Irene relief

Hi, all–

As many of you have no doubt realized, Hurricane Irene did a lot of damage inland in New England, as well as along the coasts of states like North Carolina and Virginia. Many major roads have been rendered impassable and there are people still stranded because of that. Some people have lost everything in the flooding, and others lost loved ones.

I know this has been a hard and heinous year in terms of natural disasters, but if you could, please consider helping again.

Huffington Post has a good list of organizations that are lending relief.

The Salvation Army has made it easy if you don’t want to go online. Text “STORM” to 80888 to make a one-time $10 donation. Or, if you want to go online, here’s the link.

The Red Cross has also made it easy: You can call 1-800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Or, if you want to go online, here.

AmeriCares specializes in getting medicines and medical supplies to hard-hit areas. You can donate here.

Operation Blessing is accepting donations to provide relief supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Irene.

Network for Good has lists of organizations that are helping with relief efforts.

If you’re in those hard-hit areas and you’re able to volunteer for relief efforts, thank you. If you’re not, but you can donate some money to organizations that are helping, thank you, as well.

And please do share this list.