NPPA/NPPF Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund (photographs by Todd Maisel/Daily News) The National Press Photographers Association, and the National Press Photographers Foundation, are mounting a joint effort to help photojournalists displaced or affected by Hurricane Sandy. The NPPA/NPPF Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund will aid photojournalists who have lost their homes, lost their jobs, or been otherwise adversely affected by the storm that struck the Northeast at the end of October.“As the NPPA and NPPF did in 2005 for our colleagues devastated by Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the Gulf Coast we will now take up the cause of helping those in need today,” NPPA President Sean D. Elliot said.“Dubbed a superstorm, Sandy has affected the lives of residents of states from Virginia to Massachusetts and among those residents are photojournalists who’s job it was to go into the storm and document it’s effect on the lives and property in their communities. The NPPA believes it is our duty to help those who were also devastated by the storm that had to work to cover,” added Elliot. NPPA and NPPF are soliciting donations from the journalism community and the public alike. The NPPF, often referred to simply as “the Foundation,” is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization. Donors will receive email confirmation for tax purposes. To contribute your tax-deductable gift via credit card or Paypal, click the “donate” button below. If you are contributing by check, please make it payable to NPPF/Sandy Relief Fund and mail it to: Frank Folwell, NPPF Treasurer 1175 Huntover Court McLean, VA 22102 Deadline for contributions is December 21. A special Ad-Hoc committee of the NPPA and NPPF will meet to review applications for relief and disburse funds early in the new year.