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The American Red Cross Needs Your Help!
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October 12201612:00 am - November 3020165:00 pm

The effects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt in several southeast states including North Carolina, where deadly floods have cut off entire communities. The massive American Red Cross sheltering effort spans five states and has provided nearly as many overnight stays in shelters as after Superstorm Sandy.

American Red Cross.  (PRNewsFoto/American Red Cross)

How you can help:

The Red Cross depends on donations to provide immediate relief. Help people affected by Hurricane Matthew by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

Also, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations. Hurricane Matthew has forced the cancellation of dozens of Red Cross blood drives in the Southeast.  Eligible blood and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment as soon as possible to help ensure we have a readily available blood supply for patients in need. Appointments can be made by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.