Students at the Marino Center

Hurricane Sandy

We encourage all members of the Northeastern community who are interested in participating in Hurricane Sandy relief and volunteer efforts to attend an event on Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm in the Sacred Space in Ell Hall. This will serve as an opportunity to connect and reflect upon this disaster, and also to discuss ways that we can bring critical aid to affected communities. 

Various student organizations have expressed interest in holding drives, and the Campus Activities Office is assisting student groups in their efforts to create programming to raise awareness and  relief funds for those in need. If your student group would like to participate in these efforts, please call the Campus Activities Office at 617.373.2642.

We will update this site with information as it becomes available, including volunteer opportunities for those living in or near highly affected areas.  Be sure to check back regularly.  You may also follow @NUStudentLife on Twitter for additional announcements.

 Here is an initial list of places where you can help, which will be continually updated in the coming days:

AmeriCares is providing water, family emergency kits, medicine and other relief supplies to communities across the East Coast. To donate, visit 

The Red Cross is accepting donations that will help provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the storm. The organization is also seeking donations to make up for blood drives canceled due to the storm. To donate, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Salvation Army mobile food units and shelters along the East Coast are working to supply thousands in the most heavily hit areas with food, clean-up kits and emotional care. Donors can contribute by visiting or through text message by sending the word STORM to 80888 and giving $10. Confirm your donation with the word “Yes.”


For our students living or working in the New York City area:


Food Bank For New York City is delivering food throughout the city and is seeking donations and volunteers who can help them meet growing food needs as a result of the storm. To donate or volunteer, visit


New York Blood Center has lost 4,500 units of blood due to cancellations so far and is urging people to donate blood for those in the New York/New Jersey area. To donate, call 800-933-2566 or visit


The NYC Service website lists ways to donate cash, goods and services and offers a volunteer signup link. The site also lists NYC Department of Parks & Recreation locations that are organizing cleanup and need volunteers. For details, visit

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

Download this list of Hurricane Sandy Relief Options from Northeastern University's Center of Community Service.