Special to the OBSERVER
The American Red Cross has a massive response to Superstorm Sandy under way to help people across multiple states.
The Red Cross is providing aid and comfort to thousands and has large relief operations under way in New York and New Jersey, where residents felt Sandy's biggest impact. Shelters and feeding sites are open and emergency vehicles are distributing food, water and relief supplies in these states.
Volunteers Gary Brandel (left) of Long Island and Holly Ann Woloszyn (right) of Dunkirk and a member of the Southwestern New York Chapter at work provide client services at the Red Cross shelter in Deer Park, Long Island.
"As we learn about neighborhoods in need, the Red Cross is immediately putting plans in place to provide people with food, water and relief supplies," said Charley Shimanski, senior vice president of Disaster Services for the Red Cross. "This is a challenging time for everyone who has been affected by the storm and we want everyone to know that we are doing everything possible to get help to them as quickly as possible."