We know the damage a hurricane can inflict all too well; Irene was very hard for many of us in the Albany area, so we know firsthand that any help you can get, you need. There are people who need our help downstate and we want to our best to reach out a hand to those in need - that's why we're doing an S.O.S Day - Show Our Support. Find out how you can help victims of Hurricane Sandy. 

Donate to Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

You can help the American Red Cross help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

For more information or to donate, call 800-HELP-NOW or go to www.redcross.org

Donate Blood to the Red Cross in Albany

The Red Cross is hosting local blood drives. Search for the location nearest to where you live.

American Red Cross

You can also donate via mail or telephone if you aren't comfortable donating online, or you prefer to not text. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or print a donation form that can be mailed to the Red Cross:

American Red Cross     PO Box 4002018     Des Moines, IA 50340-2018

If mail in a donation, make sure it's a check and also make sure to indicated in the memo field where you'd prefer to have the donation directed. For example "Sandy Disaster Relief".

The Red Cross also has ideas on how you can fundraise to donate to the organization including donating a portion of your sales, staring a workplace matching programing, and some other ideas and guidelines.

Things are still bad where Sandy hit - many are without power and many are in need. Take a look at the gallery below so you can see for yourself just how bad it is there. This is serious - they need our help. Please do what you can.