For viewers who are seeing the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and wanting to help those impacted, it's as easy as a simple text message.
AT&T and other cell phone companies are working with the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the American Humane Society. AT&T wireless customers can text a $10 donation to any of these organizations.
Wireless customers can make a $10 donation by texting to the following nonprofit organizations:
REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
STORM to 80888 to help the Salvation Army
HUMANE to 80888 to give to the American Humane Society
AT&T customers who would like to contribute more can text up to five times for a total donation of $50. There are no fees for texting to donate, and customers will be charged via their monthly bill. AT&T donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the charities.
Customers with prepaid wireless accounts who donate will see the charges deducted from their prepaid account balances.
Click here for more information from the American Red Cross.
Operation BBQ Relief is mobilizing
Operation BBQ Relief has made the decision to mobilize resources but are still waiting for information on what areas need the most assistance.
What people can do to help
1 - Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to help cook and serve food with us in New Orleans please email us at: info@OperationBBQRelief.org The location(s) still needs to be determined. They are working with the local Emergency Operations Center and other locals on a good location(s).
2 - Food and Non-Food Supplies - They organization is still working on the projection of meals-a-day but, with the power outages and damaged areas, 3,000 to 5,000 is a safe estimate.
Here is the list of items they need:
Protein - pork butt, pork loin, sausage, chicken, etc Bread Chips Water and Gatorade Aluminum Pans (full sized) Aluminum Foil (large roll wide) Disposable Rubber Gloves - Large and X-Large Clam Shells Flatware Paper towels Clorox wipes and spray bleach serving utensils wood, pellets and charcoal
3 - Monetary Donation - If you are unable to volunteer and do not have the ability to help with items needed, you can always go to the Operation BBQ Relief website and make a monetary donation. Every little bit helps.
Go to: www.operationbbqrelief.org and click the donate button on the left side! As a 501c3 non profit your donations are tax deductible.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:01:19 GMT
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