October 30, 2012

Cleaning Up Sandy

Well, Hurricane Sandy still ravaging through the Northeast. And instead of feeling completely and utterly helpless, I did a bit of research as how we can best help out our friends who are affected by this horrible storm. If you're looking for a few ways to lend a hand from afar, see below.

You can check out an extensive list from abc: How To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

How you can help Hurricane Sandy victims:
  • Donate blood: If you're in the vicinity of the storm (and all is safe - i.e. you are completely out of harm's way), donate blood. This is especially needed for residents who live in New Jersey, and if you live in NY, please consider donating blood to help out. To donate, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
  • Donate funds to The American Red Cross: To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 
  • And don't forget about our furry friends! The Humane Society of the United States and American Humane Society are seeking donations to help rescue stranded pets and help animals in shelters.

I hope you're staying safe and healthy, wherever you are!