The American Red Cross is continuing to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. A total of 45 trained volunteers have been deployed from our region and more are deploying daily.

In addition to shelter stays, mental health services and other assistance, the Red Cross has a massive mobile feeding effort underway in Long Island and other areas hit hardest by the storm. More than 3,300 disaster workers from all over the country are on the east coast and more will join them in the coming days. Nearly 6,800 people spent Thursday night in 97 Red Cross shelters across nine states.

Local fundraising efforts have been conducted by businesses, individuals and in partnership with organizations such as the Seattle Sounders FC. To donate to relief efforts, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit Please also consider donating blood if eligible.

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    1. Hey, thanks for your interest Doreen! The best way would be to send your contribution, earmarked for Sandy Disaster Relief, to The American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. If you’d like you may also go to or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation.

  1. I have a group of people who would like to go and help with the relief effort. Is there any way the Red Cross can facilitate that?

    1. Hi Chris-

      Thank you for your interest in assisting with Sandy relief efforts. The Red Cross is unable to accept or facilitate the services of local spontaneous volunteers. We are only deploying trained Red Cross volunteers. If you and your team would like to make a donation to relief efforts, you may visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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