Though no longer a hurricane, Superstorm Sandy has wreaked havoc all along the East Coast. Many people are staying in temporary shelters, but even those riding out the storm at home face significant damage and a tough cleanup ahead.
Relief groups are already working to make sure everyone affected by the storm is cared for, and they need your support. Here are some of the ways you can help even if you can’t be there:
- Donate Blood — Red Cross had to cancel about 100 blood drives because of the storm and now supplies are running low. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule a donation appointment in your area.
- Give food and shelter – Red Cross andSalvation Army are providing emergency shelter and meals for evacuees.
- Help kids in need – Save the Childrenand World Vision are paying special attention to the needs of children affected by the storm.
- Care for the animals – The Humane Society has an animal rescue team working to save the lives of animals caught in the storm.
- Provide emergency supplies – AmeriCares, Direct Relief International andFeeding America are providing food, important medical supplies and emergency kits for people in need.
- Join in the cleanup – Team Rubicon has dispatched veteran field teams to start working right away and Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to help to rebuild after the storm passes.
- Help Haiti and Cuba – Hurricane Sandy took a deadly toll on the Caribbean before it hit the United States. Operation USA and the International Medical Corps are helping people affected by Sandy outside the U.S.
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