Here's how you can help:

American Red Cross

The Red Cross has set  up shelters in various communities. You can donate to the Red  Cross Disaster Relief fund here, and the organization  also suggests giving blood at your local hospital or blood bank.

If you're searching for a missing relative, check Red  Cross Safe & Well's site. And please register if  you're within the disaster region. The site is designed to make communication  easier after a tragedy like this. 

If you want to send a $10 donation to the Disaster Relief fund via text  message, you can do so by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. As in the case  with other donations via mobile, the donation will show up on your wireless  bill, or be deducted from your balance if you have a prepaid phone. You need to  be 18 or older, or have parental permission, to donate this way. (If you change  your mind, text the word STOP to 90999.)

Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767);  for Spanish speakers, 1-800-257-7575; for TDD, 1-800-220-4095.

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For more information, or to donate to AmeriCares U.S. Disaster Relief Fund, go to To make a donation, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


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