NBC10 News teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy, and we are still collecting donations online!
The “NBC10 Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund” day-long event took place on Monday, Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. to midnight.
- UPDATE: During the phone bank NBC10 raised $460,000 for the cause. And, almost $113,000 of that came from viewers call-in pledges.
Nine out of every 10 dollars you donate will stay here locally to help assist victims of Sandy.
Donations will continue to be accepted on NBC10.com. Just click on the "Donate now" link. You may use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card to make your charitable donation.
“In times like this our No. 1 priority is to serve and support the community,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC10 News. “Many of our viewers have strong connections to these devastated towns, and indeed some of their fondest memories are along the Jersey Shore. We hope people will donate whatever they can in this time of need.”
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If you can't make a financial donation, you can help by donating your time. We are teaming up with the United Way to gather 120 volunteers to help answer calls and take donations in our call center at our Bala Cynwyd studios. If you are interested, please sign-up here. You will also find other opportunities to volunteer with organizations in your community that need help assisting victims.
“There are many in our region who need the community’s support right now, and we at United Way are committed to doing all we can to support relief efforts, especially engaging volunteers to help disaster response and recovery efforts,” said Jill Michal, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “Now is the time to Live United, and we are harnessing the power of volunteerism to support the American Red Cross and similar organizations in need of volunteers during this difficult time.”
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our area on Monday causing major flooding, extensive electrical outages and millions of dollars in property damage. The effects of the devastation are expected to last for several weeks or more.