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How You Can Help Sandy's Victims from Lake Orion and Oakland Township

The New York Red Cross offers ways residents in Oakland Township and Lake Orion can help friends and family devastated by the storm.

How can you help the victims in Sandy from Lake Orion and Oakland Township.

AOL/Patch has set up a fund to help get much needed relief to victims in New Jersey, Long Island and other areas hit by the storm.

Also, American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy.

Donations to the Red Cross and giving blood are two great ways to support the efforts.

More than 360 Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to the storm, representing a loss of as many as 12,000 blood and platelet products. People who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, are asked to schedule a donation appointment in the days and weeks to come.

  • Donate Blood or Host A Blood Drive - Encourage employees to participate in community blood drives and/or host a blood drive on-site for both staff and customers. As a blood drive sponsor, you can help meet the blood needs of patients in your community and across the United States. Find a local blood drive on the Red Cross website.
  • Implement a Customer Donation Program - Give your customers the opportunity to support Disaster Relief by simply adding a dollar amount to their total purchase.   
  • Sponsor an Employee Giving and Matching Gift Program - Engage employees by sponsoring a fundraising campaign in support of Disaster Relief and provide an incentive to participate by matching employee donations.
  • Conduct a Percentage of Sales Program - Showcase your commitment to the Red Cross and the people we serve while generating sales for your company by donating a percentage of your sales to Disaster Relief.
  • Donate Ad Space - Donate a portion of your advertising inventory and help share our stories about the individuals, families and communities affected by disaster. 
  • Place a Red Cross Banner Ad on Your Website - Place a Red Cross banner ad on your company website to reinforce your support of the Red Cross and encourage donations through our Donate Now webpage.
  • Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to Make a Donation – Customers of participating wireless carriers can make a $10 donation to support Disaster Relief by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999. Donations will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid account. Message and Data rates may apply. Full terms and privacy policy can be found at redcross.org/m.

Do you know of any local drives or fundraisers for victims of Superstorm Sandy? Tell us in the comments below!

Janny Simmons November 04, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The Red Cross is one of the largest "NON" Relief Agencies in this country. They set up miles away and pass out coffee and advise. People need shelter, food and the amminities of life immediately after a storm and this is something the Red Cross is never doing and if they do, it is never on time. The only help they give comes after the rest of the country start screaming. I lived thru Hurricane Hugo at the hands of the Red Cross and I know what I am talking about. If our know it all President knew anything about anything, he would never have said "leave it to the Red Cross, they know how to handle it." The Red Cross does nothing but pass out coffee and blankets and have blood drives in this country. The blood drives is the only thing that the Red Cross can do right. The only way people in these disasters get the help they need is when people do exactly what Mr. Romney did. They gathered up food and supplies and sent them to the people needing them today, not next month or whenever the Red Cross goes under fire and finally gets down to doing something to late and too little.
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey November 05, 2012 at 09:37 PM
AOL/Patch has set up a fund to help victims of Sandy, and many are our employees. http://oaklandtownship.patch.com/articles/patch-provide-sandy-relief-and-you-can-too-lake-orion-and-oakland-township

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