Allison MacDonald via Crowdrise
November 03, 2012
I started a team on CrowdRise to benefit the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy because this disaster not only turned my city of New York upside down, it also left a trail of destruction all across the eastern seaboard and parts of the mid-Atlantic. I'm hoping you will donate even just $5 to help those who had to see their worst nightmares become reality. Also, I really hope you will consider joining my fundraising team and becoming a voice for those who are without necessities like food and water during this devastating time.
This was a storm that will go down in history. Let's build a relief effort that will go down in history as well! When you donate using this site the money goes directly to the American Red Cross and will provide critical support to those in need. Five dollars is what some of us spend on coffee in the morning, but can mean the difference between someone shivering without heat or power and having a blanket to keep warm during what already feels like winter. You have the power to make someone's day and get them that much closer to having a roof over their head. Form a team with me and become an even more integral part of getting this country back on its feet after Hurricane Sandy. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. My heart goes out to everyone who has had to feel the unbearable weight of this storm, and if you weren't personally affected, ask around. I'm sure you know someone who was and it's their stories that compel me to act.
The large and powerful storm affected as many as 60 million people, and the Red Cross has workers and relief supplies in place to provide help to people affected by Sandy. More than 7.3 million homes and businesses are in the dark and thousands have been displaced from their home.
With more than 400 disaster workers mobilized, nearly 100 emergency response vehicles activated and around 200,000 ready-to-eat meals shipped, the Red Cross has geared up for an overwhelming demand for shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance. Thousands of people across the country sought Red Cross shelters since Sunday.
“This will be a large, costly relief response and the Red Cross needs help now,” said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Disaster Services for the Red Cross.
Please donate any amount that you can to help the American Red Cross provide these critical services.