Right now, millions impacted by the storm are assessing damage, waiting for power to come back on and trying to figure out a way to get to work. Many are in need of supplies and support from organizations like the Red Cross and we can all do our part by making a donation. It only takes a minute to donate to the Red Cross or Salvation Army. Visit CNN for more ways to donate time, resources and money.
But in the coming days and months, those affected by the storm will also need emotional support to get through the recovery process. They will need to be reminded that there is hope and that, as bleak as things might feel, they will get through it and rebuild their lives. After the news cameras go away, they will need to know we are all thinking about and supporting them.
The Love is Louder movement is all about reminding us of our ability to overcome challenges and support each other through tough times. So we are hosting a Love is Louder than Sandy project and collecting messages of support for those impacted by the storm.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Get people together from your community or school and create a banner or signs that say “Love is Louder than Sandy” and then give a message of support like “Sending Love and Hope from Chicago” or “We’re Thinking About You in Orlando.” Take video or photo of your group with the banner or signs.
- Record a short message of hope for individuals and families struggling in the aftermath of the storm. Remind them Love is Louder than any disaster. If you’ve been through a storm or tragedy, say you understand and remind them they can get through it.
- Simply take a picture with “Love is Louder than Sandy” written on your hand or on a sign. Personalize it with a message of support.
Email your photo or a link to your video to email@example.com. Or put them on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr with the hashtag #LoveisLouderthanSandy.
We’ll compile the messages of support and put them together in a video that we we’ll share through our sites, partners and the media to reach as many people impacted as possible.
Here’s are some pics we’ve already received: