Saturday, November 3, 2012

How you can help in the aftermath of the Storm

Volunteering: The Connecticut Red Cross is asking interested volunteers to email with their phone number and email address. The Red Cross will then contact them with further information about how they can help out.

Blood Donations: The Red Cross is reporting a shortfall of more than 7,000 blood donations in the Northeast.  To find the location closest to your home if you're interested in donating blood, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit

Monetary Donations: Persons interested in donating to charitable solicitations for hurricane recovery efforts are encouraged to review “Tips for Giving in Times of Crisis” available online from Charity Navigator in order to avoid charities fraud.  Charity Navigator has also prepared a webpage specific to Hurricane Sandy with tips for making smart giving decisions in the wake of the storm, as well as a list of highly-rated charities responding. (Monetary Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development is one place you can send them).

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