Hurricane Sandy – Relief Aid Links…

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:

@RedCross on twitter

American Red Cross on Facebook

American Red Cross for Mobile Phones

American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief and Donations – You can also donate to State and Local Chapters

Find a Red Cross Shelter

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

The Humane Society Animal Rescue Teams have deployed to New York and New Jersey & need funds

@HumaneSociety on twitter

Shelter Pet Project – they need human families for pets

 

DONATIONS:

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.

State-Based and Faith-Based Organizations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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.

 

VOLUNTEER:

Hope for New York – for Volunteering and Donating

 

Government Links for More Information:

FEMA website

FEMA Mobile Site

@FEMA on Twitter

 New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

New York City Office for Emergency Management

New York Government Offices

Delaware Emergency Management Agency

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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