JENNIFER ABBEY (ABC News) - If you aren't able to personally provide shelter and supplies to those
affected by Hurricane Sandy, it doesn't mean you can't help at all. There are
many organizations along the East Coast that are providing shelter, food and
other supplies to hurricane victims.
One way to help is by donating to the Red Cross. All donations will provide
shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by
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.
Nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy so
blood supplies are low in the areas affected the most. The Red Cross asks that
those able to donate, schedule an appointment to give blood. The New York Blood
Center is urging people to donate blood for those in the New York/New Jersey
area. To donate, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
The Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the
East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas.
Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to donate.
Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies
in the disaster zone that they are working to distribute to hurricane victims.
To donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 1-800-910-5524.
AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people impacted by
Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.americares.org.
World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and
emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org.
Save the Children is working to provide relief to families and their children
affected by Hurricane Sandy. Visit www.savethechildren.org to donate.
Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help with the response to
Hurricane Sandy victims. To volunteer, visit their website.
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