Donations for Sandy relief

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Many in the Northeast are still without homes, electricity, food and water after Superstorm Sandy.

And while the government and volunteer workers have been working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, there is still a lot of cleanup and help needed in the area.

If you’d like to donate to help those hit by the storm, local and national charities are welcoming assistance. Bankrate has compiled a short list of local and national charities where your donations can help the people and animals in need.

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Local charities

  • Covenant House:
    The Newark, N.J., crisis center of Covenant House is caring for children evacuated from Atlantic City, N.J. They are in need of supplies such as gas, groceries, clothes, diapers, cots and monetary donations.

  • Food Bank for New York City:
    This is an organization working to feed those in New York City. The organization distributes food to more than 1,000 community-based programs citywide.

  • The Bowery Mission:
    This organization is helping feed, house and provide care for homeless and displaced New Yorkers, as well as at-risk youth.

  • North Shore Animal League:
    This is the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization and is on the ground assisting animals in need.

  • Animal Haven:
    Animal Haven finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The organization is in need of extra funds to replace all medications, vaccinations and supplies, and to care for additional animals transferred to them from evacuated and damaged shelters, according to their website.

National charities accepting donations for Sandy relief