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Red Cross asks for money, blood donations for Sandy victims

Posted November 2, 2012

Financial donations are the best way to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to the American Red Cross.

Monetary donations allow the Red Cross to purchase exact items needed for victims, and product donations can be expensive to transport, a spokeswoman for the Eastern NC Red Cross said.

The Red Cross is also in need of blood donations. About 360 blood drives have been canceled as a result of Hurricane Sandy, a spokeswoman said.

To make a financial donation, visit the American Red Cross's website, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 909999 to make a $10 donation. Donations can also be sent to the local chapter at 1102 S. 16th Street, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 or to the national office at P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C., 20013.

To schedule a blood donation, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit their website.

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  • tiredofgovtwaste Nov 2, 7:45 p.m.

    Maybe, just maybe if the CEO did not receive a paycheck of $651,975.00 than more than 0.39 cents could be dedicated to the real reason the red cross was formed. i don't donate to this or to UNICEF or United Way because of the amount of money that goes to salaries. I donate to local groups where everyone is a volunteer and the money stays locally. these big time democratic organizations is just as bad as the federal government when it comes to over compensation the top dogs!!!

  • whistler411 Nov 2, 7:45 p.m.

    I'm donating blood tomorrow morning at 8:45 at the Bandford location in North Raleigh. I registered online. There were plenty of other appointments still available. You should donate, too, if you are able!!

  • BeHappy Nov 2, 7:19 p.m.

    jamesebyerly - I agree 100%. I have worked with the Baptist Men several times and they are a wonderful organization. They care deeply for those in need and get the job done. There is no better organization as far as I am concerned. They really are second to none.

  • Quagmire Nov 2, 7:09 p.m.

    WOW... didnt Romney already do this? And get slammed by the left wing media for doing it? Too funny... hypocrites.

    jamesebyerly... AMEN!

    Romney held a fake collection that his campaign paid for and sent items to the Red Cross that they prefer not to handle. Read the article on what the ARC needs.

  • mep Nov 2, 6:19 p.m.

    WOW... didnt Romney already do this? And get slammed by the left wing media for doing it? Too funny... hypocrites.

    jamesebyerly... AMEN!

  • jamesebyerly Nov 2, 5:38 p.m.

    Give to the north Carolina Baptist men...feeding nearly 80,000 people a day and every dollar donated goes straight to disaster relief...no admin cost taken out!

  • confusedinnc Nov 2, 4:42 p.m.

    Why isn't the Red Cross or FEMA on Staten Island?

  • delete account Nov 2, 4:16 p.m.

    Yes, by all means send Red Cross money so they can continue providing only cookies and hot chocolate to the thousands of freezing, filthy, hungry people up there, as well as the nearly 700K salary to their top employee. What a sad fraud that organization has become.