As more footage and photographs are released showing the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused along the East Coast, I’ve decided to find ways people can help.
President Obama declared my homestate of Delaware a federal disaster area as well as declaring the same for several other nearby states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
So far the damage is estimated to be at least $20.4 billion in the US. And the storm caused approximately 170 fatalities from formation to dissipating, many of them occurring in Haiti closer to the location this superstorm formed.
Places you can donate:
- The Salvation Army
- You can contact the American Red Cross if you need help or if you want to make a donation. Click on www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. The New York/New Jersey Area also desperately needs blood donations that you can arrange by calling the Red Cross.
- NBC to Show Telethon for Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Among the musicians who are scheduled to perform on the telethon are Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Christina Aguilera; Jimmy Fallon, the host of NBC’s “Late Night,” and Brian Williams, the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” will also appear.
- Feeding America
- The Humane Society