How to Help
The 'superstorm' hit the East Coast late Monday and the record storm surge flooded towns up and down the coast; millions are without power and dozens of people have been killed.
Below are organizations that are mobilizing relief efforts in the region:
AMERICAN RED CROSS: The humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Mobilizing disaster workers, emergency vehicles, shelters and relief supplies to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. Designate your gift to 'Disaster Relief.' DONATE HERE.
AMERICARES: The nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. AmeriCares provides immediate response to emergency and ongoing medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs for people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. The group is prepared to send emergency kits to families in the hurricane's path. Designate your gift to the 'U.S. Disaster Relief Fund.'DONATE HERE.
SALVATION ARMY NATIONAL CORPS: The Salvation Army is prepared for a long-term disaster response and recovery operation following the mass destruction and power outages left by Sandy. In New York City, officials from the Office of Emergency Management have appointed The Salvation Army as the lead agency for the City's Food Access Plan, to coordinate feeding at city shelters. Feeding has already begun in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and mobile canteen units will deploy to the areas of greatest need as damage is assessed in the coming days. Designate your gift to '2012 Hurricane Relief Efforts.' DONATE HERE.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA): ASPCA founder Henry Bergh says its mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the U.S. DONATE HERE.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES: The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals; a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation, and neglect, and also the nation's most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. DONATE HERE.