"There are disasters going on almost daily in most chapters, and those things that are happening are in your local community," Gillmore said.
Gillmore said he doesn't have any friends or relatives on the East Coast, which in some ways makes his service more meaningful.
"I enjoy helping people I don't know," he said. "You are helping a human being, and that's it. It could be the president of the United States or it could be a person shining shoes on the sidewalk."
Utahns can also contribute online to other organizations providing relief to Sandy's victims in the United States and elsewhere, such as Save The Children at www.savethechildren.org, Direct Relief International at www.directrelief.org, AmeriCares at www.americares.org, or International Medical Coprs at internationalmedicalcorps.org.
Smartphone users in Sandy's path can download the Red Cross Hurricane App to track the storm's path, receive updates, locate shelters and medical services, and let loved ones know they're safe, Zundel said. The app also allows anyone with friends and relatives keep track of the hurricane's progress.
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