How to Help After Hurricane Sandy
Thursday, November 01, 2012

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Fortunately, the counties of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester came through Hurricane Sandy much better off than most places in New Jersey.  We as a Community/Kennedy Family can help the other areas of the state that are dealing with devastating conditions.

URGENT NOTE:  Over 240 blood drives have been cancelled on the East coast.  All blood types are needed right now.  Kennedy will hold blood drives on Thursday, November 29th at Washington Township from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Monday, December 3rd at Cherry Hill from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 5th at Stratford from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please call Lori at 856-566-2099 to schedule an appointment.

In addition here are a few resources you might consider supporting:

American Red Cross Disaster Relief – Financial donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.  To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Contributions may also we sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter.

Salvation Army – Donors are encouraged to give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also text the work “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”  Those interested in volunteering should register at www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.  Please note that disaster service training is a prerequisite for volunteering in a disaster zone and not all registered volunteers will be called on to serve.

Feeding America – Feeding America is securing food, water and other supplies for Hurricane Sandy’s victims.  To learn more about Feeding America and its disaster relief operation, or to donate to the organization, please visit www.feedingamerica.org.  Donations can also be accepted by calling 800-910-5524.

Americares – This nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization is preparing emergency kits for families affected by the hurricane.  Designate your gift to the ‘U.S. Disaster Relief Fund’ at https://forgood.yahoo.com/donate/54/news.