As Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continue, we’ve received some amazing stories of caring from all corners of our route network that we’ll share in the coming days. Our customers have come together to raise more than $500,000 for the Red Cross through jetbluegives.org, and we’d encourage you to share the link and get more people involved. Remember, we’re giving donors six TrueBlue points for every dollar donated through jetbluegives.org through November 30, 2012.
Within the NY Metro area, our partnership with the New York City Food Truck Association continues. Today, they’re helping send four trucks to two different locations in the Rockaways. The trucks will be distributing another 4,000 free lunches to the heavily impacted Rockaways:
You can follow the New York City Food Truck Association on Twitter for additional details. If you want help contribute to their efforts yourself, go to their Sandy Outreach fundraising page to donate.
If you’re in need of help or want to volunteer:
We’ve also heard amazing requests from you on how much you want to help donate your time or resources to the effort. We’re humbled by the caring of our customers, but also understand from our partners that there’s more to an organized relief effort than donation of time and supplies. We’d encourage those that want to lend a hand to look into the below groups and work with existing organizations to have the greatest impact.
JetBlue: Rebuilding our community
New York Food Truck Association Sandy Outreach
Time Out New York’s “How to Help Out After Sandy”
American Red Cross
New York Cares
New Jersey’s Volunteer Emergency Response
Community Emergency Response Teams
The Humane Society
American Humane Association