Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims This Thanksgiving

  November 22, 2012 11:26
This Thanksgiving we are reminded of how truly thankful we are, while celebrities and ordinary citizens alike are coming together to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Check out what the urban community is doing to provide aide, along with information on how we can all lend a hand.

As we gather around for a Thanksgiving meal with family, friends and loved ones, we are grateful for what we have and are reminded of those that are less fortunate. For many, this holiday season has been marred by Hurricane Sandy and the destruction left behind. The super-storm that touched down in late October left millions of New York and New Jersey residents without power or heat. Others weren't so lucky; many families are now homeless after their houses were destroyed by water, fire and debris. 

People across the country have rallied together to help those affected. Millions of dollars in donations poured in to the American Red Cross and other organizations. Trucks filled to the brim with supplies from as far away as California traveled to New York and New Jersey. Volunteers by the thousands have made their way to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and community centers in areas hardest hit.

Celebrities did their part by rolling up their sleeves and helping out in the relief effort. We take a look at how they volunteered their time and list how you can, too.

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