The horrific storm of Sandy hit one week ago today. Even though I was thankfully spared living in Upstate NY, many of my family and friends in the Northeast region are still without power, gas, food, water, or supplies. Worse off, MANY are without a home to return to. It’s simply unimaginable and saddening. In this great time of need, there are alot of people that have come together to make a difference and help those during this horrific time.
An awesome initiative was started by the Blogging community, and specifically Laura of Pet Scribbles, called Socks for Sandy in an effort to help victims get hats, gloves, and socks. Donations can be sent to the address below. They are delivered to a post office mailbox that is owned by Laura and she personally brings each package to the local hurricane shelter for distribution. Any excess will be given to other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey’s coastline.
What’s Needed (for all ages):
- warm socks
- winter hats
- (it’s also been said that there is a need for plus-sized women’s clothes)
What more can you do?
- Visit www.redcross.org
- Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
- Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- Use the “donate” feature on the free Red Cross Apps for mobile devices to support this relief response.
- Contributions may also be sent to local Red Cross chapters
- Mail a donation to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
Give Blood – More than 360 Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to the storm, representing a loss of as many as 12,000 blood and platelet products. People who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, are asked to schedule a donation appointment in the days and weeks to come.
Please spread the word! Every little bit helps!