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Several organizations are helping victims of Hurricane Irene. Here’s how you can help:

The American Red Cross: You can use your cellphone to send donations of $10 via text message to the agency. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999. Find out more at www.redcross.org.

The Salvation Army: Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone. Or donate online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by phone, 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

The Humane Society of the United States: The Humane Society is on Twitter with up-to-date info on pet and animal assistance, including shelters that are available in areas affected by Irene. You can donate by visiting www.humanesociety.org.

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AmeriCares:AmeriCares, which provides emergency medicine and supplies, accepts donations on its website, www.americares.org. Phone: 1.800.486.4357.

Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity, which helps rebuild homes, accepts donations on its website, www.habitat.org.

Feeding America: Feeding America is seeking volunteers to work in food banks. You can also donate money and learn more about volunteering at http://feedingamerica.org.

Operation USA: Operation USA accepts online donations at https://donate.opusa.org/?. You can also make a $10 donation by sending a text message with the word AID to 50555. Phone: 1.800.678.7255.

Direct Relief: Direct Relief, which provides “Hurricane Preparation Packs” of medicine and medical supplies, is accepting donations at www.directrelief.org. Phone: 805.964.4767.

Charity Navigator: Charity Navigator is a non-profit organization that has information on more than 5,000 charities and evaluates the groups’ financial health. Find out more at www.charitynavigator.org.

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