Sunday, November 4, 2012

How To Help: Some Organizations That Need Your Help Aiding The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

With so many people needing help right now in our area, you may be wondering how you can help. Here are some organizations that could use your help in various ways. If you know of any organization that also needs help please email me at and I will gladly spread the word. 
Red Cross donations will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the storm. To donate, visit, call 800-Red-Cross or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The New York Blood Center is urging people to donate blood for those in the New York/New Jersey area. To donate, call 800-933-2566 or visit

The Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas. Visit to donate.

Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm's victims. To donate, visit or call 800-910-5524.

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit

World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food
kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit

Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit to donate.

Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help storm victims. To volunteer, visit their website

Island Harvest is working hard to get supplies into the hands of those who need it most on Long Island. They are in need of volunteers and supplies. Visit their website or their facebook page for more info. To make donation please call 631-873-4775 or 516-294-8528. 

If you know of any organization that also needs help please email me at or tweet me @readtheapple and I will gladly spread the word. 

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