ABC to Hold ‘Day of Giving’ to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

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1  Updated at 5:12 pm, November 2nd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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ABC(NEW YORK) — Disney and ABC will launch a “Day of Giving” Monday, Nov. 5 to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. Starting on Good Morning America and ending with Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC shows will encourage viewers to help those impacted by the storm by making a contribution to the American Red Cross.

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Here’s how you can participate in ABC’s “Day of Giving:”

  •     TEXT: Text ABC to 90999 to give a $10 donation to the Red Cross.
  •     ONLINE:  Go to to make a donation of any amount.
  •     BY PHONE:  Call 1-800-HELP-NOW. This number will bypass all the other menu options and direct your call to Hurricane Sandy relief.

Hurricane Sandy has affected millions along the East Coast, causing massive devastation and destruction and in its wake. Recovery efforts are underway as emergency crews scramble to get supplies to the hardest-hit communities, but many estimate that the relief effort may be the most expensive in U.S. history.

The Walt Disney Company kicked off the effort Thursday, announcing a $2 million donation for Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts, including $1 million to the American Red Cross and $1 million to organizations working on rebuilding efforts.

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  • Richard

    I heard one of my favorite songs, “Give a Little Bit,” from singer/songwriter Roger
    Hodgson, being used in the ABC telethon. If only all employers would give a little bit, what a difference it would make. It just so happens I saw Roger live in concert last month and when he same this song, the whole audience was one. That’s how Americans are coming together in this situation – as one.