POTUS just visited the #RedCross digiDOC and even sent a tweet as a digital volunteer!— Wendy Harman (@wharman) October 30, 2012
The Red Cross used Twitter extensively to share information during and since the storm hit the East Coast Monday, and urged donations by text message. According to the volunteer organization, nearly 11,000 people spent Monday night in 258 Red Cross-provided shelters in 16 states due to the hurricane.
Obama has sent several tweets urging donations to the Red Cross over the past few days, as has GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. A week from the election, both candidates canceled several campaign events Monday and Tuesday due to the storm.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the storm. Support Red Cross relief efforts here: OFA.BO/2iMcEV -bo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 30, 2012