Hoosiers step up to help superstorm Sandy victims
Midwest Food Bank collects food, donations
Last Updated: 206 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers are stepping up to help victims of superstorm Sandy on the east coast.
Sandy struck land near Atlantic City, New Jersey, Monday night, whipping up a storm surge that ripped apart piers on the Jersey Shore and flooded subway and highway tunnels in New York.
Dozens of people died in the storm and thousands of others were stranded in shelters.
Wednesday, volunteers at the Midwest Food Bank prepared food shipments for the victims as part of a multistate relief effort.
Midwest director of operations John Whitaker said that the agency is accepting food and monetary donations.
"This is a national disaster, so we need a national response. When it comes to disasters, Hoosiers are very giving," he said. "For every dollar given to us, we can pass out $32 worth of food to a needy individual. This is a great way for Hoosiers to give back."
For more information about making a donation, contact 317-786-8980 or visit www.midwestfoodbank.org
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