The network of American Red Cross chapters is available to help find information regarding family members affected by the disaster. All inquiries should be directed to your local American Red Cross chapter. Visit www.redcross.org/where/chapts.html.
Please note that you may have difficulty making a connection on the first try due to heavy site traffic.
Many American Red Cross centers also have recommended the public spread out blood donations over the coming weeks. To Make a Blood Donation: Call toll-free 1-800 HELP-NOW (800-435-7669) Spanish toll free number: (800) 257-7575.
The Red Cross also has thousands of trained volunteers ready to respond to disasters throughout the country. If you want to become trained in Red Cross Disaster Services, please contact your local Chapter later in the week to help reduce current volume, which is extremely high.
The New York State Emergency Management Office has established a volunteer hotline: (800) 801-8092.
Medical professionals wishing to support the efforts in New York may contact the following:
Physicians may call (212) 604-3850
Nurses may call (212) 604-8474
EMT and nurses aides may call (800) 628-0193
Search and Rescue Professionals may visit www.nasar.org
All Medical Professionals may call toll-free (800) 801-8092.