Sandy Relief Efforts

As New Jersey continues to deal with the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, members of the Rutgers community are organizing and finding ways to help heal our great state and surrounding communities.

There are many ways to aid the recovery. Whether it’s volunteering at shelters for people displaced by the storm, preparing meals for distribution, gathering needed supplies and clothing, or making a financial contribution, your help is needed and appreciated.

If you need help yourself, let people know, support is available.

Ways to Give

Donate and Volunteer

On the Rutgers–New Brunswick Campus, people can make monetary donations to American Red Cross relief efforts at the Student Activities Business Office and can drop off collected supplies at the Student Volunteer Office. Learn more.

A Student Life Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts page outlines other many ways to help those in need after the storm.

Contributing to scholarship and emergency funds through the Rutgers University Foundation is a great way to help students whose families were impacted by the storm.

On the Rutgers–Newark Campus, the Office of University-Community Partnerships' Hurricane Sandy Resource page lists many ways to donate, volunteer, and stay informed.

You can help Rutgers Against Hunger provide food for those impacted along the Jersey Shore and throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties by contributing to the group's “Rutgers Rallies for the Shore” online food drive.

The Rutgers University Alumni Association has put together a listing of specific ways to donate goods, funds, and time to recovery efforts.

Ways to Get Help

Academic Support for Affected Students

Academic Support For those students who have experienced hardships in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we urge you to avail yourselves of the academic assistance that is always available for our students.

Take advantage of academic support services, including those within your department or school, and make appointments to visit your professors to talk about issues you are having.

The academic support offices can help review your situation and craft a course of action. (Graduate students: seek help from your academic program or department.)

General Help and Information

Information on federal aid and response to the storm can be found at Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)'s Hurricane Sandy recovery site. 

NJ 2-1-1 has an extensive, searchable online database of resources. Or call 2-1-1 to get help finding local community agencies and services.

You can also follow at the state level, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management's storm response, track Department of Human Services efforts, and visits the Hurricane Sandy Information Center.

Check Back

In addition to checking the Rutgers Facebook page, please revisit this page as it continues to be updated.

If you are aware of university websites that can provide information on ways to help those in need, please let us know.