All day today at ABC it has been a day of giving to help the families whose lives were up ended by hurricane sandy and throughout the -- we've heard some incredible stories of generosity. 20/20 anchor... See More
All day today at ABC it has been a day of giving to help the families whose lives were up ended by hurricane sandy and throughout the -- we've heard some incredible stories of generosity. 20/20 anchor Chris Cuomo now tells -- some of them. Sandy's wind and waves are -- But this storm is not over devastation is something that. We need help. Even areas spared the worst have gas lines circling like the 77. Hours -- ready. It has only been a week before too many time has stood still on Staten Island we met -- and Nancy over the weekend. Throwing out everything. In the process of cleaning up our kids on it today because we want them -- -- the devastation. The letter terrible resolve all of her stuffed animals. It's gone. -- waves destroyed but are now being replaced by waves of support. Offers of hands cash essentials from all over the country. Would be marathon runners raced instead to desperate areas we were supposed -- America -- but that's. It's really nothing compared to what's going on here. We -- with the Red Cross experts at putting donations to work. 91 cents of every dollar goes directly to relief efforts. To the 5300. On the ground the quarter million -- -- and most importantly hot meals. 30000. Meals a day are made here. Each one possible because of your ten dollars donation. Ten dollars gets you from the royal Marines home cooking boxing put him in the car providing the manpower getting into the -- we need and delivered the whole mind. It's one of the hardest hit areas. Whole lives now on front loans. Many marked time by the twice daily call. The food truck caught -- right although no less. He finds Allen Nancy again today -- -- -- Your desperation. Is still view we're still in this situation here. -- without the electricity without hot loitering mean time is now the enemy it's sold. His kids and every each day without all essential. -- -- Here. Proud people but like so many they must accept help. But there are some things -- could not destroy. The will to survive the hope for the U. The loss of those providing a helping. I'm coming together after. You know it's only been a week. But for so many time has stood still recovery. Is just a word when you don't know where your next meal is coming from and how much need is there are still out there that we now it is so widespread. -- so deep. Everything from shelter to clothing to all the bare essentials there's so much out there that's why this could not be a better time -- day of giving because. This storm is not over for -- -- many people out there. As you just said Chris it is a day of giving and we want to remind everybody so far you have donated more than thirteen million dollars. And it's not too late -- right now you can call 1800 help now. Or visit our website at abcnews.com.
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