Aereo Hearts New York – Hurricane Sandy Relief

In the words of Mayor Bloomberg, Hurricane Sandy was a “storm of historic intensity. But New Yorkers are resilient and we have seen an enormous outpouring of support from people eager to volunteer, donate and help out.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

It’s been a devastating week and a half for the Big Apple and tri-state area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the severity of the devastation and destruction left in the storm’s wake has become all too clear. The team at Aereo continues to keep all those affected by Hurricane Sandy in our thoughts.

All last week, we expanded our Try for Free access so that folks in New York City could use our technology to keep up to date on the latest emergency storm news and information. It was small gesture that we hope brought some measure of comfort to those who were displaced or left in the dark.

We believe technology can play a significant role in helping people during emergencies. Thank you to those who tweeted or messaged us during the storm. We’re glad that we could help and be there for New York City. Supporting our local community is important to us.

And we want to do more.

To help in the recovery effort, Aereo’s Long Island City office will be collecting coats for New York Cares’ Annual Winter Coat Drive. The temperatures are dropping and coats are badly needed for families across our City. If you have a coat to donate, please bring it to our offices at 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Suite 512.  All sizes are welcome.

There are other ways you can help in the Sandy relief and recovery efforts.

Google is compiling a map of Sandy volunteer and donation locations:

http://bit.ly/VD6KDN

You can also pitch in through these organizations:

NYC Service – The City’s Official Volunteer Office

http://www.nycservice.org

http://www.facebook.com/nycservice

 

American Red Cross of Greater New York

http://www.nyredcross.org

 

Food Bank for New York City

http://www.foodbanknyc.org

 

At Aereo, we’re proud to do our part and we hope you’ll join us in helping our communities recover from Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

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