WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) - HOW TO HELP
The response to Sandy is very large and very costly and the Red Cross needs the public's help now. People can make a financial donation by visiting www.redcross.org , call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone'slocal Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC20013.
The storm has also caused the cancellation of hundreds of Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a loss of as many as 11,000 blood products and people are eligible are asked to schedule a blood donation now , especially if they live outside the areas impacted by the storm.
To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS(1-800-733-2767). To give blood, someone must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them. Some states allow 16-year-olds to give with parental consent.
RED CROSS SHELTERS
If someone needs to find a shelter, they 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. People can let their loved ones know how they are by using the "I'm Safe" button on the Red Cross Hurricane App which can be found in the Apple App Store and theGoogle Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. People can also register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website to let loved ones know they are okay. To register, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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