The American Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Sandy


Hurricane Sandy reached land last night and the effects have been devastating. The storm has left 29 Americans dead and nearly 7.5 million without power, and Sandy’s high winds knocked down trees and power lines sparking fires to homes across the east coast. Volunteers from the Red Cross have already sprung into action by providing shelter for more than 3,200 people in 9 different states, and more and more people continue to move into these shelters. As Sandy continues to wreak havoc it is vital that we all pull together to help our family and friends affected by this record-breaking storm.

Here are a few ways that you or your Red Cross Club can stay informed and help victims of Hurricane Sandy:

  1. With nearly 300 blood drives closed on the east coast, support victims by donating blood at your local Red Cross
  2. Volunteer to be apart of our disaster relief team in our local community to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy (must be 18 years or older)
  3. Fundraise or provide donations for the Red Cross to assist in sheltering, feeding, and clothing disaster victims
  4. Contact your local Red Cross to help create comfort kits that disaster provide victims with everyday essentials
  5. Download the Red Cross Hurricane and First-aid app for up-to-date weather alerts, open Red Cross shelters, and disaster toolkit
  6. Register on Red Cross Safe and Well Website to let loved ones know you’re safe
  7. Protect your family from the affects Hurricane Sandy may have in your community
  8. Raise awareness for how people can prepare for, prevent, and respond to disasters

 Visit,,, or call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy

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One response to “The American Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Sandy

  1. Red Cross society always does some great work in case of a natural calamity or disaster. It is for this reason that it has become the biggest symbol of humanitarian work. A lot of appreciation and praise for them along with best wishes for the future!

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