Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

5 Nov

 

You may have been able to watch Homeland last night or are back to work today but there are still thousands of people who are in need of help due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy[i]. Below are some ways you can help those in need.

Give Money

The Red Cross has made it very easy to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims.

 You can donate by:

–      Visiting the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org,

–      Calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

–      Texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

–      Mailing a contribution to:

 The American Red Cross

P.O. Box 37243

Washington, D.C.

20013

 Volunteer

To volunteer in New Jersey, call the emergency response hotline 

1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397) or email Rowena Madden, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Volunteerism at  Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us.

 To volunteer in New York, check out New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio’s volunteer program, hosted on his website advocate.nyc.gov.

 

Buy a T-Shirt

GREY AREA is selling two t-shirts designed by Sebastian Errazuriz to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief victims. These shirts will be sold on their website (https://www.shopgreyarea.com) and at their SoHo showroom with 100% of the profit going to Hurricane Sandy relief programs.

Donate Blood

Hurricane Sandy has made a negative impact in blood supply so the Red Cross is  asking for immediate blood and platelet donations to support the needs of those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation to make an appointment.

House a student

Fairfield University is asking for help housing about 300 students who lived along Fairfield beach. For information, visit www.fairfield.edu to sign up to host a student.

Want more information?

The Huffington Post is maintaining a live blog on how to help storm victims, which includes donation drop-off locations in New York and New Jersey.

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