Local residents who want to contribute to relief and emergency supply efforts by those in the path of Hurricane Sandy can do so through the American Red Cross, and other local organizations.
Mother Nature Network has compiled a list of organizations you can donate to for Hurricane Sandy relief.
If you would like to help take care of the pets who have been displaced or whose owners need assistance, check out this information from the American Kennel Club.
You can find more organizations working to help those in Sandy's path here at ABC News.
If you'd like to donate through the Red Cross:
Financial donations are being accepted online at www.redcross.org and by selecting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People also can donate dollars by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. That text will make a donation of $10.
People also can help by sending contributions to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013 or the American Red Cross Serving King and Kitsap Counties, P.O. Box 3097 Seattle, WA 98114-3097.
With hundreds of blood drives canceled in light of the storm, the Red Cross is also asking those not in Sandy-ravaged areas to donate blood.
“Patients will still need blood despite the weather,” said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer of the Red Cross. “To ensure a sufficient national blood supply is available for those in need, both during and after the storm passes, it is critical that those in unaffected areas make an appointment to donate blood as soon as possible.”
To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).