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Local organizations ask for donations to help Hurricane Sandy victims

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Local shelters ask for donations to help those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

"We all have to band together and really help our community rebuild," said Andrea Steinberg, Executive Director for the Jewish Family Service.

A message that needs to be heard louder than ever in South Jersey, as dozens of people still remain homeless due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

"This disaster has hit very close to home so all of us have felt the affects of it," said Major Thomas Pierce, of the Atlantic City Salvation Army.

Shelters in Atlantic County remain open to house those who are still unable to return to their homes.

But making sure everyone has a hot meal, and a bed to sleep in at night is becoming harder with each passing day.

"It's expensive to feed and clothe people," said Pierce. "It's expensive to clean up property that has been damaged."

That's why organizations such as The Salvation Army, and The American Red Cross, as well as local groups are reaching out for your support.

"The best thing people can do right now is to please consider donating," said Carol Cohen of the American Red Cross.

"Right now we are trying to get non-perishable foods," said Steinberg.

Employees at The Jewish Family Service opened their doors on Thursday to collect food and other necessities.

These contributions, along with items from The New Jersey Food Bank will be distributed throughout the county to help those staying at these shelters that say they are grateful others are lending a helping hand.

"Please continue to help these people. They really need it. They really need the help," said Margate resident Lee Ann Gallagher, who has been staying in the Pleasantville shelter for three days.

And it is volunteers, both big and small that are stepping up, and hope everyone follows their lead.

"We are bringing clothes, and canned goods, and baby items, because a lot of people stocked up and didn't get as hurt as other people did. So we thought it was a good idea to ask people for their extra things," said Girl Scout, Tandi Ackerman who collected food by going door to door.

To donate you can visit any of local Salvation Army, or American Red Cross station.

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