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Superstorm Sandy Relief: How You Can Help

Here is how those of us in the Chicago area can aid victims in the most affected areas.

We had some impressive wind and waves in the northern Chicago suburbs as a result of Superstorm Sandy, but none of the devestation people along the East Coast are experiencing.

Patch has gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts:

The American Red Cross is collecting funds and coordinating blood donations. The organization sheltered more than 3,000 people across nine states during the worst of the storm. You can donate $10 by phone by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.

Sandy has caused the cancellation of about 300 American Red Cross blood drives.

“Patients will still need blood despite the weather,” said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer of the Red Cross, in a statement.  

To schedule a blood donation at a center near you or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) takes donations to rescue and shelter animals affected by the storm. Nearly 300 animals are staying with their owners in shelters in the New York City area, the agency said.

The ASPCA is also setting up a distribution center in Syracuse, New York with 4,000 sheltering units, which contain pet food, crates, food bowls, toys, and anything else an animal may need.

The Salvation Army: You can donate $10 to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 80888. If you are already volunteer-certified, you can sign up to help out with disaster relief.

AmeriCares: You can donate to AmeriCares’ relief fund to help the organization, which is distributing supplies to 130 clinics in the 13 states affected by Sandy.

To follow news from some of the most affected areas and see how local residents are faring, here are links to Patch sites:

Greenwich Patch (CT)

Hoboken Patch

Ocean City Patch 

Point Pleasant Patch

 

Do you know of any groups in the Chicago area organizing supplies or donations for Superstorm Sandy victims? Tell us in the comments.

michaelfusco November 01, 2012 at 09:56 PM
My name is michael fusco grow up in ny i live in chicago. I would do anything to help going to red cross this weekend to help out new york....
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Merrill Medansky November 04, 2012 at 10:46 PM
My sister lost her house in Toms River NJ... my mother and two sisters are still without power elsewhere in NJ... It's getting cold there, and houses have no heat... Please open your hearts and give what you can to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, or your preferred human services organization... this may be the worst storm ever to hit the US... even bigger and broader than Katrina...
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