How to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

The Red Cross is preparing for the massive storm that is moving toward the east coast. You can help with a simple $10 donation.

As families on the east coast prepare for Hurricane Sandy, the American Red Cross is preparing to provide aid to those who might be affected.

Weather experts expect this storm system to affect as many as 50 million people. Currently in the hurricane’s path are Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, Red Cross officials said.

Hurricane Sandy will bring heavy rain and flooding, winds gusting up to 75 miles per hour, extended power outages and even snow, experts said.

“Some expect the approaching storm to be more powerful than Hurricane Irene, which caused a widespread disaster response operation in 2011,” officials said through a statement on their website. “The Red Cross is mobilizing disaster workers and putting relief supplies into place. It also has shelters standing by and more than 100 emergency response vehicles on alert to respond, including vehicles from as far away as Wisconsin.”

To help those affected donate through the Red Cross website or call (800) 733-2767. You can also text the word ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Vito Spago October 29, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Well, we will see if they are self sufficient like in the floods of Ohio or a bunch of entitlement whiners like in New Orleans. I hope for Obama's sake that he has FEMA on alert.
Mammaboo October 30, 2012 at 04:38 AM
What is wrong with you people making these awful comments????? You are so sick!!! You have obviously never helped anyone in need or you would not feel that way. So glad you were born knowing everything and have never needed anyone. I pray that God forgives you and I pray for peace and protection on everyone's (yours included) family and friends in this storms direct path. I have a sister, and a niece and her family and several friends who could lose everything, including their lives, so I pray for God's protection and our peace.
Gina Tenorio October 30, 2012 at 06:09 AM
The death toll is at 15 so far Vito. We try not to edit comments here Vito. So you have your chance to say things regardless of how hurtful or absurd they might be. I certainly hope you believe with all your depth in what you write. I hope it's not a gimmick or just an attempt to get a rise out of people because that is a bad quality to have. Of course I know nothing about you. So I do not want to assume this is who you really are.
That One Girl October 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Veto, Vito! Your mindset is horribly wrong, as a citizen of both America and of Earth. I'm only in high school, and even I know that every human life is worth saving.
Loretta Chavez November 01, 2012 at 04:48 AM
i feel bad for the victims i wanna send care pakages but idk where to send them


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