Irene Recovery: Your Help is Needed

While Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene has come and gone, the Red Cross and Government Agencies are still working to determine the extent of the damage. The Red Cross has launched one of the largest relief operations in recent memory with millions still without power, many people isolated, and possibly $10 billion worth of flood and wind damage. Restoring power is likely to take weeks, and your support is critical to help the Red Cross work with affected areas and prepare nationwide for future disasters. Here’s how you can get involved and make a difference:

  • Make a financial donation— The most immediate and direct impact you can make is to donate to the disaster relief fund.
  • Donate blood— Blood drives on the eastern seaboard are being cancelled due to weather; Help maintain a safe and stable blood supply. Make an appointment now.
  • Volunteer— Hundreds of trained volunteers have already been deployed, and more may be needed in the future. Sign up today.
  • Note: At this time the Red Cross is not accepting donated goods. As needs arises, this may change.

    Other ways you can get involved:

    Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10