Ithaca firefighter heads to Philippines to support relief effort

Ithaca Firefighter James Wheal left Friday for the Philippines, on a one week trip to support the search, rescue, recovery and long term planning mission that is ongoing following Typhoon Haiyan. Other Ithaca firefighters are covering James’ shifts at the fire house while he goes to help those hit hardest by the typhoon. James is […]

Help Cornell Filipino Association raise funds for typhoon relief

Use Cornell Filipino Association’s Donation Page to contribute to Oxfam America on behalf of the Cornell community. Join the team!

Charity Navigator guide to Typhoon Haiyan charities

See which charities are providing relief to Philippines typhoon victims at Charity Navigator. Good information here on designation policies of some organizations seeking donations, and tips for designating your gift.

Cornell Club of the Philippines to hold relief goods repacking in Makati Nov. 14

To mark their 101-year anniversary, the Cornell Club of the Philippines will be repacking relief goods to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan, following a birthday mass in honor of  Martin Romualdez. November 14, 2013 4 p.m. Repacking center at the Sports Complex of Barangay Valenzuela Tanay St. (corner of Hormiga Street, just off JP Rizal) Makati, […]

Opportunities to donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Keith G. Tidball, New York State Extension Disaster Education Network Coordinator, provided the following information Nov. 12 regarding the typhoon in the Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, and then descended upon Vietnam and southern China. Officials in the Philippines fear that millions will need basic aid during the still-unfolding rescue […]

Skorton states concern for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan

President David J. Skorton issued the following statement Nov. 11 regarding the typhoon in the Philippines: The thoughts, concern, and goodwill of the entire Cornell University community turn today toward the Philippines. An estimated nine and a half million people in the central region of the country have suffered losses from Typhoon Haiyan. We are […]

Typhoon response tips: Send money, and watch out for scam artists

Chris Barrett, professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University and author of an American Enterprise Institute paper on U.S. food assistance programs and the book “Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role,” cautions people that, while needs are vast in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, it is important to only donate reputable […]

Cornell Filipino Association to aid typhoon relief efforts

Cornell Filipino Association is planning several events to aid relief efforts. Find up-to-date information at CFA’s website ( and Facebook page (

Register typhoon relief efforts with Activities office

If your organization is planning any disaster relief efforts or activities, please keep Student Leadership, Engagement & Campus Activities (SLECA) informed by completing an event registration form at with as much advance notice as possible. Staff members in SLECA are available to consult with you about your efforts as is the Events Management Planning […]

Join the Occupy Sandy recovery effort

Go to to donate and volunteer. CURRENT NEEDS as of 11/15/12: blankets (we have none), flashlights, aaa batteries, gallon ziplock bags, cleaning hardware, especially brooms, flat shovels, mops, masks and gloves, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, any sort of baby/toddler food and formula, duct and scotch tape, toiletries (deodorants, tampons, soap, etc), can openers, pink spray paint. […]

Community Service Opportunities in NYC

Everybody’s got something to offer. Use your time, passion, skills and willingness to help New Yorkers in need following Hurricane Sandy. Volunteer opportunities are posted at

Join a service trip to Staten Island Nov. 16-18

Love Knows No Bounds ( is leading a service trip to Staten Island, leaving Ithaca on Friday, 11/16, at 3:30pm and returning Sun, 11/18 around 10pm.  We will be assisting with debris clean-up, demolition, mold remediation, and possible hanging sheetrock.  If you are interested in more information or joining this trip, please e-mail: Participation […]

Donate school supplies for Staten Island kids

Love Knows No Bounds (, along with a number of community partners, is collecting the following school supplies to help students in Staten Island get back to their studies: backpacks, notebooks, folders, lunchboxes, pens, pencils, rulers, pads of drawing paper, or gift cards to Staples. If you would like to donate school supplies, here are the […]

Red Cross Volunteer Mobilization Nov. 14

Drop in to become a registered Red Cross Disaster or Blood Services volunteer. Become trained and prepared to deploy locally or across the nation for the next disaster, or, to volunteer at local Blood Drives. Call 607-273-1900 with questions. 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Tompkins County Chapter of the American Red Cross 2 Ascot Place (Rear […]

Crisis counseling helplines for people affected by Hurricane Sandy

Submitted by the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County ( Residents of any state that have been emotionally affected by Hurricane Sandy can access free 24/7 crisis counseling and support through the national Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 (Spanish-speakers can text ‘Hablanos’ to 66746). Assistance is also available to individuals […]

Fill the bus with relief supplies

The Cornell Recreation Connection (CRC) is sending a bus to New York City this Saturday, November 10.  We would like to fill the storage compartment of that bus with supplies for persons in need due to the recent hurricane. The bus will depart for NYC at 6:30 am on Saturday morning, November 10. Two drop […]

New Yorkers can now register for federal disaster assistance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Nov. 2 that New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy can now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster survivors have three ways to apply: Individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired. If you use […]

NJ 2-1-1 Hurricane Response and Recovery Info

Great resource for folks in New Jersey at Thanks to Margaret C. for passing it along. The site offers information on road conditions and public transportation, power outage updates, and tips for finding gas and charging stations via Twitter. Our thoughts are with you all.

Cornell disaster education expert offers ways people can help

Keith Tidball, Cornell Cooperative Extension disaster education program director, gives specific tips how members of the public can help people in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Read the article >>

Message from Cornell President David Skorton, Oct. 31

Dear Friends, As our region begins to recover from Hurricane Sandy and all the devastation that accompanied it, I write to update you on how the Cornell community has been impacted and is responding. This has been a life-changing event for many Cornellians and their families and friends. Many of you have generously offered to […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension has disaster resources available for communities and businesses

(Long Island, N.Y) – Cornell Cooperative Extension’s New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) has education resources available to New Yorkers – including information on up-to-date best practices for families, farmers, businesses and communities recovering from disasters. The information covers a wide range of areas, from how to deal with power outages (from thawing […]

Updates from our campuses

Shoals: The folks at Shoals were able to do pre-storm checks and preparations and there is no damage to the facility. CCE facilities on Long Island: There is reported damage to the 4H Camp but they have no other reports of damage at this time. They are saying that it is premature to know for […]

Community support gathering Friday Nov. 2

A community support gathering is scheduled this Friday, 11/2/2012 at 4:30 pm in 208 WSH for students who remain worried for their family and friends impacted by the aftermath of the Hurricane/storm Sandy. Sponsored by Student & Community Support.

Relief at Cornell University