We take a different route on this Weekly Walk. Rather than focus on notable Twitter and Facebook posts, today we list a handful of resources people can use to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Red Cross: They provide food and shelter and accept donations via their website. Make a $10 donation by texting the word “Redcross” to 90999. They are also requesting blood donations at the New York Blood Center, which can be reached at 800.933.2566.
Humane Society: They dispatch rescue teams to search for displaced animals, and they provide food and shelter. Owners needing to be reunited with pets lost during an evacuation should call 347.573.1561 for information. Make a $10 donation by texting the word “Animals” to 20222.
Feeding America: As stated in their recent blog post: “ ‘It is our responsibility to ensure preparedness for disaster response and relief, so that we can move food to affected areas as quickly as possible — and stay as long as our help is needed,’ said Matt Knott, interim president and CEO of Feeding America. ‘We are there to offer support long after these disasters disappear from the headlines.’ ” Donate via their website or by calling 800.910.5524.
Salvation Army: From their website: “The Salvation Army is serving those impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with food, clean-up kits, as well as emotional and spiritual care.” Visit their webpage to donate.
Global Animal Foundation: They use donations to send rescue teams into impacted areas and to pay for pet medical expenses, food, and shelter. They are also making efforts to reunite pets with their owners.
Facebook North Jersey Support: This page provides questions and answers for those living in the area. Please visit the page if you believe you can answer questions posted by others in need.
Facebook South Jersey Support: This page provides questions and answers for those living in the area. Please visit the page if you believe you can answer questions posted by others in need.
Facebook Hurricane Sandy New York City: From the group page: “Document what is going on in NYC with Hurricane Sandy. Find locations and drop off points for donations, share news, get help and give help.”
Facebook Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets: This page aims at reuniting pets with their owners and offers additional information about where to find animal assistance.
Many people have stepped in to help, but more aid is always welcome. If you have proper shelter in any of the areas affected by the storm, you might offer an extra room, food, showers, clothes, or other items to victims. Even sharing information where people can receive help is a step in the right direction, so please share any details you have in the comments below, on Twitter, or Facebook. We will be sure our readers and followers see it. Thank you and woof.
The Huffington Post has a short slideshow of rescued animals. Click the photo for more.