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I’ve had many of you email this weekend asking me to post about ways to help folks recovering from Hurricane Sandy.  Growing up in Florida I know many people want to send items and help in a very tangible way, which is awesome… but many times it’s not exactly the best.

Right now with mail problems due to gas shortages and poor conditions, I would urge any that want to help not to send packages but instead to donate.

It’s very easy to donate money, but there are actually ways that will make your money go further!  Pick one of these companies that are currently matching donations made to Red Cross:

Verizon Customers: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Verizion will match donations made up to $1 million.  Your donation will be appear on your next bill from Verizon.

Hilton Honors: Give online to the Fuel Relief Fund through Hilton and earn 10 HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 you give.   Hilton will match the first $100,000 in donations.

Weather Channel: Text SANDY to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.  The Weather Channel will match donations up to $1 million.

Do you know any other companies that matching donations?
Leave a comment with the details.

    • Blyss Harwell

      Pier 1 Imports will be matching donations as well but you have to go in the store and they have computers there that you can do it on so they match it.

    • cherw6

      mercuryone.org is a faith based org helping out too

    • Julie

      Macy*s is also matching donations up to $500,000 but you have to go in store to make the donation.

    • Nicole Backerman

      Operation BBQ Relief is set up in New York and New Jersey feeding hot FREE meals to families and workers. They could really use some donations to help keep them going. They fed 5,000 people the first day they were set up and everyone is very appreciative of a hot meal right now. You can find the organization on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/OperationBBQRelief?fref=ts

    • Jennipher4

      our local animal shelter (the arni foundation) is going up north with donated items, they are bringing items for animals and also for their owners. I live in Holly Hill Florida and I am trying to get everyone involved. I believe they are accepting items until tuesday at the shelter. I will be donating some items but since money is tight I am only able to do about 10% of what i want to give. My fiances entire family is located in New York and New Jersey, his grandmother is without heat and his aunt is the head nurse in the nicu at NYU. She has been at the hospital since this happened. Her team carried 20 newborns down 9 flights of stairs while manually operating respirators when the back up generators failed. These men and women are life savers and I hope you can donate in anyway, a lot of people are affected by this and it is our duty to help. God bless anyone and everyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by this.

    • branchofthevine

      This is great advice. After Hurricane Hugo destroyed our community, we received large trucks of goods donated, but with our homes damaged, we had no where to store everything. There are organizations on the ground with the right equipment and supplies that can do a better job of distributing. Samaritan’s Purse has a Disaster Relief Fund, and they are currently on the scene.

    • branchofthevine

      This is great advice. After Hurricane Hugo destroyed our community, we received large trucks of goods donated, but with our homes damaged, we had no where to store everything. There are organizations on the ground with the right equipment and supplies that can do a better job of distributing. Samaritan’s Purse has a Disaster Relief Fund, and they are currently on the scene.

    • Rhonda

      My brother and dad both lost everything in union beach nj :( any help would be appreciated more than you know.

    • Cindy

      Does anyone in the Atlanta area know of any groups donating coats or any type of clothing? I know it’s starting to get cold up north and I have (mens) coats that are too heavy for the Atlanta weather.

    • Steve M

      Forward your Red Cross confirmation email to sandyrelief@dealnews.com and your donation (dated between Nov. 2-14) will be matched by dealnews. http://dealnews.com/features/dealnews-Will-Match-Up-to-50-000-for-Hurricane-Relief-100-k-total-/630368.html