I know this is supposed to be a wordless post…
but if you are wondering what you can do to help out those in need from Hurricane Sandy, I found this info and am sharing some links found on NBC news’ website today:
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The Red Cross provides: food and blood, supplies, shelter, clothes for those in need from Hurricane Sandy.
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
Meals and shelter is providing by the Salvation Army. You can read their latest 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
So many animals were left behind during evacuations. Staff and equipment is being put together to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Online: Humane Society of the United States
AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION
Their focus is on assisting animals that may need shelter or be rescued.
Text message: Text the word HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10.
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.
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.
This the link to Habitat for Humanity’s main site.
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.
Online: Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Phone: (908) 355- FOOD (3663), ext. 243.
Food, water and supplies are brought to those in need through the different food banks and agencies that Feeding America serves.
Online: This is the main site of Feeding America.