It's hard to know what YOU can do to help in a disaster such as this, a friend of mine pulled together this great list of links and where you can donate for Hurricane Relief, volunteer information and information for some specific areas. Choose them all or choose what works for you (obviously there are many more but these are a good start!)...
Occupy Sandy Donations
Red Hook Recovers
Lower East Side Recovers
Brooklyn Based : How to Help
Brokelyn: How to Help
Food Not Bombs: Sandy Relief
The Week: How to Help
Art in America: Chelsea Galleries Hit Hard by Storm
Free Showers and Exercise at New York Sports Clubs
If anyone has a good list for New Jersey let me know and I would be happy to post it!
Be Safe and reach out!