Perhaps you’ve heard the rumors. About your AWESOMENESS. In two short days, the skeptical community stepped up and donated about $6,000 to save Skepticon. Six freaking thousand. It is almost what they need for the venue, and it is definitely enough for Lauren to announce that Skepticon will not be cancelled! You can read her post about it here. And you can read JT Eberhard’s post about what Skepticon means to him, and to the community, over on the Friendly Atheist blog.
So I’m thinking, while we’re wielding all our amazing powers for good, why not throw some more toward the latest needs of people affected by Hurricane Sandy? I don’t doubt that most of you have already been doing what you can. I know many people are donating, opening their homes, and giving blood. In another post, a commenter, embraceyourinnercrone, added some information about a ground relief effort in New York and New Jersey, Occupy Sandy and Occupy Sandy New Jersey. The sites have a constantly updated list of the most urgent needs, such as blankets, flashlights, food, water, diapers, etc. Check it out to see what you can do to help.
If you have any other ideas for helping people out or updated information on needs, please leave them in the comments and I will update this post.
THIS is brilliant: Occupy Sandy has set up a wedding registry on Amazon, so you can donate items they need by checking out this registry and seeing the top priority items and how many have been purchased so far. (This and more in the comments from embraceyourinnercrone.)