Funds still being directed to Hurricane Sandy disaster areas
April 09, 2013
The after effects of natural disasters can often be felt for years after the initial devastation. Take for instance Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast in October 2012 - many areas in New York and New Jersey are still reeling from the storm's wake almost half a year later.
As such, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund (HSNJRF) is continuing to designate funds to affected communities. Recently, the HSNJRF announced more than $3.7 million in grants will be doled out to 15 organizations dedicated to getting people back on their feet. Specifically, the groups that will be receiving the money are focused on continuing to provide housing assistance, financial counseling and legal help for impacted individuals.
"This support is only made possible by the generosity of tens of thousands of individual and corporate donors who answered the call to help total strangers in need," noted HSNJRF chair Mary Christie. "We'll have additional grant awards soon and look forward to continuing to be an ongoing resource over the long term for New Jersey's recovery effort."
Thus far, the HSNJRF has raised more than $32 million with the help of almost 23,000 individual donors located around the world.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.