Several non-profit agencies around the state have launched relief efforts to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The Connecticut Food Bank has a virtual aid drive where residents can procureon line food items for those impacted by the storm. For more information, call Connecticut Food Bank at 203-469-5000.
Residents can donate to Stamford-based AmeriCares. which is continuing to ship emergency medical aid and other humanitarian aid that people in crisis need.
The Salvation Army is serving those impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with food, clean-up kits, as well as emotional and spiritual care.
Donations can be made online or mailed to: Hurricane Sandy Relief - The Salvation Army, Southern England Headquarters, 855 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. Text by Phone: Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text* messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word, "Yes."
The United Way has set up a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund was established to assist the short and long term recovery needs of those impacted along the Eastern Seaboard by the storm. Contributions to the fund will be used by local United Ways in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia, according to its website.
The American Red Cross has set up a relief fund to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the disaster.