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For those of you who have been captivated by the carnage that Sandy has caused, please read this post fromand click through the links below.
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From a New Yorker To YOU The people Of Google Plus… The People Of The World:
How You Can Help #hurricanesandy victims. It Is WORSE Than You Imagine! My only wish is that you will PLEASE Take a moment to read this post and consider this:
While speaking with friends from around the world, I've come to realize that while the news and images have struck a chord with many…. there are still many more people who just do NOT realize the *sheer amount of devastation* that this storm has had in its path from Haiti all the way to New York City.
More than 40 dead109!!As of Saturday Morning HALF (20)of those in my home town of Staten Island NY Im crushed. ( we also had the highest death toll during 9/11.. not a happy place.. I think Im moving to LA! )
I'm sharing TWO things: *Images/videos* (linked below) that truly showcase just how horrific the storm was, and secondly and more importantly… a list of how you can help!
Videos of just how bad it truly is:
Staten Island Hotel Owner Gives Away NYC Marathon Runners' Rooms to Sandy Victims: http://goo.gl/miKSQ <LOTS of TRULY amazing videos on that page 5 of them!
User Submitted Photos To CBS:
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:
(EDIT:) GOOGLE MAP of FREE WIFI in NYC http://goo.gl/LKFPT Provided by !
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FOUNDATION: https://plus.google.com/108250822369704056776/posts
NEW YORK CARES is accepting volunteer applications: http://newyorkcares.org/volunteer/disaster/__
THE RED CROSS is looking for volunteers Shifts are 12-hours and volunteers work over multiple days. Training will be afforded to those without experience.Individual donations or collections are not accepted. "The cost to sort, package and distribute these types of donations to disaster victims is usually greater than the cost of purchasing the items locally, and it is logistically impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in a meaningful and equitable way." Instead, make a financial gift via *www.redcross.org** 1-800-RED-CROSS* (1-800-733-2767) If you want to make a quick $10.00 donation to the Red Cross: * text the word REDCROSS to 90999*
John Jay High School in Park Slope Brooklyn, which was set up as an evacuation shelter, is looking for volunteers to work six to eight hour shifts helping out. *Contact them here:* http://goo.gl/JMeCK
You can Donate Blood to the American Red Cross: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
*The Salvation Army is providing *meals and shelter. _"At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief._ However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army," the organization said Tuesday in a press release
Humane Society's Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Phone: 301-258-8276
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes. You can call Habitat's Partner Service Center at 800-HABITAT (422-4828).
COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY
This group coordinates efforts with the state's Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations. Phone: *(908) 355- FOOD (3663), ext. 243.*
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve. Their Website: http://feedingamerica.org/* Their phone number 800-910-5524
AMERICARES This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on their website: *http://www.americares.org/howtohelp/***
DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics. Text message: Text the word RELIEF to 27722 to give $10.
UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF
Provides immediate relief, assistance with cleanup and rebuilding, pastoral counseling and support for children and youth who have been through trauma.Text message: Text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give a $10 donation . Phone: 800-554-8583
JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA The Jewish Federations of North America Hurricane Relief Fund will contribute to recovery and rebuilding. *Text message*: Text the word RELIEF to 51818 to pledge a donation.
WORLD VISION Describing itself as "a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families" and communities, World Vision provides flood clean-up kits, hygiene kits, blanket and food kits. Text message: Text the word GIVEUSA to 777444 to donate $10
BREEZY POINT FUND RAISER
One of the most badly damaged communities in Sandy's wake is Breezy Point, Queens. Catholic University student Matthew Petronis created a website: *http://goo.gl/OOmqU* to help his community rebuild. "I have seen the damage and can say that the place where I grew up during my childhood is almost gone," he wrote on the page, "but that is not the case for the children that are growing up now!"
PLACES ACEPTING DONATIONS ON STATEN ISLAND: Staten Island is in desperate need of help http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/how_you_can_help_staten_island.html
STATEN ISLAND HELP:
If you would like to *drop off donations of clothing or other tangible goods* in person, there is a distribution center at Miller Field, New Dorp Lane, *Staten Island, NY* (718) 351-6970. At this location there are representatives from FEMA, National Guard, Red Cross and Salvation Army. (I grew up here… the beach community is devastated)
Also, the FBI has counseled on its Facebook page "to beware of fraudulent emails and websites claiming to conduct charitable relief efforts. Disasters prompt individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause," and suggests reading http://www.ic3.gov/media/2011/110311.aspx_
It is my prayer that you will take a moment to CONSIDER simply SHARING this if you do nothing else. I know people who had their homes abolished! Please help out in any small way you can.
I'll leave you with this.. a song "Dream On" Aerosmith Hurricane Sandy Coming Together *My way of saying thank you for listening, caring enough to share, and for scrolling down this far!*
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