Red Cross Helping Thousands Impacted By Sandy

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Volunteers Gary Brandel (left) of Long Island and Holly Ann Woloszyn (right) from the Southwestern New York Chapter at work providing client services at the Red Cross shelter in Deer Park, Long Island.

The American Red Cross has a massive response to Superstorm Sandy underway to help people across multiple states.

The Red Cross is providing aid and comfort to thousands and has large relief operations underway in New York and New Jersey, where residents felt Sandy’s biggest impact. Shelters and feeding sites are open and emergency vehicles are distributing food, water and relief supplies in these states.

“As we learn about neighborhoods in need, the Red Cross is immediately putting plans in place to provide people with food, water and relief supplies,” said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Disaster Services for the Red Cross. “This is a challenging time for everyone who has been affected by the storm and we want everyone to know that we are doing everything possible to get help to them as quickly as possible.”