Hurricane Florence 2018

The American Red Cross is responding to devastating, prolonged flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence, and needs financial donations to be able to support thousands of people affected by this disaster. Wherever you are, you can help by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Around Eastern New York, generous partners are stepping up to make it as convenient as possible to donate to the Red Cross and help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Here’s a list of local ways to lend your support:

  • Price Chopper/Market 32 – Your Help Counts for Hurricane Florence
    100% of all donations collected at checkout in any Price Chopper/Market 32 store from September 14 through September 30 will be given to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence, and Price Chopper/Market 32 will match donations up to $5,000!
  • NewsChannel 13 – Your Help Counts for Hurricane Florence
    NewsChannel 13 has teamed up with Price Chopper/Market 32 and the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. In addition to donating at any Price Chopper/Market 32 checkout, you can make donations online at
  • Hoffman Car Wash – Hot Wax for Hurricane Relief
    From September 17 through September 30, Hoffman Car Wash will give 100% of proceeds from all hot wax sales online or at any of their locations to the American Red Cross to help people affected by Hurricane Florence.
  • Six Flags Great Escape – Zombie Run 5K
    The annual Zombie Run 5K at Six Flags Great Escape is coming up on Saturday, September 29, and this year you can help people affected by Hurricane Florence while you run for your life! The Zombie Run is a monster-infested race through the amusement park, complete with a post-race Survival Bash and all-day admission to Six Flags Great Escape. To support Hurricane Florence relief efforts, $20-25 from every Zombie Run registration will be donated to the Red Cross. Learn more and register here by September 28!
  • Poughkeepsie Galleria – One Day Fundraiser
    On Saturday, September 29, the American Red Cross will be at the Poughkeepsie Galleria from 10am – 3pm accepting donations to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Look for volunteers near the Target entrance at the mall to make your donation.
  • News10 ABC – Hurricane Florence Telethon
    Last week’s LIVE telethon raised more than $54,000 to help people affected by Hurricane Florence! We are incredibly grateful to the News10 ABC team, the staff and volunteers who set up and manned the phones all night, local restaurants Yono’s and Swifty’s who donated delicious food to keep everyone going, and most importantly the nearly 800 donors who called in and pledged their support. Thank you all!

Donations made to the Red Cross for Hurricane Florence enable disaster workers to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. We’ll continue to update this list as additional local donation opportunities are confirmed.

Please note that we ask for financial donations because they are the best way to support disaster victims in times like these. Financial donations can be accessed quickly and be put to use right away to provide the things that people impacted by disasters really need. Watch this short video to learn more: