I was watching the news earlier. It looks like a lot of people will be suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy for a while. The images were apocalyptic. Millions of people are still without power. Some may not get it back for a week and a half. Winter weather is expected to move into areas affected by the storm. Here in Acadiana, we've been through this sort of thing before, and we're known for pitching in.  Many of the people affected by this "Superstorm" have no point of reference. Lives are still at risk. If you want to help, here's some information that will make it easier.


American Red Cross: To help the Red Cross provide shelter, clothing, medical supplies, food and blood, Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Salvation Army: To help the Salvation Army provide meals and shelter. Text STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation. You can donate by phone at: 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769)

Humane Society Of The United States: Many pet owners weren't able to take their pets with them. The Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is sending rescue teams and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. To find out how you can help: www.humanesociety.org.

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