Disaster Relief

The tornadoes that continue to ravage the southern United States as well as the wildfires in the West coast seem unfathomable and loss of life is climbing everyday. Hurricanes are predicted to be much stronger than years past and affect the East coast from Florida to Maine and inland near those areas.

Homelessness, loss of life and possessions and facing the rebuilding efforts needed can seem impossible. Feel free to offer your help in what ever ways you can to these organizations so they can help those in their time of need. As time goes on and new headlines take these stories off the front page, these communities still will need as much help as we can give in whatever ways we can.

What is usually needed more than bulk items is money and blood donations, which are a much greater help than traveling to the troubled area and clogging up the highways for professional responders who need clear passage to rescue and maintain back control of the situation at hand.

Salvation Army
The charity is providing food, drinks and spiritual support to victims. To donate, text GIVE to 80888 to donate $10 through your phone bill. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/ or the blog.

Save The Children
The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations online at http://j.mp/kbE3A6 . People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours.

Feeding America
Feeding America distributes food to local food banks providing meals to states hit by the tornadoes. Donate to them