In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many are looking for ways to donate supplies to the victims throughout New York and New Jersey. Thanks to a trio from Brooklyn, there’s an virtual wish list for donations that you can use to purchase the exact items that these people are asking for.
John Heggestuen, Alex Nordenson, and Katherine Dolan are not getting married, but they’re taking advantage of Amazon’s Wedding Registry to create a shopping list for specific items needed at a local relief outpost. The three are in touch with the Occupy Sandy team who will receive the shipped items and organize daily deliveries to priority response areas. They update the registry as they get updates on what is needed most in affected areas.
(Items will be sent to the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill 520 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Occupy Sandy New Jersey's Wedding Registry: http://amzn.to/Tt70OP
Items will be sent to Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City, NJ, 07302)
You can still make a cash donation by texting "Red Cross" to 90999 - On your phone bill you will see that you donated $10 to the Red Cross
My favorite item on the wish list has the Red Cross name on it, and it is a crank flashlight/ cell phone charger, which comes in pretty handy if you are without power but cell service is available in your area. I have one that is a crank flashlight/ AM&FM radio which is your best chance of getting emergency information when the power-phones-and internet are out.
to buy one for yourself and one for victims of Hurricane Sandy at Amazon.com
--Susan Saunders 11/6/12