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Hurricane Sandy: How Families Can Help

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Whether you’re counting your lucky stars that you weren't harder hit, or just viewing the devastating images from afar, we’re all thinking of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Here are some ways families can aid those who were affected.

Red Cross: Text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation, visit www.redcross.org, or call 800-RED-CROSS.

New York Blood Center: The Red Cross canceled many blood drives to work on relief efforts, and now blood shortages are feared. If you are in the area, call 800-933-2566 to donate or visit http://www.nybloodcenter.org.

Salvation Army: They are operating mobile feeding units and shelters to help the hard-hit areas. Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to donate.

Feeding America: This charity is working to distribute food to the storm's victims. To donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or call 800-910-5524.

Save the Children: They are providing staff and resources to hardest-hit areas of New Jersey to ensure children's needs are addressed. Visit savethechildren.org.

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