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ABC7 viewers raise more than $660,000 for Sandy relief fund

Friday, November 02, 2012
The Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew showed their support by helping the Sandy relief drive at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Friday. A young boy gave up his entire allowance and donated the money to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Paul Schulz, CEO of L.A.s Red Cross, explains how the funds raised will help the victims in Superstorm Sandy. An Edison official explains how employees from Southern California are making a difference in the Sandy recovery. Folks who stopped by the Rose Bowl helped raise the Sandy relief effort to $663,000 and counting on Friday. A Red Cross representative was at the Sandy relief drive at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, encouraging folks to donate blood to help storm victims. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised Thursday for the victims caught in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. A woman from Santa Ana donated twice to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort at the Honda Center on Thursday. A woman from Santa Ana donated twice to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort at the Honda Center on Thursday. A woman from Orange stopped by the Honda Center to donate to the Red Crosss Hurricane Sandy relief fund. A local man donated money to help in his friend in New Jersey during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. A 13-year-old girl spent her Halloween collecting a total of $75 for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

ABC7 wants to thank all of our viewers who came out to our relief drives to help raise money for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy has left a path of devastation across the country's most densely populated region since it struck land near Atlantic City on Monday night. The former hurricane knocked out power to more than 8.2 million households, destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 90 people in 10 states. Preliminary estimates showed the storm could cost up to $50 billion in damage.

In partnership with the American Red Cross, ABC7 held two Sandy relief drives -- one at the Honda Center in Anaheim and one at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. And to no surprise, our loyal viewer came out in droves to help support our East Coast neighbors.

Over the last two days, viewers have raised more than $662,000. Thanks to ABC7 viewers who made donations -- at our relief drives and by mail. Every dime of their donation goes to help the people on the East Coast.

If you couldn't to make it out to one of our fundraiser locations, you can still donate.

Donations by check can be sent to:
Superstorm Sandy Relief
P.O. Box 5967
Glendale, CA 91221
All checks should be made out to the American Red Cross, with "Sandy Relief" in the memo line.

Or donate here: American Red Cross

You can also text ABC to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross from your phone

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