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How you can help storm victims


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- People all over the country, including Madison, are wondering how they can help victims of Hurricane Sandy. There are several organizations providing relief and they all could use donations so they can help the most people.

The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food, emotional support and other help with donations from the public. Blood supplies are also low after nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were canceled on the East Cost because of Sandy. To donate blood or money you can visit their website, call (800) RED-CROSS or test the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army has mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast working to service thousands in the most heavily hit areas. To donate to the Salvation Army, head to this website.

Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies and is working to distribute them to storm victims. To donate, visit the Feeding America website or call (800) 910-5524.

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies. To learn more, head to this website.

World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit World Vision's website.  

Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit this website to donate.

If you are heading to the East Coast, Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help storm victims. To volunteer, learn more here.

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