Hurricane Sandy

On October 29, 2012, the Atlantic was hit by Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic storm ever. It was also the second costliest storm, behind Hurricane Katrina. All New York/New Jersey theater was cancelled on October 28th. New Jersey piers and New York City subway systems were under water. East River overflowed. Battery Park was covered at least 13 ft. in water. The MTA reported that damage done by Hurricane Sandy is the worst in the system’s 108 year history. At least 18 people in New York City died as a result of the storm. However, Broadway shows resumed performances starting on October 31st.

Even though Broadway is back, MTA service is back up, and schools have reopened, millions of New York and New Jersey residents are still suffereing. Even those in the Broadway community are sufferring. Here are some ways you can help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

-Donate to the Red Cross. Go to , call 800-Red-Cross or text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

-Donate to the Salvatian Army. Go to .

-Donate to Feeding America. Donations can be made at or calling 800-910-5524.

-Donate to AmeriCares. To donate, go to .

-Donate to World Vision. World Vision is distributing clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and food. Go to to make a donation.

-Donate to Save the Children. Save the Children is providing relief to families. Go to to make a donation.

-Donate blood! To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

-If you’re in the NY/NJ area, see a show! Off Broadway houses were heavily damaged and without power for several days in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Help keep those shows open!

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