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7 Ways to Help Superstorm Sandy Victims

The Red Cross offers ideas for individuals and businesses to help out storm victims.

Wondering how to help those still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, especially those in New York and New Jersey? 

The New York Red Cross provided the following suggestions for individuals and businesses. 

  1. Donate Blood or Host A Blood Drive: Encourage employees to participate in community blood drives and/or host a blood drive on-site for both staff and customers. As a blood drive sponsor, you can help meet the blood needs of patients in your community and across the United States.
  2. Implement a Customer Donation Program: Give your customers the opportunity to support Disaster Relief by simply adding a dollar amount to their total purchase.
  3. Sponsor an Employee Giving and Matching Gift Program: Engage employees by sponsoring a fundraising campaign in support of Disaster Relief and provide an incentive to participate by matching employee donations.
  4. Conduct a Percentage of Sales Program: Showcase your commitment to the Red Cross and the people we serve while generating sales for your company by donating a percentage
  5. Donate Ad Space: Donate a portion of your advertising inventory and help share our stories.
  6. Place a Red Cross Banner Ad on Your Website: Place a Red Cross banner ad on your company website to reinforce your support of the Red Cross and encourage donations through our Donate Now webpage.
  7. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to Make a Donation: Customers of participating wireless carriersto 90999. Donations will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid account. Message and Data rates may apply. Full terms and privacy policy can be found on the Red Cross website

Tell us what you're doing to help out those most impacted the storm.

Michele Calderon November 05, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Come to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tonight! 4-8 pm. We are packing boxes and loading a truck full of coats, clothes and blankets. We could use your help!
Michele Calderon November 05, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Address of the Church-120 Stemmers Run Rd, Essex, MD.
Michele Calderon November 05, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Tonight! Our Church is collecting winter clothing, blankets, coats. We are loading a truck that will drive out tomorrow. 120 Stemmers Run Rd, Essex, MD. Items can be dropped off from 4-8 pm. Volunteers are needed to pack boxes and load the truck!
pgcoresident November 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Heroes for the homeland will be collecting goods at FOP 89: 2905 Old Largo Road Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (no clothing please) from 11/6-11/12 and driving them up to Toms River NJ to the volunteer fire dept. there. They have specifically asked for sleeping bags as many of their volunteers are working 24 hours a day, and have lost their homes. We are also collecting water, nonperishables, blankets, batteries, flashlights, etc. donations@heroesforthehomeland.org
Linda Raymond November 06, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Im trying the same thing Nora. Cant find an address anywhere.If you hear could you please post it so I can find out? Thanks,Linda

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