Clean-up and rescue efforts resume in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. A number of states were hit incredibly hard, and at IAVA we’re doing our best to keep you updated with best-in-class resources and updates. If you have any questions, concerns or recommended resources, please email us at email@example.com  or tweet at us @IAVA .
IAVA has case managers standing by to assist veterans  and their families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
If you're looking to connect with other vets who have been affected by the storms, or just looking for a place to meet with vets who know where you're coming from, head to the Sandy Thread  in Community of Veterans  (COV), IAVA's social network exclusively for vets of Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you have urgent needs we have case managers standing by to assist. Go here  to connect with our case management team.
IAVA has also partnered  with the Veterans Crisis Line to provide IAVA's membership with direct and immediate access to mental health professionals. Add the Veterans Crisis Line number to your phone, it only takes a second: 1-800-273-8255 press 1 for veterans or text "838255" for support.
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. They have set up a disaster relief fund as well as process disaster relief requests for post-9/11 vets and service members. They have already funded food, lodging, home repairs, gas, clothing and other basic needs and have full time dedicated case workers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org  for more information.
NYC VA UPDATES
Updates  on the still-closed Manhattan VA hospital (as of 11/6/12).
If you need emergency shelter, you can download the Red Cross Hurricane app , visit the Red Cross web site , or check your local media outlets. You should also register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website , a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies.
If you’re not in an affected area, please consider donating blood. To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org  or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
NEW YORK CITY
Live in the Northeast and want to volunteer to help families recover from Hurricane Sandy now? Click here  to send your name, contact info and availability to our IAVA coordination center so we can help you make a difference.