Superstorm Sandy led to over eight million power outages, a death toll in the triple digits, and the destruction of millions of homes and businesses. Fortunately, people are starting to repair the damage, and aiding those affected by disasters is easier than it may seem.
After a natural disaster, volunteering in the place the disaster occurred is not the only way to help the victims. Many organizations, including the American Red Cross, have multiple options available to help after a disaster, including fundraising, donating, giving blood, or even organizing a blood drive.
Assisting millions of families get their lives back can be as simple as sending a text message. American Red Cross created a relief fund for Superstorm Sandy victims; millions of dollars have been donated so far, but the estimated damage caused is over $50 billion. By sending the text “RED CROSS” to 90999, you can donate $10 to the effort.
Lessening the pain for the victims of Superstorm Sandy is hard to do because of the traumatic experience they have been through, but every little bit helps, whether it is donating money, volunteering, or spreading the word about how to support the victims.