Heather and I will be updating GFY as usual today, but it seems weird to be completely focused on the frivolousness of celebrity outfits given the incredibly devastating effects of Sandy on the East Coast. To those of you who were in the path of the storm, we hope you are warm and dry and safe (and have a little juice on your phone to be reading this). Personally, I am in awe of the amazing first responders, firefighters, police, and all the nurses, doctors, and EMTs who bravely worked (and continue to work) so hard to keep people safe in incredibly challenging circumstances.
When Katrina happened, we curated a post with information about how to help, and we’d like to do that again. At the moment, the best bet seems to be — as it often is — the disaster relief fund at the American Red Cross (which also needs blood and platelet donations). Please give, if you can, and feel free to suggest other Sandy relief efforts in the comments. I will be continuing to update this post.
In terms of volunteering, for New York, it’s being suggested you register with NYC Service, but as Andrea points out in the comments, the site is often overwhelmed and they may need you to go through their Facebook page.
Time Out is putting together a great guide on how to donate and volunteer.
Everyone stay safe out there.