UPDATED: The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund established in New York City

(UPDATED Nov. 1) The local United Way organizations serving communities impacted by the devastating forces of Hurricane Sandy have formed The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address immediate and long-term recovery needs created by the storm.

Visit UWSandyRecovery.org to donate to the Fund. You can also use your phone to text RECOVERY to 52000 to make a $10 donation.

United Way of the Mid-South (here in the Greater Memphis area) will forward your donations to The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund if you wish to send them to our offices at 6775 Lenox Center Court, Memphis TN 38115. If sending a donation through our offices in Memphis, please clearly indicate that the donation is to be used for The United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund in the memo section of the check. Thank you.

(The text below comes from United Way of America and United Way Worldwide)

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund Established
With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seabord and throughout the Northeast have established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address intermediate and long-term recovery efforts. United Way of New York City will manage the regional fund.

2-1-1s and Hurricane Sandy: Connect with Human Services as well as Volunteer Opportunities
Hurricane Sandy, potentially one of the largest and worst storms of the century, battered countless United Way communities. United Way 2-1-1 information and referral lines to help people seeking nonprofit assistance have been activated by Governors or State Offices of Emergency Management in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina. Please encourage your family and friends affected by this storm to reach out to United Way 2-1-1 for assistance, and whether people are affected or not, 2-1-1 can help connect people with volunteer opportunities. Click here to connect with your 2-1-1 online and follow @211us on Twitter.

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