Help Provide Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

NVTC members are encouraged to participate in efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The American Red Cross has been vigorously working to provide disaster relief for those affected by Hurricane Sandy both locally and nationally. To help victims of Hurricane Sandy and other disasters, you can make a donation by visiting redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can also text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be mailed to our local Red Cross at 8550 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031, or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. The Red Cross is also urging immediate blood and platelet donations. To schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The American Trucking Association is donating a truck and driver to deliver supplies to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island. A semitruck will be in the Chesterbook Elementary School parking lot located at 1753 Kirby Road in McLean, Va., this Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All donations are welcome, but the most needed items include: long underwear (child and adult), coats (child and adult), cleaning supplies, industrial garbage bags, school supplies, blankets, D batteries and toiletries. For more information, contact Tracie Peschke at traciepeschke@gmail.com or 202-494-5927.

For other ways to help provide relief to those affected by the storm, click here.