Hurricane Sandy: How Can You Help?
November 07, 2012
GSUSA has lifted the fundraising restrictions
to enable girls to raise money for Girl Scouting recovery efforts. They
have established a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to help address the
needs of councils affected by the storm. To give, go to www.donate.girlscouts.org/hurricanerecovery. You will have the option to give directly to the councils, as well as the giving form for the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.
Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Girl Scouts and their communities across the country are looking for ways to contribute to relief efforts. Below are additional ways you can help.
way to help is by donating to the Red Cross. All donations will provide
shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the
storm. To donate, visit www.redcross.org,
call 800-Red-Cross or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10
donation. Nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were canceled because of Sandy, so
blood supplies are low in the areas affected the most. The Red Cross asks that
those who can donate to schedule an appointment to give blood.
For more information on blood donation, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East
Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas. Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to
America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the
disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm's victims. To
donate, visit www.feedingamerica.org or
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.