A note

It’s hard to know what balance to strike on social media these days. Sometimes all I want is a break from the news, and other times I rail at emails touting sales of sparkling sweaters and must-have heels. Screw that.

Like everyone else, I’ve been looking for ways to help.

Here are some I’ve found:

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit www.americares.org.

Some folks have set up registries on Amazon so “gifts” can be sent straight to the areas in need. One here and here. There’s a movement out asking Amazon to waive shipping costs. I’ll update that here if I hear anything.

And of course Red Cross at www.redcross.org or text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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