The response needed to those affected by Sandy is very costly! Victims really need your help now.
Here's how you can help:
Text to Give: Text ABC to 90999 to give $10 to the American Red Cross
Go directly to the Red Cross Donation page.
The Red Cross has deployed 12 mobile kitchens capable of making 198,000 meals a day and shipped more than 334,000 shelf-stable meals to the area served nearly 164,000 meals so far activated more than 230 response vehicles, more than two-thirds of the entire Red Cross fleet, which are beginning to distribute meals, water and snacks in some areas mobilized more than 3,300 disaster workers from all over the country deployed 50 trailers of relief supplies such as clean-up kits, rakes, shovels, tarps, dust masks and work gloves. We have more help on the way. As roads and airports re-open and people are able to travel again, more workers, vehicles and relief supplies will be arriving. We are working hard to get help to where it is needed, but access into many areas is still difficult. We will expand our reach into more communities as soon as officials say it is safe.----
Another great way to help:
From what I heard on my little battery operated radio from eye witnesses, was that The Salvation Army was the first organization on the scene in the hard hit areas of Hurricane Sandy to give blankets, water, clothes, comfort and prayers. While others were absent or passing out cocoa and cookies.
Hurricane Sandy – one of the largest storms the Caribbean and the east coast of the USA has ever experienced – was still causing devastating damage, Salvation Army emergency teams were already providing relief. Initially shelter, food, water and counselling were the main forms of assistance provided and this has continued.------------