After Hurricane Sandy hits so close to home, Philly Social Media Moms extend their influence to assist

From providing their expertise in emergency situations to collecting and distributing needed items to socially reaching out to help others, members of Philly Social Media Moms rallied with support of those in need. As influencers within the region, the group continues to inspire in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

One of many cars full of donated items collected by members of Philly Social Media Moms. Thanks to Sarah Donza-Hughes and Cindy Dudas for coordinating.

Announcing help

On The Centsible Life, Kelly offers a list of how to help natural disaster victims.

Outpouring of giving

Cindy Dudas has been working tirelessly collecting donations and sharing information for the South Jersey region from her Hurricane Sandy Support Page.

The Kiddie Warriors Preschool (of West Chester) learned about the damage of Hurricane Sandy and collected for community shelters in need in New Jersey.

Dana felt that donations made directly to the Red Cross would be the best and most efficient way to make sure the right people and the right supplies were being given to those in need. She asked her readers to give to the Red Cross in this article on The Single City Mom.

The Vintage Mom brought her kids and MOMS Club into the program by collecting items to donate. Doing so helped her children learn compassion in giving.

With the #MomMixer already planned for November 3, Whitney and Colleen collected over $500 to give to the Red Cross and, with the help of their sponsors, donated dozens of toys to families in need. Shared on Mommies with Style and Classy Mommy.

Cleaning up

If you have water damage, you’ll want to read this post from Darla of HeartWork Organizing: What to do if water is in your basement.

Involving children

Many of us were stuck home during the storm. Here’s a list of things to do with kids during a storm on HeartWork Organizing.

Heather from Local Fun for Kids shares Sesame Street’s Hurricane Kit.

Discussing disasters with children isn’t easy. On Julieverse, Julie features a guide to get parents through serious conversations in How to Talk to Your Children About Natural Disasters.

Be prepared for future storms

Darla, of HeartWork Organizing, helps you get prepared for the next big storm, so your family is organized now, for the future.

If a storm is on the way that may knock out power, here’s a guide to prepare your kitchen. Also included are the USDA’s recommendations for how long food can be kept in a refrigerator or freezer.

Kelly, from the Centsible Life, also shares 12 Ways to Prepare for Frankenstorm (or any upcoming emergency.)

Is a storm coming? Last minute preparations for a storm at HeartWork Organizing.

What did we miss? How are you using Social Media to help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? Link up and share!

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Colleen Kennedy is the sales and project manager for Philly Social Media Moms as well as the gal behind the popular food blog, Souffle Bombay. On her site you will find memorable dishes, cocktails, and food gifts anyone can make. She also features tips for cooking with kids along with her 11-year-old daughter, Samantha. Colleen is a longtime resident of Bucks County, PA, where she resides with her husband and two children.

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