The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has announced that the Newsday Charities Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief campaign, in partnership with Newsday and News 12 Long Island, has raised more than $1.4 million for post-Sandy rebuilding efforts.
With contributions from more than forty-six hundred donors and $250,000 in matching funds from the McCormick Foundation, the Newsday Charities campaign awarded grants totaling over $1.6 million to thirteen nonprofit organizations providing disaster relief services to Long Islanders in need. The towns along Long Island's South Shore were hit hard by the storm, with many homes destroyed and many more damaged due to extensive flooding.
Grant recipients include the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, which received $529,174 in support of its Long Island Superstorm Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable; the Federation Employment and Guidance Services, which was awarded $150,000 for its Lifting-Up Long Island Hurricane Response initiative; and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, which received $100,000 for case management services.
"Thanks to the generosity of individuals on Long Island and across the country, and with the momentum provided by our partners, Long Islanders devastated by Hurricane Sandy will have access to services to help them rebuild their lives," said McCormick Foundation president and CEO David Hiller.
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the McCormick Foundation Web site.