Community Service

Sandy: How You Can Help

Sandy's Impact

Super-storm Sandy is currently on pace to become one of the most costly storms of all time with many communities across the Eastern United States impacted by record floods, strong winds, and deep snows. The historic storm surge along the Mid-Atlantic Coast destroyed many landmarks, but also many homes. In an effort to help those facing the destruction brought by the storm, including some that are a part of the greater Lehigh family, the Community Service Office has compiled a list of different agencies collecting funds to help those impacted by this powerful storm. We know this is only the first step in a full recovery, but it is only by taking one step at a time that normalcy finally returns. We hope you take a second and help one of the agencies listed below. Those in need will forever be thankful for your donation.

Please note, at this time, financial donations are the best way to make a difference in the area impacted by the storm.

Do you or your group want to be involved in Lehigh's efforts? Please fill out our interest form below.

Relief Efforts Interest Form

List of Agencies Collecting Donations:

American Red Cross

Phone Number: 800-733-2767
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
Donation Website

Salvation Army

Phone Number: 800-725-2769
Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10
Donation Website

American Humane Association

Phone Number: 866-242-1877
Text HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10
Donation Website

Humane Society of the United States

Phone Number: 301-258-8276
Donation Website

Habitat for Humanity

Phone Number: 800-422-4828 - Press "0" when Prompted
Organization Website

Community Foodbank of New Jersey

Phone Number: 908-355-3663 - Extension 243 when Prompted
Organization Website

Feeding America

Phone Number: 800-910-5524
Organization Website

Catholic Charities USA

Phone Number: 800-919-9338
Organization Press Release
Organization Website


Phone Number: 800-486-4357
Donation Website

New York Cares

Phone Number: 212-228-5000
Donation Website

Direct Relief International

Phone Number: 805-964-4767
Text RELIEF to 27722 to donate $10
Donation Website

New York Mayor's Fund

Donation Website

World Vision

Phone Number: 888-511-6443
Text GIVEUSA to 777444 to donate $10
Donation Website

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Phone Number: 800-554-8583
Text RESPONSE to 80888 to donate $10
Organization Website

Jewish Federations of North America

Phone Number: 800-554-8583
Text RELIEF to 51818 to begin donation by text process
Donation Website

• Donation information provided by NBC, and can be found in full here