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Tuesday
Oct302012

How to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Matthew Fiasconaro/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If you aren't able to personally provide shelter and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, it doesn't mean you can't help at all. There are many organizations along the East Coast that are providing shelter, food and other supplies to hurricane victims.

One way to help is by donating to the Red Cross. All donations will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy so blood supplies are low in the areas affected the most. The Red Cross asks that those able to donate, schedule an appointment to give blood. The New York Blood Center is urging people to donate blood for those in the New York/New Jersey area. To donate, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.

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 www.salvationarmyusa.org to donate.

Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that they are working to distribute to hurricane victims. To donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 1-800-910-5524.

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.americares.org.

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

Save the Children is working to provide relief to families and their children affected by Hurricane Sandy. Visit www.savethechildren.org to donate.

Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help with the response to Hurricane Sandy victims. To volunteer, visit their website.

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