Heidi Klum Teams Up With Patch and the American Red Cross

My annual Halloween party was held a few weeks later than usual this year due to Hurricane Sandy here in New York City, but we still made it happen! This year, it was very important to me that it benefited a special cause--the American Red Cross's hurricane relief efforts.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that helps people in need by sheltering, feeding and providing emotional support to victims of disasters, solely depending on volunteers and the generosity of the American public. I have been a member of the National Celebrity Cabinet of Red Cross since 2004.

Additionally, I teamed up with AOL and The American Red Cross for a day of service on December 2nd. I joined forces with AOL and its Patch network - a hyperlocal platform for news and information – to visit Sandy-affected areas of New York and help out. I traveled to the Red Cross location in Seaford, Long Island, to donate items to Hurricane Sandy victims, as well as to a Patch community in Lindenhurst, Long Island, to participate in its Christmas tree lighting ceremony and to pass out toys to kids.

For information on how you can support The American Red Cross please visit http://www.redcross.org/.

Hope you enjoy this video clip of the experience. I was honored to participate!