You hear me say it frequently because I believe and try to live it as best I can – ” We’re all in this together“.
As Sandy has ripped through the North East United States, families like yours and mine are in need and it’s during these times that they rely on people like you and I to make a difference in their lives – this is OUR chance to be the hero and to save a stranger – to help repair a fellow brother or sister American’s life not because we look for “thanks” or because we need to know what’s in it for us but simply because it’s just the right thing to do…
The ultimate “pay it forward”…
Relief Efforts need TWO THINGS URGENTLY – Money and Blood – right now with the infrastructure in tatters in many areas, trying to send things may be very difficult. Before you give your money to ANY organization, research them and be smart.
If you have ANY additional links for aid, please post them in the comments section.
American Red Cross:
American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief and Donations – You can also donate to State and Local Chapters
The Red Cross URGENTLY needs Blood Donations – donate blood in your area now
You can also donate by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
FOR PETS AND ANIMALS AFFECTED
The Humane Society Disaster Relief – click on the link or Text ANIMALS to 20222 to donate $10
@HumaneSociety on twitter
Shelter Pet Project – they need human families for pets
Craig Newmark of Craigslist is matching $25K in donations to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Samaritan’s Purse Hurricane Sandy Relief Work, plus opportunities to Volunteer
Salvation Army Donations & Hurricane Relief and You can donate $10 to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 80888.
AmeriCares: Donate to AmeriCares’ relief fund – they are distributing supplies to 130 clinics in the 13 states affected by Sandy.
Helpers Unite – pairs Hurricane Sandy victims (who can set up their own page) with those who would like to donate – they are waiving fees for this relief.
Hope for New York – for Volunteering and Donating