Tagged: hurricane sandy

Everyone Chip In, Please: Crowdfunding Sandy

Big-hearted Americans always rush to give money after a disaster. Just how much and how fast is often determined by technology. After the earthquake in Haiti, texting small donations, for example, became a new standard practice. This time around, Hurricane Sandy has shown crowdfunding websites are a simple tool for quick response giving. Anyone can… Read More

How New York’s Tech Scene Is Helping the City Rebuild

Each time the Empire City has been faced with a disaster — whether natural or otherwise — New Yorkers have shown remarkable resilience, rallying together to help affected communities, organizing food and clothing drives, opening their doors to friends and neighbors less fortunate and beginning the long process of rebuilding. The response to Hurricane Sandy… Read More

GoFundMe Hurricane Sandy Relief: $400,000 from 5,000 Donors in 8 Days (and counting)

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$400,000 in donations from 5,000 people in just 8 days.  Crowdfunding portal GoFundMe continues to have a big impact on the lives of Hurricane Sandy victims.  Their dedicated Hurricane Sandy relief page has been busy. Some of the stories people are sharing are just heart wrenching.  Here is a selection of quotes: From “Help Strauss… Read More

Crowdfunding Poised to Streamline Relief Donations After Major Disasters

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  It is becoming clear that Hurricane Sandy has had an astonishing impact on the eastern seaboard of the US.  Dozens are dead.  New York officials estimate that up to 40,000 people were left homeless by the storm.  The FEMA trailers made famous in the wake of Hurricane Katrina could be on their way back… Read More

Deal Focus: Hurricane Sandy Relief

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This deal focus is not really focusing on a single deal today. With the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy dominating the news, this catastrophe was too great to ignore. Unless you are in isolation you have seen the overwhelming photos of the damage the Hurricane has caused. Soon after the most violent winds passed the twitter… Read More

HelpersUnite Waives Operating Fees for Hurricane Sandy Help

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In an effort to help expedite relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, donation-based crowdfunding portal HelpersUnite is waiving operating fees for victims of the now-infamous storm.  From their web site:    HelpersUnite is a platform that enables you to raise money to support disaster victims, charitable causes or entrepreneurial initiatives.   For a set time… Read More