We appreciate the opportunity to work together with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to provide needed help to New Yorkers still affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Nearly a year after landfall, the needs of Sandy survivors remain significant. The Red Cross and Attorney General’s Office have collaboratively identified additional needs, and the Red Cross is stepping up to address these unmet needs with $6 million in new funds for housing related programs.
In addition, the Red Cross and the Attorney General are both committed to transparency in the giving and spending of charitable funds, and we have worked together to develop ways to further transparency and awareness for online donors.
Together, the American Red Cross and dozens of other governmental and non-governmental entities responded with maximum effort and resources to this unprecedented disaster. As the one-year mark approaches, the Red Cross already has spent or made commitments to spend about $280 million – more than 90 percent – of the $308 million donated to us for Sandy.
This important work could not happen without the generous support of donors across the country, and we are deeply grateful to all those who helped the people affected by Sandy in New York, New Jersey and other states.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.