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Robert Connolly, left, embraces his wife Laura as they survey the remains of the home owned by her parents that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point section of New York on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012. More than 50 homes were destroyed in the fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. At right is their son, Kyle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
With NYC slowly coming back to life, and millions of people still without power on the East Coast, there are several ways Southern Californians can help those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
The American Red Cross is accepting blood donations as well as monetary contributions to help residents on the East Coast affected by Sandy.
To donate, visit their website, which also allows users to find their local Red Cross chapter and pinpoint areas in greatest need. Or call 800-Red-Cross or text "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
LA-based Operation USA focuses on getting medical supplies and generators to affected areas. The organization accepts money, frequent flier miles and text-generated donations.
To quickly donate $10 to Operation USA, text "OPUSA" to 50555. To find out more about how you can contribute to ongoing relief efforts, visit their website.
The Salvation Army is helping East Coast with food and clean-up kits. Information on how you can donate to storm relief is listed here.
AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies, including bottled water and a mobile clinic for families affected by Sandy in the tri-state area.
Feeding America estimates as many as 35 of its food banks along the eastern sea board were affected by the storm. The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America is accepting donations to help them provide food, water and other supplies to those affected by Sandy