Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We cannot believe how loved we are! We want to thank all the elfettes that checked in on us and sent good thoughts our way while Hurricane Sandy took her course. We are happy to report that our e.l.f. family is safe and while it took a while, our site is back up and running! However, not all East Coast residents were so lucky. Look below to see how you can help with relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, no matter where you live.
The Red Cross was short on their blood supply before the hurricane and almost 100 Red Cross blood drives were cancelled because of the Hurricane, resulting in an even lower supply for the areas that need it most. For those who are able, the Red Cross is asking everyone to schedule an appointment to give blood. To donate blood for those in the NY/NJ area, please call 800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.
Donate Money, Food or Goods
Any donations made to the Red Cross will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by Hurrican Sandy. Please visit www.redcross.org, call 800-Red-Cross or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army is providing mobile feeding units and shelters along to East Coast to the heavily hit areas. To donate food, clothing or money, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org today.
Feeding America is giving away thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone to the Hurricane's victims. Please visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 800-910-5524 to donate.
AmeriCares is providing medicine and other medical supplies to those that endured the storm. To donate, visit www.americares.org
World VIsion is distributing emergency food kits, personal hygiene items and flood clean-up kits to Hurricane Sandy victims. To help strengthen their efforts, please visit www.worldvision.org to donate.
Save the Children is assisting families and their children to find relief from the storm. To donate, please go to www.savethechildren.org.
It doesn't matter if you can only donate a litlte, every bit counts!
Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help storm victims across the East Coast. To volunteer, please visit their website, http://spvolunteernetwork.org/projects/hurricane-sandy-response.aspx
Let's also give a big round of applause and thank you to our National Guard soliders that are providing relief.
What will you be doing to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy?
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