Many of us watched Superstorm Sandy develop. Most of us have seen the damage left in its wake. All of us, however, can help.
Please read below to find an organization collecting donations for the victims of the storm. With such steep repair costs in New York and New Jersey, expected to be in the billions, any donation can help: monetary or supply.
Since Saturday, over 23,000 victims have found shelter overnight at an American Red Cross in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. More than 108,000 meals and snacks have been served over 171 Red Cross shelters, across 13 states. You can help the American Red Cross to keep its doors open and supplies in full force by donating to their mission. Click here to help finance the shelter efforts.
K.I.D.S And SAVE THE CHILDREN
Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) and Save the Children are providing relief for kids affected by Superstorm Sandy. K.I.D.S. is providing new products (apparel, shoes, toys, home goods, etc.) to children through social-service agencies in Queens, New York and along the Jersey coast.
K.I.D.S has partnered with Fashion Delivers, a non-profit organization who works with adult apparel and home fashion industries to collect new product. They will be accepting/providing clothing and home goods to adults to ensure that entire families are covered.
Make an online merchandise donation or a cash donation to K.I.D.S., and their 10-to-1 matching system will provide $10 worth or product for every $1 donated.
Save the Children, on the other hand, is providing child-friendly environments inside the shelters for younger victims of the storm. The organization has already sent staff and resources to some of the most devastated areas of New Jersey, and they are continuing to collect cash donations online.
Here is a LOCAL, CINCINNATI donation drive:
Archdiocese of Cincinnati:
They have partnered with the Catholic Charities USA to collect and send donations to the East Coast. To place a monetary donation visit the site here. All proceeds will be given directly to families in need.