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Friday
Nov022012

ABC to Hold ‘Day of Giving’ to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Disney and ABC will launch a “Day of Giving” Monday, Nov. 5 to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. Starting on Good Morning America and ending with Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC shows will encourage viewers to help those impacted by the storm by making a contribution to the American Red Cross.

 

Here’s how you can participate in ABC’s “Day of Giving:”

  •     TEXT: Text ABC to 90999 to give a $10 donation to the Red Cross.
  •     ONLINE:  Go to www.redcross.org/abc to make a donation of any amount.
  •     BY PHONE:  Call 1-800-HELP-NOW. This number will bypass all the other menu options and direct your call to Hurricane Sandy relief.

Hurricane Sandy has affected millions along the East Coast, causing massive devastation and destruction and in its wake. Recovery efforts are underway as emergency crews scramble to get supplies to the hardest-hit communities, but many estimate that the relief effort may be the most expensive in U.S. history.

The Walt Disney Company kicked off the effort Thursday, announcing a $2 million donation for Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts, including $1 million to the American Red Cross and $1 million to organizations working on rebuilding efforts.

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Sunday
Mar042012

Tornado Devastation: How to Help

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A deadly string of tornados that ripped through the South and Midwest turned tightly knit rural communities into apocalyptic war zones, left dozens of people dead in five states and thousands homeless.

Schools were reduced to rubble, businesses were destroyed and families were left homeless by the disaster.

If you want to help, here is a list of organizations that are conducting relief efforts:

AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to their local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

SALVATION ARMY:

Donations can be made online, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by texting the word "STORM" to 80888 to make a $10 donation by phone. Or by mail: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief P.O. Box 100339 Atlanta, Ga. 30384-0339

FEEDING AMERICA:

When you donate to Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, every dollar helps provide eight meals to families struggling with hunger. Feeding America can be reached at (800) 771-2303 (National Office) or online.

NATIONAL VOAD:

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is the primary point of contact for voluntary organization in the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters. They also provide assistance to disaster victims as well as those looking to help.

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