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48 Bay Area Volunteers Providing Disaster Relief in New York and New Jersey

Since Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast, we have deployed 48 local volunteers to New York and New Jersey to help with relief efforts.

Volunteers are helping people get food, housing, health care and emotional support as they put their lives back together.

The Red Cross has served more than 3.3 million meals and snacks, provided nearly 30,000 health services and emotional support contacts and handed out more than 124,000 relief items to clients.

There have been over 117,000 overnight stays at Red Cross and partner shelters and this number continues to rise.

Wednesday night about 7,600 people affected by Sandy stayed in more than 110 Red Cross and partner shelters.

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