I landed in NYC last night and was lucky to come back to an unchanged home/neighborhood post-hurricane. But so many around the city and the Tri-state area have not been so lucky.
So now is the time to help!
Here are five ways you can donate/volunteer to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy:
American Red Cross
Providing shelter, clothes, food, supplies, and blood as needed.
Text: The word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
Call: (800) RED-CROSS
Visit: American Red Cross Page
New York Cares
The city's largest volunteer organization is recruiting volunteers to help with relief efforts and raising money.
Call: (212) 228-5000
Visit: New York Cares Page
Save the Children
Distributing blankets and baby hygiene items and creating child-friendly environments in shelters.
Text: The word HURRICANE to 20222 to donate $10
Call: (800) 728-3843
Visit: Save the Children Page
Making sure the city's homebound elderly have access to food.
Call: (212) 687-1234
Visit: CityMeals Page
Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society's Animal Rescue Team is working to help pets that need shelter and rescue.
Text: ANIMALS to 20222 to donate $10
Call: (301) 258-8276
Visit: The Humane Society Page
Many more volunteer options listed HERE.
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