Charities in NY raise $400M for Sandy relief

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 4, 2013 at 11:45 am •  Published: January 4, 2013
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The list of groups that responded to the survey included small groups that recruit volunteers to gut damaged homes, food banks, and agencies that distribute medication.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named for a firefighter killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, said it had raised $4 million as of Dec. 5 and anticipated spending $2.5 million of that money on home supply store gift cards for people with damaged homes.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which had been involved in rescuing animals from flooded neighborhoods, and then boarding hundreds of displaced animals, said donors had given it $1.3 million by the end of November.

Red Cross officials told the attorney general that as of Dec. 10, the organization had distributed more than 8.7 million meals and snacks in the disaster zone, provided 81,000 shelter stays and distributed $30 million in relief supplies. The Red Cross said it anticipated that it would have spent $110 million on the storm response by the end of December.