Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help

Dear Girl Scout Family,

What challenging times it has been for people on the East Coast—and for Girl Scouting. Many people remain displaced and in shelters, while others are left to deal with damage to their homes and communities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy followed by an enormous snow storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones during the storm and with those who continue to struggle in what will be a long road to recovery. I am so proud that throughout it all, Girl Scouts in even the worst hit areas have done what they do best: rolled up their sleeves and gone to work serving others in a time of need.

To ensure that the councils are getting the kind of support that they need, GSUSA has lifted fundraising restrictions to enable girls to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery efforts in the eight councils.

We encourage you to give to Girl Scouting for recovery in these eight councils. Contributions may be directed to a specific council or councils through their online giving sites.  GSUSA also will establish a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to help address the needs of councils affected by the storm, and these funds will be directed to those councils once they have assessed their needs.

To give click here where you will find links to the online giving sites for all eight councils, as well as the giving form for the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

Girl Scouts have displayed tremendous courage, confidence, and character during this trying time, and we know they will continue to do so as the region continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Thank you,


Lidia Soto-Harmon

CEO, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital