath of Sandy:
HONY & Tumblr Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser
Location: New York, New York
Humans of New York, a popular blog that documents the people of New York City’s melting pot, is teaming up with Tumblr to raise money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Their campaign also aims to tell the stories of the victims of Hurricane Sandy as well as the first responders who came to help. Their awesome perks include everything from limited edition tote bags to a personal photo shoot.
Power Rockaways Resilience
Location: New York, New york
A group of engineers and planners who love to surf the Rockaways have already started providing solar cell energy to those without power on the hard-hit barrier island. Now, they are fundraising to scale up their operation as winter closes in on New York.
NYC Food Truck Association – Sandy Outreach
Location: New York, New York
The New York City Food Truck Association (NYCFTA) partnered with Jet Blue to provide hot meals to those who lost power in the storm, and they invited everyone to join in by crowdfunding their effort. In less than a week, they ran TWO highly successful campaigns that raised over $50,000.
Rebuild the Rescue Ink Shelter
Location: Long Beach, New York
Rescue Ink, a non-profit animal shelter that fights against animal abuse and neglect, was badly damaged during the hurricane. The animals are all safe in foster homes, but the owners want to get their shelter back into action quickly and are running a campaign to do so!
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Hurricane Sandy Comfort Campaign
Location: New York City, New York
Tory Johnson is leading her Spark & Hustle team in a campaign to help relieve residents in the hardest hit areas of NY and NJ. As Thanksgiving approaches, they have already raised over $55,000 on Indiegogo. Their original goal was $1,o00.
Staten Island Marathon for Sandy Relief
Location: Staten Island, New York
The New York Marathon may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped this pair for running a marathon of their own — a crowdfunding one to raise money for the rebuilding of Staten Island. Contributions will go to the Carl V. Bini Memorial Foundation.
Hurricane Sandy Victim: Viral ‘Shark Photo Guy’
Location: Birmingham, New Jersey
New York, I Got Your Back
Location: San Francisco, California
Some crowdfunding love for the East Coast from the West Coast. This campaign is raising money for Rebuilding Together NYC, a non-profit committed to helping recovery from Hurricane Sandy. All contributions $25 of higher will receive the awesome t-shirt pictured below.
School Supplies for Sandy Students
Location: Oceanside, New York
Alumni of the Oceanside School District in Long Island are reuniting to help rebuild the schools they graduated from and provide students with supplies.
SouperVan – Hurricane Sandy Outreach
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
A food truck usually based at Rutgers University has been busily providing free meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy and first responders. Every $5 contributed means another free meal can be served. Help make sure there’s no, “No soup for you!”
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