Wind. Water. Fire. Earth. The power of Hurricane Sandy and its aftereffects along the East Coast of the United States are astounding. Explosions, flooding, massive sand shifts, trees toppled, power out, homes washed away, boats tossed like toys, lives lost. Grateful that (so far at least) our family, friends and neighbors have come through okay. But so many people have not. If you would like to help those in need, here's a simple way: text "REDCROSS" to 90999 and automatically donate $10. The amount is added to your cell phone bill and the carrier passes 100% on to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts. (Details here: Red Cross Text Message Donations. ) Style Maniac followers and friends: if you are able to check in and share how you are doing, I would love to hear from you. Here's hoping you are all safe. -- Doreen
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