Donation scams abound, let's face it, so please be careful!! And many nations were harmed by this autumn hurricane-turned-nor'easter. If you'd like to help, The Red Cross, Salvation Army, and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster where you can help by state.
You can even text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
The White House website has several suggestions for helping survivors, and I have to say I really like the way they worded that. How to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy
Personally, I'm all for helping on the local level, but then I'm in one of the states directly affected by Sandy. Any way you can help, it'll be welcomed.