Superstorm Sandy could affect as many as 60 million people in the U.S. East. Some will only lose power, but strong winds and hard rains will create what’s being called “unprecedented damage.” Relief organizations are already helping, and they say it will be a huge effort. Here are some places you can donate to this relief effort.
The Red Cross:
You can donate online, by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10. The Red Cross is also seeking blood and platelet donations. To learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org.
The Salvation Army
You can donate $10 to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 80888.
You can text “GIVEUSA” to 777444 to make a $10 donation, or donate online to help.
If you would like your donations to go to efforts abroad, Operation USA is helping victims in Haiti and Cuba, who were also deeply affected by the storm. In addition to donating online, you can text “AID” to 50555 to give $10.