Whether Sandy swept through your home and took your furniture or simply damaged the sofa, there's free and discounted furniture on Long Island waiting to be claimed, especially if insurance didn't cover all your losses.

UNIQUE STORES

SANDY SPECIAL
This chain is running 50 percent-off sales to help Long Island residents furnish their homes. Some couches are going as low as $10 on half-off days.

DETAILS
Check the website or call to find out the dates for the next 50 percent-off day. When you arrive, you don't need proof of damage but you will need to ask a sales associate for a free VIP card that will entitle you to 50 percent off. There are two Long Island locations, and both do the sales on the same days. 3041 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown, 516-731-1727; 525 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-338-1760; imunique.com.

GOODWILL

SANDY SPECIAL
All stores are giving $50 off per family member (even if all family members aren't present) to shop for anything from furniture to clothing. So if you're a family of four, you can have $200 worth of items for free. Go to any of 40 area stores and ask for the Hurricane Sandy promotion. You don't need to bring documentation proving you were affected.

DETAILS
Call 800-466-3945 or check out goodwill.org to find the nearest location.

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THE SALVATION ARMY

SANDY SPECIAL
If you have documentation to verify you were affected by the storm (this can be anything from a letter from FEMA to paperwork from your insurance company or Red Cross), you can get a voucher to replace what was lost. So if your insurance paperwork shows your couch was destroyed, you can get a voucher for a free couch.

DETAILS
For details and to find your nearest center, call 212-337-7200 or check out use.salvationarmy.org.

CRAIGSLIST

SANDY SPECIAL
Get everything from a $75 oak dining room set to a $50 mattress at this website. Furniture gets added by the minute here, so if you look long enough, you may find everything you need. Since this is a public website -- and since most people sell their goods out of their homes -- there is a list of safety tips you should read via Craigslist.org before purchasing. The number one tip: Deal locally with folks you can meet in person to avoid a scam.

DETAILS
Search the listings of used furniture at craigslist.org. Contact each seller individually through the site.

FREECYCLE

SANDY SPECIAL
It's a simple site: Someone has a table (or chairs or anything else you can imagine) they don't want. They post it on the site. You are the first to respond. You get the item gratis. They're happy because they get rid of the furniture they don't want anymore, and you're happy because you get it for free. Recently on the Nassau board, people have been giving away everything from a baby bathtub to a microwave and a dishwasher. If you're looking for something specific, such as a black bookcase, you can ask for that on the Wanted section.

DETAILS
With more than 9 million members perusing the site, everything tends to go quickly, so make sure you sign up for alerts whenever a new item is posted. There are about 50 Freecycle groups in the New York area -- with Nassau County, Suffolk East and Suffolk West listed. Log on to find the area closest to your home. Sign up for the local branch at freecycle.org and follow the same safety warnings advised for Craigslist.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

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SANDY SPECIAL
The society will do its best to replace whatever you lost in the storm for free -- from lamps to blankets to a kitchen table. The donated furniture is in used condition, but the bedding is all new.

DETAILS
Go to your local Roman Catholic Church (you don't need to be Catholic to participate), and ask to speak with the outreach department. Tell the representative you lost your couch (or whatever it is you lost), and the church will contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on your behalf and put in an order. The item will be shipped directly to your home free. For more information, call 800-884-7837.

SANDY FURNITURE DONATIONS COMMUNITY

SANDY SPECIAL
If you're willing to drive to New Jersey, you can pick up free furniture ranging from an armoire to a mirror. This Facebook page was created to connect those who have furniture they want to give away with those who lost furniture to Sandy. If you "like" the page, you can see photos and descriptions of everything that people are willing to donate.

DETAILS
"Like" the page on Facebook, and contact the donors directly to facilitate the exchange. Most of the people giving away items are in New Jersey, but some pieces appear to be worth the trek. As always, follow common sense safety advice suggested for Craigslist.

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UNITED WAY

SANDY SPECIAL
It has fielded more than 18,000 calls from Sandy victims looking for everything from furniture to food. If you call the referral line and explain your needs (a mattress and table, for example), someone will refer you to the correct program. United Way works with many different organizations and charities, and is the connector between the public and the businesses.

DETAILS
Some of the local charities and organizations have restrictions depending on income and need. Call 211 from anywhere on Long Island, and the representative will answer all your questions and get you your goods.

FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE

SANDY SPECIAL
With 47 service programs for residents of Long Island, the Family Service League of Long Island has access to many organizations that can help you purchase low-cost or free furniture.

DETAILS
When you contact the league, explain what you need and why you need it. It will match you with an organization that can help. Call 631-427-3700 or check out fsl-li.org for more information.