Hurricane Sandy has crippled the East Coast is this morning’s New York Time’s headline. But the story is personal for me. I grew up in Atlantic City and my parents still live in the house they’ve owned for over 50 years. Both elderly, they evacuated, although my father is in the hospital (not storm related) so they are safe, dry, and have power. We have no idea about the damage to the house, but coming through social channels, I found photos of my hometown, including the one above of the CVS near their house.
You can only look at the photos for so long before you want to do something. Craig Newmark is matching the next $25,000 in donations for Sandy Relief over at Crowdrise. You can donate or start your own campaign to help out. Network for Good also has a page up of charities fundraising for Sandy Relief. You can also text SANDY to 80888 to make a $10 donation to be evenly distributed among the American Red Cross, AmeriCares and the Salvation Army.
To everyone on the East Coast impacted by Sandy, stay safe!