Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Hits Home

I live in Massachusetts. If you were to look at the map of states effected by Hurricane Sandy, you would see my state highlighted in red. In all honesty, the man and I lost power for a total of 10 minutes with some random flickering here and there. All day Monday (we both worked from home), we were most concerned with losing power, which would have been our worst case scenario living where we live. In comparison to what New Jersey and New York were dealing with, we were VERY fortunate. Don't get me wrong, we have been on the short end of the stick for ice storms, freak October blizzards and other hurricanes but this time seems different.

It could be that this was deemed a super storm, unlike any that had been seen in years so the "hype" was there. It could be that I have friends and family that live in NJ and NY that I was worried about because when was the last time something like this hit Manhattan?  It could be that my beloved Seaside Heights (before Jersey Shore made it popular, people) had all but washed into the ocean. While the hurricane knocked trees down and left some without power in Massachusetts, the storm really did "hit home" in more ways than one. Everyone I know, was watching this storm.

Since it is important for us to help, especially within our own country, I thought I would share with you some great tips and places that you can donate to disaster relief. I have heard from many sources that monetary donations are what is mostly needed, because physical goods can require extra man power to sort. You can donate directly to the American Red Cross disaster relief, which is a tried and true, and they will disperse the funds where they are needed most. And remember that you can SO EASILY  text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Also, check out this article on. Hurricane Sandy: 10 Tips for Donating Smart.You can make a contribution, even a small one, and make a difference!

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