FRIDAY FEATURED FRIENDS
East Coast Family & Friends dealing with Hurricane Sandy


This week it is all about those who have suffered through the mass destruction of Hurricane Sandy.  As many of us move on with our busy, everyday lives there are those who have been removed from their homes and have no idea when or how they will return and rebuild.  I want to dedicate this Friday to families and friends dealing with Hurricane Sandy before and after the storm.  Also, to all the volunteers and authorities working hard to find people who are still missing, those who may be injured and those who have no where to go.
The American Red Cross is currently covering 10 States to provide relief and necessary resources to help those in need.  If you are wondering how you can help, here are a few things that I have found to make a difference in our friends' lives back on the East Coast.  God bless each of you.


Posted Nov 01,2012
People Can Support Response by Giving To 
Red Cross Disaster Relief
Contact: Public Affairs Desk
Telephone: (202) 303-5551  HELP ON THE WAY More than 7,000 people spent Wednesday night in 115 Red Cross shelters in nine states – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. Red Cross disaster workers have already served nearly 164,700 meals. More than 334,000 ready to eat meals are in the area and 12 mobile kitchens capable of making 198,000 meals a day have been deployed. Read more...http://www.redcross.org
HOW TO HELP The Red Cross has a massive response to Sandy underway that spans multiple states.
People can make a financial donation in support of Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD Nearly 360 Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to the storm, representing a loss of as many as 12,000 blood and platelet products. The Red Cross is asking people who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, to schedule a blood donation now.
To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can visitredcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Read more at http://www.redcross.org
RED CROSS SHELTERS To find a Red Cross shelter, people can download the Red Cross Hurricane app, visit the Red Cross web site, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or check local media outlets.