How You Can Help Sandy Relief Efforts

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There are many ways to help the Red Cross response to Sandy.

Thank you so much for your interest in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. There are a few ways that you can help!

The first way is to make a financial donation.

Please note that the American Red Cross does not accept material donations or collections of items, including food, clothing, and other supplies. These items often must be sorted, repackaged, and transported, which impedes valuable resources of money, time, and personnel that are needed for other aspects of our disaster relief operation. If you would like to donate food items, the Red Cross recommends contacting your local food bank.

To donate clothing or household items, we suggest visiting the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster's website for of organizations that accept these types of donations.

Financial contributions are needed, on the other hand, to allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for the disaster relief operation close to the disaster site, which avoids delays in getting basic necessities to disaster victims and helps stimulate the weakened local economy, as a community affected by disaster has generally experienced significant economic loss.

Please consider making a financial donation by clicking here.

If you, your school, organization, or business would be interested in raising money for the Red Cross by holding an event, auction, sale, dress-down day, etc., please fill in the highlighted sections of this agreement and send it to michelle.wigianto@redcross.org. For fundraiser ideas, please click here.

Please wait to hear if your agreement has been approved before proceeding with your fundraiser and using the Red Cross logo. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible. If you have additional questions, please call 215-299-4050.

You can also assist the Red Cross by signing up to volunteer. Please click here to begin the process of becoming a volunteer with the Red Cross. If you have further questions about volunteering, please call 215-299-4036

Donating blood is another great way to help the American Red Cross. Click here to sign up and make an appointment to donate blood today.

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