HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY SANDY

Aid groups readying for unprecedented damage


By Julie Hays, CNN
updated 4:03 PM EDT, Mon October 29, 2012


New York's Long Island is experiencing gale-force winds and flooding in some areas.
New York's Long Island is experiencing gale-force winds and flooding in some areas. Photograph featured on CNN's website.

 
STORY HIGHLIGHTS - Please visit CNN website for further information.
  • Hurricane Sandy could affect as many as 60 million people
  • Relief organizations are readying supplies and volunteers
  • Red Cross, AmeriCares, Salvation Army and World Vision are preparing in the US
  • International Medical Corps and Operation USA are providing aid to Haiti, Cuba

(CNN) --" Hurricane Sandy could affect as many as 60 million people across the eastern U.S. according to power officials. While some will only loose power, the strong winds, storm surge and pelting rain may cause unprecedented damage for others."
To find out how to volunteer or make a donation to Red Cross, visit the organization's website or text words "RED CROSS" to 90999 to contribute $10 to disaster relief efforts.
 
Red Cross is also asking that people in unaffected areas donate blood.
Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to learn more about blood donation or to schedule a donation appointment in your area.
 
AmeriCares is working with health clinics, food banks and other agencies in vulnerable areas to make sure medical and emergency supplies are available where needed.
Go online to make a donation to the AmeriCares Disaster Relief Fund.

PLEASE VISIT CNN for a list of how agencies are prepared to help and what we can do to further their efforts. THANK YOU.
 
 
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