Post Sandy, I'm not sure how people's needs are being met, by gov't organizations, private organizations, or by willing citizens. Most calls for help that I'm hearing are community based and inpsiring. It will be very interesting to study the responses once the air clears, but it i far from clearing. I'd like to hear more from the gov't in praise of all that citizens have taken upon themselves to help those in need.
Here's a map via SandyCareRelief of local drop off points for supplies and support. Maybe it needs updates?