South River, NJ - Kayakers paddle along Elizabeth St, Monday, October 29, 2012, in the hours prior to the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. JASON TOWLEN/Home News Tribune
Sandy, the power storm that slammed into the United States Monday, caused billions in damage and left millions without power.
Red Cross' website reports that about 100 blood drives were canceled due to the weather, thus contributing to a shortage in blood. The Red Cross asks for blood donors to give blood at their local blood bank for use during and after the storm.
Here's how you can help victims of the storm:
To donate to Red Cross Relief:
--1-800-RED-CROSS or visit Redcross.org.
--Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
--To donate blood, call the local Red Cross at 478-405-0195 and visit the local blood bank at 3755 Bloomfield Rd. in Macon.
To donate to Salvation Army, you can:
--Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate money.
--You can also make donations at 1955 Broadway.
To donate to AmeriCares, who provides medical relief:
--You can donate online