Showing posts with label Sandy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sandy. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

'Not So' Wordless Wednesday...

As you all know, we've had a very huge hurricane/storm called 'Sandy' brewing around the Atlantic Ocean...came out from nowhere, and ended up in a huge devastation on the North East coast, causing numerous deaths and damages! Here, in S. Florida, we had our share of Sandy, starting with heavy rains, winds, and huge dangerous waves up to 20 ft, a massive erosion to once that was our beautiful beaches. As you can see in this photo, we lost 90% of our beach with a dangerous 5ft drop-down from the entrance!
Non-stop pounding waves...pouring out into our parking lot with debris. It was a scary scene, this was only the beginning of the worst to happen at the end of the week. By Saturday, Oct. 27th, 'Sandy' decided to make her way up the N. East Coast, and by Monday of this week, causing more devastation to the Coastline, making her way up to New Jersey, and New York!
While we escaped the worst of Sandy's fury and she only devastated and destroyed our beaches and caused a massive erosion throughout the entire coastline...causing more decline in tourism...which is the least of the problems; Our hearts go out to the people up the entire N. East Coast, and especially New Jersey, and New York!

Here's a link to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, in Battery Park, New York...and a couple of photos, courtesy to this link!
Naples News Photo Gallery, of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy


Here's how you can help out those in need from Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy!

Info from: NBC News’ website:

AMERICAN RED CROSS
The Red Cross is providing shelter, clothes, supplies, food and blood, as needed, for the victims of Sandy. You can donate blood, but in terms of items, you'll be doing more for those in need by donating money instead of physical goods.

Text message: Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. As in the case with other donations via mobile, the donation will show up on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You need to be 18 or older, or have parental permission, to donate this way. (If you change your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)

Phone: 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 800-257-7575; for TDD,  800-220-4095.
To donate blood: Visit this Red Cross Web page.
Online: American Red Cross
 
SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army is providing meals and shelter. "At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief. However, these items are vital to supporting the day-to-day work of your local Salvation Army," the organization said Tuesday in a press release.

Text message: Text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation. To confirm the donation, respond with the word “Yes.”

Phone: 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769)
Online: Salvation Army; here's the organization's New Jersey site, and its Greater New York site.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society's Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Online: Humane Society of the United States
Phone: 301-258-8276

AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION
The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter.
Text message: Text the word HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10.
Phone: 866-242-1877.
Online: The AHA's website for donating is here.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
 Habitat, an international organization, helps those in need rebuild their homes after disaster strikes.
As of Tuesday morning, Habitat's online donation system was not available. If you want to make a donation, you can call Habitat's Partner Service Center at 800-HABITAT (422-4828). Press "0" when prompted and representatives will take your donation information over the phone.
This is Habitat for Humanity's main website.

COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY
This group coordinates efforts with the state's Office of Emergency Management, as well as with state and local nonprofit organizations.
Online: Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Phone: (908) 355- FOOD (3663), ext. 243.

FEEDING AMERICA
The organization will deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need through its network of food banks and the agencies they serve.
Phone: 800-910-5524
Online: This is Feeding America's main website.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA
Catholic Charities provides emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support "regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds."
Online: More information here; main website here.
Phone: 800-919-9338 

AMERICARES 
This group provides emergency medicine and supplies. Donations are accepted on its accepts donations on its website.
Phone: 800-486-4357.

DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL
The organization provides medicine and supplies to partner health centers and clinics.
Text message: Text the word RELIEF to 27722 to give $10.
Phone: 805-964-4767.
Online: Direct Relief International is the main website; go here to donate online.

WORLD VISION
Describing itself as "a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families" and communities, World Vision provides flood clean-up kits, hygiene kits, blanket and food kits.
Text message: Text the word GIVEUSA to 777444 to donate $10.
Phone: 888-511-6443.
Online: For World Vision's Hurricane Sandy relief, click here.

All of this info is from NBC News: The Daily Nightly
HAVE A SAFE...AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!





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