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UPDATE: Getting involved with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Updated:

Below is a list of charities afilliated with a national relief effort for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

THE SALVATION ARMY

Officials at the Salvation Army in Youngstown are on standby for assistance as their afilliated charities around the disaster area continue to provide relief effort. However, residents can still get involved in a number of ways:

  • Website: www.salvationarmyusa.org
  • Contact Number: 1-800 SAL-ARMY
  • Mobile: Donate $10 via mobile device by texting STORM TO 80888

THE RED CROSS

Officials at the American Red Cross say they have had volunteers helping with relief efforts as well as providing supplies to victims. To donate to the American Red Cross locally go to the organization's website: mahoning.redcross.org.

The SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

Second Harvest Food Bank is also on standby in afilliation with the national relief organization Feeding America. Representatives at the local charity said the easiest way to donate would be via the national organization's website:feedingamerica.org

MAHONING VALLEY HOPE CENTER

The center states it is collecting non perishable food, water, cleaning supplies, coats, hats and gloves along with monetary donations for the victims of hurricane Sandy.  The group leaves  Wednesday November 14th. Donations must be made no later than that day. All donations are tax deductible.


Address:  3217 Surrey Rd. Warren, Ohio 44484. 
Contact:  330-369-3010 

The Mahoning County Republican Organization- In conjunction with he Afternoons with Tracey and Friends, WSOM, and the Radio Center, the organization is collecting non perishable items and blankets for Hurricane victims. The organization will accept all items from the 10th-15th, and will depart Friday, Novemer 16th.

Collection points:  
  • Mahoning County Republican Headquarters 621 Boardman-Canfield Rd Youngstown, OH 330-629-7006 Monday - Friday 1pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday 9am - 1pm 

  • Ambassador Technologies 3622 Belmont Avenue, Liberty Twp., OH (Behind McDonalds) 330-759-9700 Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday Noon - 5pm 

 

                                                            NATIONAL CHARITIES

In addition to local organizations and afilliates, a number of nationwide charities are asking for donations to a number of different causes:

The American Society for Prevention and Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA): The organization states it is helping "assist and rescue thousands of animals affected by the storm."

Donations for ASPCA can me made here

Feed the Children: The nonprofit is asking for immediate assistance as it prepares to bring truckloads of food to disaster victims. Donors can contribute by calling 1-800-381-8331 or via this link.

 

Stay with 21 News and wfmj.com for more information about getting involved with the relief effort.

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