November 9, 2012
In times of disaster, the American public is quick to provide help to those in need which can’t come fast enough for those affected by Storm Sandy.
According to the Associated Press, Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in 2005. Officials aren’t yet sure how many people have been left homeless. So far over 317,000 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for financial help.
For those interested in providing support, yet are unable to contribute as much as they would like, there is another option being provided by Planet Green Recycle. A Planet Green account web page for the American Red Cross has been set-up to allow anyone to download free pre-paid shipping labels, pack up accepted items and drop with UPS. Proceeds will be donated directly to the American Red Cross.
“This fundraising page will allow people to do good in more than one way,” Planet Green’s Chief Operations Officer explained. “Anyone can now support the relief effort and help keep e-waste out of landfills. It’s a true win/win for everyone.”
The American Red Cross has already assigned over 5,400 workers to operations from Virginia to Rhode Island, with the majority in Greater New York and throughout New Jersey. Their entire fleet of 323 emergency response vehicles have been activated to bring meals, water, information and emotional support to many in the heavily impacted areas.
To donate e-waste items or get more information, visit Planet Green’s fundraising page for American Red Cross.