Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged New Yorkers in an e-mail Wednesday to volunteer their time to help others who are less fortunate, particularly those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
“As New Yorkers, we have a lot to give thanks for this year—our communities have stood together to withstand the challenges unleashed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, thousands of our neighbors are still suffering without power, and in many cases, without homes. Volunteers are still desperately needed.
“If you are able to help with relief efforts for those in need on Staten Island, Long Island, in the Rockaways and other hard-hit communities, please click here for a list of volunteer resources. If you or someone you know is in need of help, you can also get information about food and water distribution centers, shelters, heat centers, and other storm related resources from the City of New York.
“The recovery isn’t finished yet—for some communities it has hardly begun—but I know that with everybody pitching in, we can get all of our neighbors back on their feet. I hope you are able to share in the season’s spirit of giving, service and compassion, and are extended the same kindness in return.
“Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.”