On Sunday, Verizon announced that they would be doing their part to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York. These customers will not be billed for phone calls or text messages from October 29th through November 16th. Find out which hard hit areas will be included.

According to PC Mag,

The program was initiated over the weekend as part of Verizon's effort to assist Sandy victims and restore service to customers in the hardest hit areas. The carrier had restored service to 97 percent of cell sites in affected areas as of last Friday.

Verizon customers in the following counties will not be charged: Atlantic City, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.

If you have family or friends in New York who use Verizon, it may be wise to pass this along to them as well. Verizon customers in these New York counties will not be charged: Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Putnam County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

According to Verizon, you will not have to call them about this. Everyone in these areas is automatically included.