We have received dozens of emails from viewers in the D.C. area who are looking to send donations to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The government stresses that it's very important NOT to send unsolicited donations. One of the biggest issues around disasters like Sandy is the amount of donations that come in before the community can figure out its needs.
The most efficient way to help: Donate cash or give blood to the Red Cross.
NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams has compiled a list of organizations accepting all types of supplies, clothing, and money.