How to Help
HOW TO HELP
To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can visit redcrossblood.org
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TOLEDO, OH, Thursday, November 8, 2012 - The American Red Cross has a huge relief response underway to Sandy, providing people across a number of states with a safe place to stay, food to eat and comfort during this difficult time.
More than 7,600 people spent the night in 110 shelters. So far the Red Cross has helped people in ten states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico affected by Sandy. We have:
• Served more than 3.3 million meals and snacks
• Provided more than 29,600 health services and emotional support contacts
• Handed out more than 124,500 relief items
• Since Sandy hit, response organizations have provided more than 117,600 shelter stays. The Red Cross has provided more than 63,000 of those stays.
• The entire fleet of American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs), more than 320 in all, has been mobilized for this relief effort. Northwest Ohio's ERV left before Sandy made landfall.
Local volunteers Frances Amison and Pamela Schwartzkopf will leave for New Jersey tomorrow to provide support as caseworkers to connect clients to resources and referrals in North New Jersey. Volunteer Gary Betway returned to the area on Wednesday. A listing of local volunteers deployed to date and their chapter of affiliation is below.