Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Helping Hands

If you are wanting to donate to the relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy:

The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy. You can donate blood, but in terms of items, you’ll be doing more for those in need by donating money instead of physical goods.

Text message: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. As in the case with other donations via mobile, the donation will show up on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permission, to donate this way. (If you change your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)

Phone: 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 800-257-7575; for TDD,  800-220-4095.

To donate blood: Visit this Red Cross Web page.

Online: American Red Cross

There are several other charities at this link, including the Salvation Army and the Humane Society; pets need help too.

One bark on “Helping Hands

  1. You should advise Mitt Romney about what the Red Cross will and will not take. His photo-op in Dayton had him and his team collecting goods for the storm victims and a picture of him in his shirtsleeves loading a truck. The rally was scheduled as a “Victory Rally”, or at least that’s what the press passes said, but it was quickly turned into a charity function. How cynical can you get? And ignorant . . . .

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