Many are asking what they can do to specifically help the very hard hit Staten Island area. Here is a very thorough article published by the Staten Island Advance online that will give you some ideas.
The only cautionary note that I would like to add concerning the content of the article is the listing of the "Mayor's Fund to Advance the City of New York" hurricane fund as a potential source to donate money. I personally would not send funds to any person or group associated with the Mayor of New York (I have not been pleased with his handling of this situation from the start), so I am not about to encourage you to do so either.
If you wish to donate money, there are several other options listed within the article.
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