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Superstorm Sandy relief efforts: 5 ways you can help in Los Angeles

Superstorm Sandy

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A rollercoaster that once sat on the Funtown Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., rests in the ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The pier was washed away by superstorm Sandy which made landfall Monday evening.

Disaster relief is underway for victims of the Superstorm formerly known as Hurricane Sandy. Communities destroyed by the landmark landfall will get some much needed assistance from the West Coast this weekend via a number of traditional and untraditional fundraising efforts. 

The Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday a commitment of $2 million toward disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. For people with shallower pockets who still want to help, below is a list of ways to donate buckets of your own duckets to the all-too-literal Sandy bail out.

(Leave us a message in the comments about other local benefits and fundraisers.)

1. NBC Universal Telethon - "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together"

The one-hour telethon/concert aired Friday on NBC Universal stations — NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy, USA — and streamed online (you can view a replay here). Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross. 

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