There are a number of relief efforts to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
- AMERICAN RED CROSS
Donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort or you can text a $10 donation through your cell phone to REDCROSS at 90999. The text donation will add a $10 charge to your cell phone bill for the donation.
Hurricane Relief Effort to Northern Coastal Communities in New Jersey:
There is a face book page called: Sandy Clean-up Help Across Delmarva with up to date information on drop off locations to help for both Somerset County, MD and northern communities of New Jersey and New York.
Mid Shore Events:
EASTON–Easton Volunteer Fire Department – Contact: Chaplain Drew Jensen, 315 Aurora Park Drive, Easton, MD, 410-822-4848.
Bay Hundred Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Donations may be dropped off at the St. Michaels Community Center, 103 Railroad Ave., and the St. Michaels YMCA, 1013 S. Talbot St. Checks for a tax-deductible monetary donation can be made out to SMCC/Hurricane Relief at P.O. Box 354, St. Michaels, MD 21663.
USA Dance Easton Chapter 6099 – Fundraiser for Sandy victims from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at YMCA of the Chesapeake,202 Peach Blossom Road,Easton. Donations to be given to the American Red Cross.
Fox Trucking of Easton – Collecting canned chili, beef stew, ravioli, spaghetti/meatballs, peanut butter, jelly, canned soup, fruit, vegetables, beverages, cereals, instant oatmeal, instant coffee, tea, shelf stable milk, pasta sauce, soap, shampoo, diapers, toilet paper, tooth brushes and paste, paper plates and cups, plastic cutlery, baby wipes, ladies personal items, blankets, flash lights and batteries; pet items including cat food, cat litter, dog food, horse feed, hay, shavings, medical supplies, and buckets. All items to be placed in boxes only, no bags. The items may be dropped off to Fox Trucking 29920 Dover Road.Easton. For information, call Geoff Fox at 410-924-2605 or Fox Trucking at 410-822-2966.
NATIONAL EFFORTS -
- IRS – LEAVE DONATION
This is an IRS/Treasury Department leave-based donation programs to aid victims who have suffered from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Employees can donate vacation, sick or personal leave in exchange for employer cash payments made to qualified tax-exempt organizations providing Hurricane Sandy relief. Click link above for additional information.
- FEEDING AMERICA
Feeding America and member food banks continue to support victims of Superstorm Sandy. Click above for additional information.
- AMERICARES Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund
- WORLD VISION – Donations for personal hygiene items
- SALVATION ARMY DISASTER RELIEF
- HUMANE SOCIETY – helping to reunite pets and their owners
There are many organizations that are working to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, however you do want to be sure your donation will have the best impact possible – with your money going to disaster relief and not to administrative costs. You can check out the charities you’re interested in supporting at CHARITY NAVIGATOR