It’s Not Too Late to Help Support Disaster Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy!

November 13, 2012

By: Kate Adams

While the worst of Hurricane Sandy is over, recovery efforts will likely take weeks, if not months.Weeks after Hurricane Sandy barreled up the Eastern Seaboard, wreaking havoc and destroying homes from Virginia to Massachusetts, the relief effort continues for those affected by the disaster.

While the worst of the storm is over, recovery efforts will still likely take weeks, if not months. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power, and mass transit systems in New York City and New Jersey are still recovering.

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The Bay Area has already deployed rescue personnel and supplies to areas affected by the storm, and PG&E sent over 150 employees to help restore power in the New York City area. 

How You Can Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Bay Area residents can contribute to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund, which is providing shelter and food to those displaced by the storm. Please text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or click here to help. 

The Red Cross also warns of blood supply shortages in the most severely affected areas and is asking anyone who can to donate blood. Donations are encouraged by all blood types, but types O-positive, O-negative, A-negative and B-negative are in especially short supply. Donate to the New York/New Jersey area by calling 800-933-2566 or clicking here.

The Salvation Army is operating mobile food units and shelters working to provide basic necessities to people whose homes have been destroyed or damaged.  To donate and get involved, visit their website.

Feeding America has food, clean drinking water and emergency supplies to distribute to the hardest hit regions. Call 800-910-5524 or click here to donate.

AmeriCares is providing emergency medical care support and medication to storm victims. Visit their website to help out. 

World Vision is organizing emergency relief response and distributing food, water and hygiene kits to affected regions. Donate here.

 

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