BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2013
We’re in a contest to raise as much money as possible for Hurricane Sandy relief from now until 11AM tomorrow, March 21st and we would love your help! 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Donating is quick and easy and takes less than 30 seconds – all major credit cards are accepted!
Although media coverage has subsided, there remains a lot of work to be done to rebuild communities and provide support across the tri-state area. Please see below for details around how these funds will help victims and the community.
Please donate TODAY!
Please feel free to forward on and spread the word. Every dollar helps!!!!
Chris, Stephanie, Rachel, Mili, and Amisha
Red Cross Recovery Efforts to Help Sandy Survivors
(as posted on redcross.org)
Hurricane Sandy is the biggest U.S. disaster response by the Red Cross in more than five years, and the generous support of so many people and companies across the country have enabled the Red Cross to provide food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort to tens of thousands of people impacted by Sandy, especially in New York and New Jersey.
What will the money be used for:
Any remaining donations for Sandy after the emergency relief activities will be used by the Red Cross to meet longer-term needs of people affected by this disaster.
Even as the Red Cross still is bringing relief to Sandy survivors, it also is moving into long-term recovery. FEMA and other government partners are prioritizing needs in the affected communities, and they have requested that the Red Cross focus its assistance first on three groups of people who have already been identified as needing aid:
People in New York and New Jersey whose homes were destroyed and are in need of either repair assistance or longer-term rental housing;
Those whose homes were destroyed in states which did not receive federal disaster money;
People with demonstrated needs that exceed what can be met by insurance, FEMA and state resources.
Part of the Red Cross efforts over the next several months will involve one-on-one work helping those who have trouble finding assistance on their own. These are the types of activities a survivor doesn’t want to go through alone, and Red Cross workers can provide expertise and a shoulder to lean on during the process. That includes helping people fill out insurance paperwork, identify child care resources, find new housing, and connect with social services in their communities.
In addition, the Red Cross will be supporting projects and programs of other non-profit groups in the New York and New Jersey areas, such as working with several local food banks to help Sandy survivors have access to food during the new year.