Updated September 7 at noon
Julie emailed this morning:
I just made a donation to the American Red Cross, but was wondering if there were other ways that I can help the victims of flooding.
We've collected a few ways after the jump. We're sure there are others -- so, if you know of way to help, please share it.
United Way volunteers
The United Way of the Greater Capital Region is taking donations for Irene relief and organizing volunteers.
Red Cross volunteers
The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is always looking for volunteers, and offers classes on how to become a disaster relief volunteer.
Labor for Your Neighbor
The Cuomo admin is organized volunteers over Labor Day weekend and it looks like it may do so again. It's also directing donations to the United Way.
There's a Windham Rebuild fund to assist the town.
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
The food bank is accepting donations of bottled water and non-perishables via Sunmark Federal Credit Union and Hannaford. It's also accepting donations via text: "Make a donation to the Food Bank for Hurricane Relief. Text RFB to 20222 to make a $5 donation to the Regional Food Bank. Be sure to reply YES when you are asked to confirm. Messaging and data rates may apply."
The supermarket chain is accepting donations at its registers.
Help for farmers
FarmieMarket and All Good Bakers are raising money for local farmers affected by flooding.
A group of people have created Upstate America t-shirts to raise money for recovery efforts, and to show solidarity with people upstate.
+ There's a WEXT-organized benefit concert at Valentine's September 9. $7
+ There's a Rock to Rebuild concert for Schoharie County at McGeary's on September 22. $10
+ A bunch of NYC-based musicians have put together a benefit album for upstate flood recovery.
Matt Baumgartner has started a Jumpin' Jack's recovery fund.
(Thanks, Siobhan and others)
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