Hurricane Sandy has affected as much as 60 million people throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Don't forget that after a crisis, the American Red Cross is in need of blood donations. Supplies are depleted during a natural disaster or emergency, and blood donations drop because people in affected communities cannot make it out to donate blood. Please consider giving the gift of live by making an appointment to donate blood.
Red Cross Blood Donations: http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation
TO MAKE A DONATION:
Salvation Army takes donations for Hurricane Sandy relief
Feeding America – Donate food, water and other supplies for Hurricane Sandy's victims by visiting www.feedingamerica.org. Donations can also be accepted by calling 800-910-5524.
To volunteer in New Jersey, visit: http://www.jerseycares.org/
Or volunteer your time through the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Pennsylvania at SERV-PA.
United Way: Individuals or groups can look at a calendar of volunteer opportunities and sign up at http://www.unitedforimpact.org/ways-to-engage/volunteer
Pass It Along: If
you can provide a special skill like carpentry or electrical work, you
can register and form teams to volunteer your time to victims. Sign up
Volunteer Center of Bergen County, NJ needs volunteers. Sign up at http://www.bergenvolunteers.org/