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The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.
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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Special Report

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, hitting New York City, Long Island, coastal New Jersey, and parts of New England very hard. In early 2013, many communities are still struggling to recover from one of the worst storms to ever hit the region.

But the residents in the hardest-hit areas aren't alone. Kids and adults from all over the country have sent aid, assistance, and relief to the victims of Sandy. Schools have held fundraisers to help other schools, volunteers have traveled to affected areas to help restore power, and clinics and shelters have helped pets who were displaced by the storm.

Scholastic News Kid Reporters have found stories of communities across the nation standing with their east coast neighbors. Find out how kids are helping the relief effort – and catch up with the Kid Reporters' on-the-ground reporting during the storm – in this Hurricane Sandy Recovery Special Report.

Do you know of any charities or relief efforts happening in your community that are helping with the Sandy recovery? If you do, share them with us on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog!

Photo: A young volunteer at Hoboken High School pushes a bin of clothing donations intended for distribution to the public as surrounding neighborhoods remain without power due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Hoboken, New Jersey. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

Articles

Rethinking the Jersey Shore
Rethinking the Jersey Shore
by Amiri Tulloch
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | April17,2013
When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in October, one of the hardest hit areas was the New Jersey coast. And the area is still recovering. But Jersey faces a bigger, more difficult problem: Climate change.
A Changing Long Island
A Changing Long Island
by William Russell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | April17,2013
Long Island is 118 miles long and is the most populated island in the US. It's filled with beaches, wetlands, marshes, and a lot of wildlife. But after Superstorm Sandy hit, habitats for both people and animals were left threatened and exposed.
FEMA's Role in the Recovery
FEMA's Role in the Recovery
by Emily Shao
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March4,2013
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate explains how FEMA is working with federal and state agencies to help victims in hard-hit areas recover.
A Critical Need After Sandy: Water
A Critical Need After Sandy: Water
by Millie Hernandez
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January29,2013
The impact Superstorm Sandy had on northeastern states was tragic and devastating. Many people were left without power, homes, and drinking water. Elena Davis decided she wanted to change that.
Giving Thanks by Giving Back
Giving Thanks by Giving Back
by Thayer Loose
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January29,2013
When Hurricane Sandy hit, sisters Britney and Brianna Gallo watched news coverage of the storm from their home in South Carolina. They knew they had to help.
Vermont Helps Its Neighbors
Vermont Helps Its Neighbors
by Rebecca Berlind
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January15,2013
In 2011, Vermont was hit hard by Hurricane Irene. So after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York, New Jersey, and New England, residents in Vermont knew their neighbors would need some help.
Every Penny Counts
Every Penny Counts
by Madison Cruz
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January15,2013
When Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast coast in November, members of Hembree Springs' Student Council at Hembree Springs Elementary in Roswell, Georgia, felt empathy for the victims of this superstorm. And they knew people needed to help.
Baked Goods Warm Hearts After Sandy
Baked Goods Warm Hearts After Sandy
by Cooper Boardman
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January15,2013
Driving through the town of Westport, Connecticut, just a day after Superstorm Sandy, it was clear the effects of the storm were going to take a while to clean up. But throughout this tragedy, there are stories of kindness and giving.
Canada Sends Assistance
Canada Sends Assistance
by Cindy Xiong
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January15,2013
When Superstorm Sandy struck earlier this fall, more than 8 million people across North America were left without power. One of the companies that helped restore power was Toronto Hydro, a Canadian company from the province of Ontario.
One School Pays It Forward
One School Pays It Forward
by Robbie Keyes
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January15,2013
The instant that Sandy hit, residents in Henryville, Indiana, knew what the people along the East Coast were experiencing. It wasn't that long ago when, on March 2, 2012, a tornado tore through this southern Indiana town.
More Than A FoodBank
More Than A FoodBank
by Amiri Tulloch
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January14,2013
Since 1975, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has assisted millions of New Jersey kids and adults in need of food, toiletries, and a helping hand. And last Tuesday, schools affected by Superstorm Sandy received a much-needed resource: Books.
Ornaments of Hope
Ornaments of Hope
by Mahathi Venkatesh
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January9,2013
The Strongsville Youth Commission had an idea to spread the joy of the season to the victims of Hurricane Sandy: raise money by organizing an ornament sale at the Strongsville Recreation Center.
Animal Lovers Pitch In
Animal Lovers Pitch In
by Aaliyah Kellogg
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January9,2012
Grand Avenue Veterinary Clinic in Saint Paul, Minnesota, raised $1,300 for pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. The money came from proceeds collected by doing nail trimmings on pets brought into the clinic.
A School Helping Schools
A School Helping Schools
by Alexandra Pritchard
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January9,2013
Far from the areas hit so hard by Sandy is the close-knit Wiley community. Even though the school wasn't affected by the storm, the students wanted to help the victims of Sandy. So they reached out to other schools in need.
Florida Helps Pick Up the Pieces After Sandy
Florida Helps Pick Up the Pieces After Sandy
by Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January9,2013
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, relief for victims is coming from an unexpected source: the state of Florida. More than 100 Tampa Electric employees traveled to Jackson, New Jersey, to assess and assist with storm restoration.
One Small Town Helps Another
One Small Town Helps Another
by Hannah Prensky
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January9,2013
The Student Government Association of Middletown Middle School in Maryland organized help for students at PS/MS 42 in Oceanside, New York, who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The Long Road to Recovery
The Long Road to Recovery
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November21,2012
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there is a lot to be done. Since the storm, many different organizations have stepped in to help in the recovery effort. One of the most visible is the American Red Cross.
Cold Ice, Warm Hearts
Cold Ice, Warm Hearts
by William Russell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November13,2012
Hockey is a fast, intense sport -- and after Sandy the New York Islanders showed it also has a heart. The NHL team held the Hockey with a Heart Hurricane Sandy fundraiser on Monday at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Another Punch from Mother Nature
Another Punch from Mother Nature
by William Russell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November8,2012
Only a week after Sandy, as communities in New York and New Jersey picked up the pieces, another storm took aim at the east coast. Winter Storm Athena moved into the same parts of New York and Jersey still recovering from Sandy.
Voices from the City
Voices from the City
by Fred Hechinger
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November3,2012
New Yorkers share their experiences living through Hurricane Sandy and the storm's aftermath.
Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall
Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall
by Cecilia Gault
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | October29,2012
Hurricane Sandy made landfall as a Category 1 storm on Monday evening. Sandy produced winds of 90 mph with gusts of up to 115 mph. It's a mammoth storm that threatens 50 million people in the North East corridor.

Resources

Hurricane Sandy Blog
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | After Hurricane Sandy made landfall, Kid Reporters in New York, New Jersey, and New England reported on the storm and shared the experiences in their communities on the Kids Press Corps Blog.

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