Not only is Texas Home to Mommy Power Blogger Mommy Points, but it is also responsible for my parents getting their power back. The wait-list for power in New York was up to two weeks, but we got hopeful when reports came in of power crews from Texas driving up in droves to my parents’ neighborhood. Sure enough, they just received power now! I knew I had a soft-spot for Texan men for a reason.
With the immediate news story of Sandy being over, it can be easy to forget the devastation that happened there. I’m glad the death count was as low as it was (but wish it were zero), but many people lost their homes and possessions, and are still having trouble getting gasoline and food. It’s about to get very cold in New York too.
If you want to help, you can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-HELPNOW or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Here are some links from other bloggers:
Points, Miles & Martinis: Hilton Offers 10 Points Per Dollar For Donations To Hurricane Sandy Relief
Very Good Points: NYC Marathon Runners Donate Hotel Rooms and how you can donate your room for a cancelled trip to NYC to those without power.
The Points Guy: Earning and Using Points For Hurricane Sandy Relief Donations This is especially good if you are low on cash, but have a stock-pile of miles and want to help.
Mommy Points: Earn Miles for Hurricane Sandy Donations
New Girl in the Air: Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts