In the wake of hurricane Sandy’s devastation across the East Coast of the United States, brands and retailers are offering free services and donating portions of sales to charities to help communities in need. Here are just some of their efforts.
Duracell’s Power Forward Community Center and its Rapid Responder four-by-four truck are outfitted with charging stations for mobile phones and devices as well as computers with internet access to allow people affected by natural disasters to use their email and social-media accounts.
Mayor Bloomberg announced AT&T is sending special hotspot trucks to NYC, to help alleviate the crippled communications systems left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hooked up to the satellite grid, the self-contained trucks will spray both Wi-Fi and cellular in a radius around them, and also offer charging stations that passersby can use to gas up their mobiles.
In five locations throughout the city, 12 NYC Food Truck Association members gave out hot meals to people who are living without power from 12-4pm in a partnership with JetBlue.
All of their clubs are opening their doors to Hurricane Sandy victims allowing full use of facilities. If people need to take a hot shower, charge their cell phone, or even work out, they can at the city wide spaces.
Some in fashion have decided to donate a percentage of their sales to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Companies like Ferragammo and others have decided to give their customers a bit of a monetary break, and the hurricane victims a little relief in the process.