Keith Tidball, Cornell Cooperative Extension disaster education program director, advises those of the Cornell community to reach out to Hurricane Sandy victims by donating cash to meet their specific needs. Tidball, who works with the disaster-aid relief group National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) says we can help by donating cash through the group’s website. Donations will go toward specific needs in affected areas.

The Cornell Disaster Relief and Outreach website also has links to organizations where you can make donations.

Click here to read more about Tidball and get more tips on helping disaster victims.

 

Here is a WHCU 870 AM News Talk article link entitled CCE Providing Statewide Disaster Relief Effort
Please follow the below link to reach the page.

http://whcu870.com/CCE-Providing-Statewide-Disaster-Relief-Effort/14670733?

 

More recently, Tidball has explained in an NBC news pieceĀ  how elected officials are often frustrated with the lack of timely and sufficient help from outside institutions such as the Red Cross, as evident in Staten Island’s cry for help. Especially in New York City that has gone through so much, lessons from past hurricanes and the emergence of social media has significantly improved disaster relief efforts.

Click here to read more on Tidball’s advice and help for Staten Island on the NBC website.

 

 

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