Day of Giving in WNY

November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Monday, as part of the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Channel 7 -- along with ABC -- is taking part in a Day of Giving with the Red Cross.

Red Cross leaders say the need is crucial for donations. Thousands are displaced and remain in shelters along the eastern seaboard. The death toll is more than a hundred.

Blood donations are also running thin. Many blood drives were canceled because of Superstorm Sandy. The American Red Cross has put out an urgent request for blood donations.

To make a donation call 1-800-HELP-NOW. Representatives of the ABC family will be standing by all day to answer your call.

You can also text ABC to 90999 to make a ten dollar donation.

Watch Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 pm for the latest on the Day of Giving and Sandy relief efforts.