Though it's hard to believe that the NYC marathon will be going on this Sunday, I will be proud to use this event as a way to show my support and love of New York. I hope that the marathon itself can be uplifting and serve as a symbol of the strong spirit of this city. As the NYC marathon links all the boroughs of the city together, let's remember how we are connected to one another and think about the ways we can support those in need. As we all know, many of our friends and neighbors were devastated by this storm. Lives were lost, homes were destroyed. Please join me in support of the American Red Cross, as it works tirelessly to provide relief for those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
New York Road Runners wrote -
Support Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy
Your contribution will go to the American Red Cross and will provide critical support to those in need.
The large and powerful storm affected as many as 60 million people in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, 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 a large response to this large and powerful storm. 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. “People can help by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.”
Financial donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.
Please donate any amount that you can to help the American Red Cross provide these critical services. Go even one step further and select the "Create Your Own Fundraising Page" button on the right to become a fundraiser for this cause.