AT&T customers can help with Superstorm Sandy relief - KCTV5 News

How to help with Superstorm Sandy relief

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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: 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
Water and Gatorade
Aluminum Pans (full sized)
Aluminum Foil (large roll wide)
Disposable Rubber Gloves - Large and X-Large
Clam Shells
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: and click the donate button on the left side! As a 501c3 non profit your donations are tax deductible.

Click here to follow the organization on Facebook and click here to follow them on Twitter.

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