The damage that Hurricane Sandy has wrought is expected to cost tens of billions of dollars. According to the Red Cross, the tropical storm could impact up to 60 million people in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Here are ways you can donate to relief efforts:
1. American Red Cross
Thousands have gone to Red Cross shelters across the East Coast. Besides providing a roof over peoples' heads, the Red Cross has mobilized meal and relief supply efforts.
Donate through the Red Cross website or call (800) 733-2767. You can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
2. The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has begun collaborating with emergency management officials, as well as preparing dozens of mobile kitchens (canteens), each capable of serving 1,000 meals per day. Follow their updates on their website.
Contribute funds online here, or call (800) 728-7825.
3. Global Giving
Global Giving is a Washington-based organization which will use funds to support relief efforts by organizations working in damaged areas, including International Medical Corps in Haiti, which was also impacted by Sandy.
Read more and/or donate via their website, or text SANDY to 80088 to donate $10 to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. You can also call (202) 232-5784 for more information.