If you're like me, you're feeling helpless about what to do to aid our friends and loved ones on the East Coast. Let's use this thread to collect resources that help them.
1. The American Red Cross is accepting blood donations as well as monetary contributions to help residents on the East Coast affected by Sandy. To donate, visit their website, which also allows users to find their local Red Cross chapter and pinpoint areas in greatest need.
Or call 800-Red-Cross or text "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
2. LA-based Operation USA focuses on getting medical supplies and generators to affected areas. The organization accepts money, frequent flier miles and text-generated donations.
To quickly donate $10 to Operation USA, text "OPUSA" to 50555. To find out more about how you can contribute to ongoing relief efforts, visit their website.
3. The Salvation Army is helping East Coast with food and clean-up kits. Information on how you can donate to storm relief is listed on their website.
4. AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies, including bottled water and a mobile clinic for families affected by Sandy in the tri-state area.
5. Feeding America estimates as many as 35 of its food banks along the eastern sea board were affected by the storm. The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America is accepting donations to help them provide food, water and other supplies to those affected by Sandy.
6. The White House offers suggestions on How To Help Survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
7. 12 Ways To Help in New York City from treehugger.
8. Save the Children's domestic emergency teams in New Jersey and New York are helping families in shelters.
What local and national resources can you share?