Margaret Polaneczky, MD

Margaret Polaneczky, MD
New York City, New York, USA
December 17
I practice medicine, cook and wax prolific in NYC. You can also read me at, where I've been blogging since 2006.


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NOVEMBER 4, 2012 11:57PM

Hurricane Sandy Relief – Time to Pay it Forward

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If, like me, you are feeling blessed and grateful that you made it through the storm last week unscathed, here are just a few websites to find opportunities to volunteer your time and resources to help those less who were less fortunate.

  • Red Cross -They are seeking medically credentialed volunteers to support NYC Shelters. If you’d like to volunteer, Email Other interested shelter volunteers can register here. To donate $, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Here’s a list of shelters and Food and water distribution sites in NYC. Share them with those in need.
  • NYC Service  - Lots of volunteer opportunities posted at this site.
  • New York Cares – Register and find opportunities to help
  • Village Voice has a list of restaurants donating proceeds to sandy Relief, as well as multiple opportunities to donate and volunteer
  • Occupy Sandy – The Wall Street group has regrouped for service.  Interactive map for volunteer locations and need.
  • Hudson River Park – clean up planned Nov 10.
  • Van Cortland Park Clean Up Nov 9
  • Report downed trees here or call 311.
Add additional volunteer opportunities in the comments section. And pass it on.


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Good information. I know some cannot give but does anyone who can give have any problem giving when the need is so obvious?