Sandy cleanup still bringing in funds
August 15, 2013
Although, it occurred almost a year ago, a number of communities in New York and New Jersey are still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. This large storm took a toll on the Eastern Seaboard, leaving buildings ruined and people without jobs or homes. Cleanup efforts are still taking place, but many of these projects have run out of funding.
With this in mind, the American Red Cross recently announced a $1 million grant that is being made to benefit the Staten Island Foundation. Some of the initiatives that will receive money from this gift include those helping repair homes for seniors, establishing mental health service facilities and gathering more volunteers for continued efforts.
"Our nonprofits need these critical resources to expand services to disaster victims who have varied and complex needs," explained Staten Island Foundation Executive Director Betsy Dubovsky. "We welcome the ability to increase manpower to directly assist and connect local residents with existing recovery resources."
Fortunately, donations made to Sandy relief charities continue to pour in. For instance, MyCentralJersey.com reported that QuickChek Corp. raised $13,000 from mid-June coffee sales, which will go to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. That was just one event - the news source said that since the storm, the business has given $124,437 to the charity.
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