In response to the outpouring of concern and offers of assistance to aid sister councils affected by Hurricane Sandy, Girl Scouts of the USA has lifted fundraising restrictions. Girls are now able to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery efforts in the eight councils in the storm-damaged area. Contributions may be directed to specific councils through their online giving sites.
GSUSA also established a donation account that will be distributed to the highest-priority recovery needs specified by the councils. To donate directly to councils or to the general recovery fund, visit donate.girlscouts.org.
GSUSA notes that while material donations and troop offers of assistance are appreciated, the councils are not currently able process and organize them. Financial assistance is the most direct way to support the councils and girls.