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Random acts of kindness – Day 11

Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.  ~Kevin Heath

Once the clouds have lifted and the sunrise is a beautiful sight once more, it’s difficult to imagine life going back to normal while in the midst of devastation.  With the help of others, hardships are eased and the weary are comforted.  Today’s exercise is to give.  If you want to know what you can do to help victims of super storm Sandy on the Eastern seaboard, here’s a list of some ideas:

Donate blood
The Red Cross had to cancel about 300 blood drives because of the storm and supplies are running low. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule a donation appointment in your area. The New York Blood Center is also collecting blood donations in the New York/New Jersey area.

Give food and shelter
The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are providing emergency shelter and meals for evacuees.

Help children in need
Save the Children and World Vision are paying special attention to the needs of children affected by the storm.

Care for animals
The Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association have teams working to save the lives of animals caught in the storm.

Provide emergency supplies
AmeriCares, Direct Relief International and Feeding America are providing food, medical supplies and emergency kits for people in need.

Join in the cleanup
Team Rubicon has dispatched veteran field teams to start working right away, and Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to help rebuild after the storm passes.

Source Credit: CNN’s Impact your world site

 

Feel free to add suggestions on the comment thread of this post.  I hope everyone is doing well, take care.

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One response

  1. Good ideas. We have a local organization that began mobilizing to take donations before Sandy ever hit land. We always give to them for disaster help because they’re local, and they do a great job.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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