Hurricane Sandy Relief

The day after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, I was on the phone with my good friend Nora, whom I went to art school with in California.  We have lived in New York for pretty much the same amount of time of 11 years.  We were both born and raised in California, just a mile away from each other.  Nora is still in New York and luckily didn’t lose power or water in Brooklyn.

Nora, who is always so intuitive, tells me what I couldn’t put into words:

I know, Honey. One part of you is relieved that you didn’t go through this by being over there. The other part of you just wants to be here.

She hit the nail on the head.

There is something so powerful about being a New Yorker.  There is such connection and unification with unbelievable fortitude in crisis and in triumph in those wonderful five boroughs and its people.

As I acknowledge this large magnetic pull to be there, I know I can help in other powerful ways and so can you.

The Red Cross has a few methods of donating. Donate online, donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations online and by texting STORM to 80888

Team Rubicon has dispatched response teams of Veterans to clear debris. Team Rubicon is seeking online donations to purchase chainsaws and supplies.

Food Bank For New York City is taking donations on their website. You can also text FBNYC to 50555

Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City is taking hurricane relief contributions to support relief efforts.

The Humane Society and The American Humane Association are accepting online donations to further their animal recovery efforts.

If you have other organizations that can be added to this list, let us know in the comments below.

East Coast get well. I love you. I especially love how fast you get your sh*t together. 



  1. Awwwww baby!! You are a New Yorker, you are and will always be
    here with us! I love you and miss you so much! It hurts, but I’m beyond
    proud and above beyond happy for you. I’ll be in LA in 1 week for an
    Awesome birthday for a 3 year old. Can’t wait to see you <3