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Hurricane Sandy Relief

11/03/2012 by C.

So sad.

 

 

My heart breaks for all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Being from Joplin, MO I know how devastating a storm can be.

It will take a while for the area to bounce back but I know they will. To help with their efforts, I am sharing a few sites that you can help assist some of the victims financially. Please give what you can afford.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS
The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy. You can donate blood, but in terms of items, you’ll be doing more for those in need by donating money instead of physical goods.

Text message: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. As in the case with other donations via mobile, the donation will show up on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permission, to donate this way. (If you change your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)

Phone: 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 800-257-7575; for TDD,  800-220-4095.

To donate blood: Visit this Red Cross Web page.

Online: American Red Cross

SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter. “At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief. However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army,” the organization said Tuesday in a press release.

Text message: Text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation. To confirm the donation, respond with the word “Yes.”

Phone: 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769)

Online: Salvation Army; here’s the organization’s New Jersey site, and its Greater New York site.

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Phone: 301-258-8276

Online: Humane Society of the United States

AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION
The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.

Text message: Text the word HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10.

Phone: 866-242-1877.

Online: The AHA’s website for donating is here.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.

Phone: As of Tuesday morning, Habitat’s online donation system was not available. If you want to make a donation, you can call Habitat’s Partner Service Center at 800-HABITAT (422-4828). Press “0” when prompted and representatives will take your donation information over the phone.

Online: This is Habitat for Humanity’s main website.

COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY
This group coordinates efforts with the state’s Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.

Phone: (908) 355- FOOD (3663), ext. 243.

Online: Community FoodBank of New Jersey

FEEDING AMERICA
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.

Phone: 800-910-5524

Online: This is Feeding America’s main website.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
Catholic Charities provides emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support “regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.”

Online: More information here; main website here.

Phone: 800-919-9338

AMERICARES
This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.

Phone: 800-486-4357.

NEW YORK CARES
This local NYC program is “the city’s largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.” It is recruiting volunteers to help with Sandy relief efforts, and is also raising money.

Online: New York Cares; donation page here.

Phone: 212-228-5000

You can also approach the city government directly to volunteer, by emailing nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with your name, email address and borough.

DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.

Text message: Text the word RELIEF to 27722 to give $10.

Phone: 805-964-4767.

Online: Direct Relief International is the main website; go here to donate online.

 

Source: http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14861838-hurricane-sandy-how-you-can-help?lite


2 Comments

  1. Kden says:

    Good On You Chanin. We texted ours to Red Cross last night. They just make it so easy anymore that there’s no excuse… I saw before/after images on MSN last night, the ones with the slider so you can go back and forth. Truly astonishing and sad.
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    • Chanin says:

      Hard to imagine being without power for more than a few days and all the damage that water can cause. I have never had to deal with any type of flood in my house and I am very grateful. Keeping all of those folks in my prayers.

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