With superstorm Sandy bearing down on the eastern seaboard of the United States the American Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and supplies to send to affected areas.

You can help in a couple of important ways:

Donate blood.  Hundreds of blood drives that were scheduled in the areas affected by the storm have been cancelled.  Extra donations from places not impacted by the storm will insure that blood is available for those who need it.  www.redcrossblood.org

Donate money.  Your financial donations will enable the Red Cross to get supplies and help to where it is needed.  No amount is too big or too small.  www.redcross.org

You can donate online or in person at the American Red Cross Great Lakes Region office in Flint.  1401. S. Grand Traverse.  Questions?  (810) 232-1401 or 800-608-4272