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Help Now NYC


    Help Now NYC provides information about ways individuals and organizations can help those affected by disasters.

How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Maria

You can support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. For additional updates and information, visit FEMA's Hurricane Harvey webpage, FEMA's Hurricane Irma webpage and FEMA's Hurricane Maria webpage.


Making a financial contribution to a volunteer agency involved in disaster relief is the best way of helping people in need after a disaster.

Donate cash:

The City encourages donation of items that are critically needed for recovery. For more information visit the Hurricane Maria Relief page.


The City will work with the Mayor of San Juan to make sure that New York City employees who wish to volunteer will be able to do so. Once it is determined which skill sets are needed from volunteers, the City will connect those employees to organizations already working on the ground. 

If you wish to volunteer in response, visit this link to find NVOAD members taking volunteers. Note: many organizations prefer or require affiliated volunteers, rather than unaffiliated volunteers.

More Resources

Visit the following websites to find out how you can aid the response to these storms: