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In the past few days, you’ve surely been deluged with photos of Superstorm Sandy’s jarring impact on the East Coast. Over 10,000 people have been displaced from their homes and millions have no power to speak of. The number of people in need of support from organizations like the Red Cross is expected to increase in the next few days, and donations from people like you determine just how wide-reaching their impact can be. If you’re ready to take action, here are some of your options:

Mercy Corps

The Red Cross

You can also text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10.

Catholic Charities 

Catholic Relief Services, for aid to the Caribbean 

Food Bank for New York City, for aid to residents of NYC 

The Lower East Side Recovers, for aid to members of New York’s Lower East Side.

Check out the New Jersey Needs Facebook site

Community Food Bank of New Jersey 

You can also text the word “FEEDNJ” to 80888 to donate $10

 Astoria NYC Recovers, for aid to residents of New York’s Astoria neighborhood 

 Staten Island Recovers, for aid to residents of Staten Island 

 Red Hook NYC Recovers, for aid to residents of New York’s Red Hook neighborhood 

 Brooklyn Recovery Fund (100 percent of your donation goes directly to Brooklyn disaster relief) 

The Humane Society, for aid to stranded or abandoned animals 

Charity Navigator is a good site to find practical advice on giving.