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A Day of Giving

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Join ABC11 and the Disney Company in providing the much needed support to those in need.

The response needed to those affected by Sandy is very costly so the Red Cross needs your help now.

Text to Give:

Text ABC to 90999 to give $10 to the American Red Cross

Phone:

1-800-HELP-NOW(435-7669)

Online:

Go directly to the Red Cross Donation page.

Shelters are open in nine states and our focus today is ramping up a massive feeding operation to get hot meals to residents in places like Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey.
  • 115 Red Cross shelters spanning nine states including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio and the District of Columbia.
  • The Red Cross has
  • deployed 12 mobile kitchens capable of making 198,000 meals a day and shipped more than 334,000 shelf-stable meals to the area served nearly 164,000 meals so far
  • activated more than 230 response vehicles, more than two-thirds of the entire Red Cross fleet, which are beginning to distribute meals, water and snacks in some areas
  • mobilized more than 3,300 disaster workers from all over the country
  • deployed 50 trailers of relief supplies such as clean-up kits, rakes, shovels, tarps, dust masks and work gloves.
  • We have more help on the way. As roads and airports re-open and people are able to travel again, more workers, vehicles and relief supplies will be arriving.
  • We are working hard to get help to where it is needed, but access into many areas is still difficult. We will expand our reach into more communities as soon as officials say it is safe.