Taking Action for Sandy Victims: ABC Action News -- Red Cross help line

TAMPA - Superstorm Sandy may be winding down, but millions across the East Coast have been impacted by its devastating blow.

At least 56 people in the U.S. died as a result of the storm, about 4.9 million are still without power and the property damage estimates top $20 billion, according to Forbes.

ABC Action News teamed up with the Red Cross, taking action for victims with a special a phone bank to accept donations for storm victims. 

The phone bank was open for eight hours Thursday, and you donated $37,787 during that time.

The American Red Cross is helping people across 13 states with safe shelter, food and comfort as part of a huge disaster response to Sandy.

You can donate now by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Mobile users can cut and paste this bitly link: http://rdcrss.org/TUzOjM .

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