There’s no denying we have one of the greatest Member bases a company could ever ask for. So when trying to figure out the best way that Rue could contribute to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, calling upon our amazing Members – you – was a no-brainer.
As our CEO, Ben Fischman, explained in an email that went out this past Monday, help is just a click away.
“We want to invite you, and all of our Members, to join this effort. It is our hope that many of you will donate $10 (or more if you like) to the American Red Cross 2012 Hurricane Fund. And just as we’re doing for our own Rue team, donate here, and we will match your donation.*”
*Rue La La’s total donation capped at $75,000 now through November 12, 2012.
By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer
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While Hurricane Sandy’s come and gone (for the most part, at least), the storm’s impact was – and continues to be – felt by millions. We’ve all see the flood footage in New York, New Jersey, and beyond – clearly, there’s a huge need for help.
Looking to do your part in providing relief? Check out these opportunities:
Tonight, at 8PM ET, NBC will be airing a telethon in the name of Hurricane victims. Slated to perform? Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and Christina Aguilera, to name a few. Be sure to check it out – and donate. (All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.)
United Way has set up a donation fund to “address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation”. Donations can be made here.
Feed The Children continues to dispatch truckloads of disaster-relief supplies, food, toiletries, clean water, and more to areas in need. Help get as many trucks on the road as possible by donating here.
Habitat for Humanityhas taken action by assisting in home re-builds. To contribute to this initiative financially, call their Partner Service Center at 1-800-HABITAT (422-4828), then press “0”, to provide a representative with your information over the phone.
To aid in providing medical assistance and supplies, donate to Americares here.
Check out Hope forNew York for a continually updated list of specific spots in need – all in the New York City area.
Like many of our Members, we at Rue like to do our part to help out the community. We were so happy to support our Massachusetts neighbors, the tornado victims of nearby Springfield, with daily living supplies.