How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors
by Andrew Tarantola
Just hours after Hurricane Sandy decimated the Eastern Seaboard, killing 17 and leaving more than 10 million without power, rescue and recovery efforts from North Carolina to New York City have already begun. Even if you don’t live in the regions affected by this super storm, you can still do your part by donating money, blood, and sweat equity to charitable organizations—here’s how.
Red Cross:One of the largest and oldest charitable organizations in existence, the Red Cross bears President Obama’s seal of approval.
To donate money:
- Call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
- Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
- Sent a check to your local RC chapter
- Visit the Red Cross website: http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation to locate a local RC chapter and schedule an appointment
- If you live within driving distance of areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, sign up on the Red Cross website: http://www.redcross.org//support/volunteer/interest-form.
- Please note: It may take a while for the RC to get to your assistance offer and cannot accept all of them.
- Fill out the donation form here: https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1505&1505.donation=form1
- Contact AmeriCares’ medical outreach coordinator here: http://www.americares.org/whatwedo/mop/
- Visit the Feeding America donation page: https://secure.feedingamerica.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=giveonline&s_src=WXXOGLOB&s_subsrc=WAYSTOGIVE
- Call 1-800-910-5524 and speak to an operator
- Contact your local food bank via the Feeding America volunteer page: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx