A year has passed since Hurricane Sandy came ashore, but the northeastern US is still feeling its impact through closed facilities and lost jobs. Google hopes to tackle some of those longer-term challenges by donating 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to the New York State Community Action Association. The non-profit will primarily hand out the Android slates to community centers, libraries and business development groups for both education and job training. Some devices will go to senior centers, where they’ll help older residents communicate with friends and family that would otherwise be out of reach. While the donation won’t have as much of an immediate effect as direct aid, it could be useful to New Yorkers who need more than just the basics to get back to normal.