Tag Archives: Red Cross

How To Help Those Effected By Sandy.

5 Nov

So it has been 1 week since this storm wiped our coast line off the face of the Earth. Not only is the coast line gone, towns inland like Little Ferry and Manville have been totally decimated. Staten Island looks like a war zone, FEMA Aid finally arrived over the weekend but there are still millions without power and we now have this gas ration situation going on. I have seen 100’s of trucks coming into NJ from Ohio, Missouri and Michigan to help us get it together and I sincerely thank them.

If you would like to help out those who have been effected by Sandy, I have done some research to give you LEGIT places to donate food, clothing and money to. I already came across some scam sites on the net. Very sad people are trying to make a profit off this disaster. Some people here lost everything, they need the food banks and shelters. Add to that the millions of people without power who in turn cannot cook and do not have heat. Trust me, this is no pity party going on over here, we want nothing more to clean this mess up and keep it moving.

Below I have links to the Humane Society which has set up at 24 hour hot line to reunite people with their pets. There is also information about shelters that can hold people’s pets while they figure out their living situation. Red Cross is on the scene here, please consider donating to them. They are running shelters and offering medical services all over NJ and NY. And since all the shelters are full, they are obviously in need of food. I have attached a link to places in Bergen County where you can drop off food, cleaning supplies, paper goods and other items. Lastly, Feeding America is collecting food and water to bring to this area, so far they have already hauled 73 truckloads of food to those effected in these parts.

Thanks for reading and we will be back to ‘normal’ (whatever the heck that is) tomorrow 🙂

http://www.humanesociety.org/ Humane Society. A pop up will open for you to donate to Sandy victims. Here is the link to the hotline they put in place as well… http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/11/nj-sandy-pets-hotline-110212.html

http://www.redcross.org/ Red Cross. You can donate right on the front page. They also are in desperate need of blood donations.

http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2012/11/where_to_donate_to_bergen_county_victims_of_hurricane_sandy.html Places in NJ you can drop off new clothing, food and cleaning products.

%d bloggers like this: