Updated: Friday, 02 Nov 2012, 4:25 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 01 Nov 2012, 11:29 AM EDT
Sandy has affected a massive area spanning much of the eastern half of the country including right here in our home State and the American Red Cross is among those working hard to get help to where it is needed. The Red Cross is asking for support and donations to help with this very large and costly effort.
To donate visit www.redcross.org , call the CT Red Cross at (877) 287-3327 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Hundreds of Red Cross blood drives have already been canceled due to the storm, and more are expected due to power outages. This represents a loss of as many as 9,000 blood and platelet products. The Red Cross is asking people who are eligible to give blood especially in places not affected by the storm. To schedule a blood donation now, visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment today.