Former President Bill Clinton was in the Rockaways helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, as his Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative organized a Day of Action to bring volunteers to storm-struck communities. At the end of the day, Clinton wrote on Facebook, "We were glad to make a small but meaningful difference in the community and were moved by the perseverance and kindness of those living through such hardship in the storm's wake."

Mayor Bloomberg's office announced yesterday that the city, aided by Clinton Global Initiative volunteers, started a "new targeted door-to-door canvass in the Far Rockaways to contact and assess residents in buildings fewer than six stories," noting that many buildings may not have power, heat or running water, which does raise possible health risks.

You can volunteer for future Clinton Global Initiative efforts here; the city's volunteer organization is NYC Service.