Thursday, November 1, 2012

Victims of Sandy...YOU KNOW You want to help, but how?

Hi every kitty, it's  Cody and I'm here to tell you how!  I just popped in because I know many of you are sad, as I am,  about the devastation that the monstrous storm Sandy caused to the East Coast and I know that there are TONS of you out there who want to help!

 The New York and  New Jersey area has a special place in Mom's heart because her parents were from Brooklyn, and Mom was born on Long Island. Mom still has cousins that live in New York and many blogging friends in the area.

My Mom and I donated to the Humane Society, the Red Cross and  to the
 Jewish Federation Sandy Relief Fund in N.J. and YOU can help too!

There are organizations EVERYWHERE with lists of where and how you can help. Before you donate be sure you are donating to a reputable organization!

One place to find a list is:

PETFINDER

Also from PetFinder:
Shelters In Need And How You Can Help click here
Daily Updates click here



And...I just heard this morning on THE TODAY SHOW that there is going to be a huge benefit concert FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8PM ET ON NBC....It is called
  "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" It will feature New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as artists such as,  Sting, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel and many others! It will be hosted by Today's Matt Lauer,  Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon will make appearances as well.

How ironic or prophetic that Bruce Springsteen recorded this song over 30 years ago?



Money collected from the benefit will be donated to the
  American Red Cross relief efforts

To find out how you can watch the concert, click here


ALSO: Have YOU joined the Blogger Disaster Response Network? From BlogPaws: "The Blogger Disaster Response Network is the first of its kind. Members of this voluntary organization will be the first to be notified of a global disaster response effort through World Vets, and given all the information they need to help spread the word about how people can help."
Please don't think that something like this only happens to someone else. Sadly, it can happen to any of us. Every $1 helps!

Love, Cody

47 comments:

  1. Great article! And we signed up to be a part of the Disaster Response Network too!

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  2. Caren

    Thank you for posting these links!

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  3. That was a bunch of great info!

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  4. That's very good information on where to find a reputable organization to donate to. It's terrible how some people will use such a tragedy to earn a quick buck.

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  5. @The Furries you are exactly right, it is so sad. People prey on others at this time and it is awful.

    @speedy thank you!

    @Brian thank you!

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  6. Nice one we always need to be careful. Once bitten! Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. cody...we dont wanna sound like a bunch oh dummeez..... but due ya haz ta be a vet ta sign up for de disaster response network?

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  8. It is heartbreaking to hear what terrible things Sandy has caused and our eyes are leaking at all the victims. Thank you for this hepful information and we are purring our hardest healing prayers for all who were harmed by Sandy.
    purrs
    Sherlock,Ash and Traveler

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  9. That is very good info. We are purring for all those who have lost so much through Sandy.We hope our friends who live on the east coast that we have not yet heard from are safe.

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  10. What a great idea. You guys know how to get organised that's for sure xox

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  11. GREAT idea with Blogger Disaster Response Network !

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  12. @da tabbies you are NOT dummies!! That is a good question! Have you joined BlogPaws yet? If not, please do! Go to www.blogpaws.com and sign up and once approved you can join!!! I want to see you there! xoxoxo

    @Molly thank you and so true!

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  13. There are many big organizations with boots on the ground helping animals, including American Humane Association, ASPCA and HSUS. I hear PetSmart Charities is also involved. There are plenty of reputable groups who can put your dollars to good use!

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  14. Great info Cody thanks for sharing

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  15. Aunty Caren,
    And thank Cod we now live in an age where donations can be done online from thousands of miles away. ....purrr....meow!

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  16. Hi Caren and cody,
    We has already donated some green papers for the pets affected. It is awful what happened, but it could has been worse. peoples was a little prepared.
    Please stops by our blog. me has given the most handsome Mancat Cody and yous Caren a award. We has also created iPad icons. If yous would like the one we created, let us know and we will send yous the real file.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  17. People should make sure the organizations they donate too are legit. So many bad peeps trying to make money outta disasters.

    Thanks for telling us about the special concert. Isn't it ironic the very boardwalk Bruce was singing about in Sandy was destroyed by Sandy. TW says she doesn't think she ever wants to hear that song again. Bet he opens with My City In Ruins. MOL

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  18. Oh, it was a blessing in disguise that the Yankees DIDN'T get into the World Series. They'd still be waiting to play the games in da Bronx. Game 4 and 5 would've been rained out and they still couldn't hold them because if transportation issues. xoxo

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  19. @CK funny you said that because I mentioned that to my husband. Everything happens for a reason! xoxoxo Glad you are all safe! Yep I knew that about Springsteen. Too strange. I know...I mentioned above for people to be careful, you are right. All the scumbags come out in disasters!

    @Nellie you are so sweet to give us that award! Thank you!! I left you a comment before I saw this! I think we had that award :( But we thank you sooo much! Funny you mentioned the iPad icon. I don't have an iPad but I am strongly considering getting the new mini which is on sale tomorrow at Best Buy. I have to give it some thought. I have a dumb question. What do I do with the iPad icon? (I know that was stupid but I don't know!)

    @Cat from Sydney soooo true!

    @Ann Paws you are welcome!

    @rumpy you are exactly right! That was just a partial list for people to begin with. Some people prefer donating to specific shelters in an area as well. I mentioned the Humane Society above. That is one of the ones that I donated to :)





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  20. Teh Human is going to chip in some green papypurs this weekend. We is sad and purring for all the four- and two-legged creatures still without power or homes or worse. XOXOXO

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  21. Great article with a lot of links that we will be checking out. Our mama has given green papers to a couple of organizations already and wants to help four leggers as much as possible.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  22. Thanks for posting this Cody, it's good to know we can pitch in, even from far away.

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  23. Cody, I'm sitting here in the dark draining my horded iPad charge, and I got to tell you, your post warmed my heart. My and mine will be ok. We'll get power back and the kids will go back to school. But some in the area need help. Their lives won't be put right by cleaning up the yard and turning on the power. Thanks for your post. It warmed the heart. Dorothy, Mistletoe and Hitch

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  24. That is some mighty good information. We are going to check it all out. Those people up North really do need help. Great post. Take care.

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  25. @Marg thanks so much. It is so sad. People sometimes forget if they are not directly affected that something doesn't exist. The photos of the devastation are just horrible.

    @alasandra you are welcome

    @Diane thank you!

    @Dorothy, Mistletoe and Hitch, your comment brought tears to my eyes. To be directly affected and have such an amazing attitude, you are wonderful. I know. I saw a 62 yr old woman crying on TV that she wants to "go home" but doesn't know where to go because there is no home to go to. You are right, just turning the power on won't solve problems for so many. I saw on TV they are going to try and find alternative housing for those that lost their homes. It is so sad. Thank you for sending me a kind word through your pain, you are incredible.

    @Rumblepurr Thank YOU! yes the internet makes so many things possible now that weren't before.

    @Cindi Lou and the Kitty Krew...aka Squirrel Queen you are welcome and thank YOU! I know you are HEAVILY involved in rescue throughout the entire year!

    @Spitty you and your human are wonderful xoxoxo

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  26. Thank you SO much, Cody for this post and the links that will make it easy for us to help. We'll be watching the concert on Friday, that's for sure!

    xo, Katie & Glogirly

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  27. Thanks for the info! I'm starting by sharing them
    Purrs

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  28. Thank you for sharing these link, great post, very helpful!

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  29. Good info, thanks...and we registered for the Disaster Relief Network and spread the link on twitter...*snoogles* from @GizmoGeodog

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    1. Hi Beth and Gizmo! So happy to meet you! We are going to follow you on twitter right now!

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  30. what a wonderful post! I am off to register for the Disaster Relief Network now, thank you!

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  31. We're helping! Christine skipped Halloween as she's helping with pet rescue efforts to transport pets from NJ to South Florida for temporary foster homing while their owners rebuild. Thank you for all you do Cody in helping post Sandy cats!

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    1. Christine YOU are the one who should be THANKED! OMC! You are transporting from NJ to Florida? You are amazing! xoxo

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  32. As always, good info from your blog! Nice to have a great resource like you, Caren!

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  33. Thank you for this important information. We will let Pops know so he can sand a bit of help.
    Purrs

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