As insignificant as our gesture may be in the grand scheme of things – we feel it is far more important to step in and do something when people need it most.
- Chris Kalian, Partner at Eye Care Associates
Elmsford, New York (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Yesterday clecontactlenses.com, parent company Eye Care Associates extended its prayers to everyone who was effected by hurricane Sandy. As a New York and New Jersey based company, they have been impacted severely in that their offices and employees homes have all suffered power losses as well as damage from the storm.
Thankfully, all are accounted for and no serious damage was done. Unfortunately, the same is not the case for many of their neighbors, brothers and sisters in the tri-state area. CLE Contact Lenses is offering a helping hand, even if in a small way. CLE Contact Lenses is contributing $2 for every order that is placed on their website http://www.clecontactlenses.com over the next week to the Red Cross, and in particular the NY & NJ branch of the Red Cross to assist in their efforts to help those that have been lost so much in this terrible storm.
Please advise that there is no need to order from CLE Contact Lenses in order for you to help the cause, as anyone can make a donation by directly visiting the Red Cross website and making a donation to their hurricane relief program(s). For more information on the Red Cross, hurricane relief programs you can visit their website at: http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/disaster-relief/hurricane-recovery-program or to make a donation you can visit the Red Cross disaster relief at: https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod60003.
Please note that you can also make an instant $10 donation to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Programs, right from a mobile phone by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. Upon sending the text message, you will be making a $10 donation to the Red Cross to support the relief efforts and standard message and rates apply.
The Red Cross is not the only organization providing relief to Hurrican Sandy's victims as there are many others such as:
The Salvation Army - Simply text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
Feeding America - To donate call 800-910-5524 or visit https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=11740&11740.donation=form1
AmeriCares - To donate visit https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=11784&11784.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=btyzd113b3.app213a
New York Foodbank - You can text FBNYC to 50555 to make a donation from your mobile device.
New York Cares - You can text iCARE to 85944 to donate $10 from your mobile device.
ASPCA - Don't forget about our four-legged friends! To donate visit https://donate.aspca.org/donate/Donations/Website/Website_Membership_HS.aspx?PlacementID=3001588
The beauty that shines through, even on the darkest days when storms like this impact so many – is the beauty of the human spirit and in the way we all can and do come together to help our neighbors and brothers and sisters in times of need.