The NY Tech community is mobilizing very fast. Great post by Tony Bacigalupo here - http://happymonster.co/2012/10/30/ny-tech-community-now-is-your-time-to-shine/. Tony puts it very well, "In the face of tremendous challenges in the days and weeks and months ahead, we have an opportunity to contribute our unique capabilities to help those who need assistance with their technology needs, and to build better ways to assist those who are coordinating relief efforts."
Financial services and ("old") media were the traditional leaders of NYC industry. Now that the technology sector has become such a vital component to the economy and city as a whole, we have a responsibility to be leaders and in turn help New York get even stronger in the wake of Sandy. Many of us embrace the ethos of "making" and what I think that's really about is that we want to DO something and make a difference. Now is the time.