Nearly $10 million from charities will be given to communities still recovering from super-storm Sandy, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today.
Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast last year on Oct. 29 and killed 48 people, displaced thousands of people, and cost the state $42 billion in damages, Gannett’s Ashley Hupfl reports.
“As the one-year anniversary of this devastating storm approaches, New Yorkers have once again demonstrated the strong will and resilience that makes our community great,” said Schneiderman in a statement. “Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors are still struggling to recover, which is why I remain committed to ensuring that my office uses every tool at its disposal to maximize relief for Sandy recovery efforts.”
Schneiderman said he reached agreements with four major charities to provide more aid to victims.
The American Red Cross will donate an additional $6 million for housing needs, adding to the $308 million the Red Cross has already donated for recovery efforts.
The Brees Dream Foundation, created by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, will donate $225,000 in the next year.
The New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will donate $3.15 million in three installments over the next three years.
Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. will donate $288,000 by early 2014.
More than $575 million total from nearly 90 nonprofit organizations has been donated for Sandy relief, Schneiderman said.