|Hurricane Sandy Victims Need Your Help Immediately|
We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and the damage because of the Hurricane Sandy at the US East Coast. Hurricane Sandy that is the largest Atlantic hurricane on record is a tropical cyclone that severely affected Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States on October 29, 2012.The cyclone brought a destructive storm surge to US East Coast , flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway and cutting off, especially Zone A areas near waterways which were issued evacuation orders. Severe damage occurred in New Jersey, especially in the communities along the Jersey Shore. According to the records, hurricane-force winded as high as 90 miles per hour (145 kph).
More than 80 people are now known to have died in the US, 37 in New York City alone, and others remain missing. In the region, there were at least 8 in New Jersey and 4 in Connecticut, and numbers are expected to climb as rescue crews uncover the full scale of the damage to buildings and infrastructure. In New York City, the police said 19 victims were from Staten Island, 9 from Queens, 7 from Brooklyn and 3 in Manhattan. About 4.5 million customers in 12 states are still without power, and chronic fuel shortages persist. The financial cost of the storm promised to be staggering. Disaster modeling company Eqecat estimated Sandy caused up to $20 billion in insured losses and $50 billion in economic losses double its previous forecast. Dear Friends, Raindrop Helping Hands launches a campaign that focuses on all aspects of the relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy's pass through the country. Please send us your generous donation so that we can deliver it to those who are in need. Funds collected through the Helping Hands' account will be delivered to the authorized people in the U.S. You can make your donations by:
* Check (Please make your checks payable to: "Raindrop Helping Hands" and place the memo as “Hurricane Sandy”. The check should be sent to 9301 West Belfort Houston, Texas 77031)
* Google Checkout (Please log on to website by clicking here: http://www.raindropturkishhouse.org/helpinghands. You can see the Donate Thru Google Checkout button on the right side of the website and choose “Help Hurricane Sandy Victims” to make donation.)
We appreciate your kind donations and even a small contribution will help is pain of the hurricane.