Submitted by evan on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 09:24

The Red Cross continues to focus on reaching as many people as possible who need our help. Your help is urgently needed to continue to support relief efforts. Getting supplies and meals and water into affected areas is the top priority. Since the beginning of the Sandy relief effort:

  • Nearly 5,900 Red Cross workers have been deployed from all 50 states to operations from North Carolina to Rhode Island, with the majority still in Greater New York and throughout New Jersey.
  • Last night, more than 5,300 people impacted by Sandy and the Nor’easter spent the night in 71 shelters in the following states: NY, NJ, PA and WV.
  • More than 3.5 million meals and snacks have been served.
  • The Red Cross has distributed more than 177,000 relief items such as clean-up kits and hygiene kits.