Red Cross Opens Shelters along Eastern Seaboard and throughout New York

Hurricane Sandy
I’m staying here until it’s safe to go home.

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The American Red Cross opened shelters in multiple states across the Mid-Atlantic as Hurricane Sandy loomed, offering shelter to those who were trying to escape the wrath of the storm.

Sunday night, more than 3,200 people stayed in 112 Red Cross shelters in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and Delaware, and more shelters are being opened.

FIND SHELTER If you need to find a shelter click here, download the Red Cross Hurricane app, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or check your local television, radio and newspaper. You should bring the following:

  • Prescription medicine
  • Identification and valuable papers
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothing
  • Blankets, pillows and/or sleeping bags
  • Special items for children and infants, such as baby food and diapers
  • HOW TO HELP People can help by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief online, by text or by phone. Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

    To donate click here, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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