Stacey May is the AAPS director of public outreach.
AAPS would like to send our thoughts to our many members and pharmaceutical science colleagues affected by Hurricane Sandy. We know that for many of you the rebuilding process has already begun and we champion your efforts to move forward from the consequences of this terrible storm.
If you would like to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, here are some options you may wish to consider:
- Red Cross [www.redcross.org] provides shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance.
- The New York Blood Center [www.nybc.org] is urging people to donate blood for those in need in the New York/New Jersey area.
- The Salvation Army [www.salvationarmyusa.org] has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas.
- Feeding America [www.feedingamerica.org] has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm’s victims.
- AmeriCares [www.americares.org.] is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
- World Vision [www.worldvision.org] is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items, and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane.
- Save the Children [www.savethechildren.org] is also working to provide relief to families and their children.
- American Humane Society [www.americanhumane.org] provides help for pets.
We encourage you to include any other suggested charities in your comments below.