Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Money Starting To Flow For SuperStorm Sandy

by Gary Snyder

After calls to release money raised for their benefit as well as the way the money was spent, checks are finally seeping out for this and other storm-related charities.

"It's been an intense seven months," Michael Sinensky, co-founded of Friends of Rockaway after Superstorm Sandy said. "We believe that we'll be working on rebuilding efforts for another two years."

The charity received a check for $720,000 from the Red Cross. The NYC Home Repair Consortium provided another $750,000 for the charity. Altogether, Friends of Rockaway has raised $2.5 million, money that is providing volunteers and professionals to help clean and repair storm ravaged residences in the Rockaways. The group is focusing on mold remediation now and has identified about 90 homes that will benefit from the new funding.

Friends of Rockaway has six full-time employees, and it has hired locals to do much of the work, providing employment to people who lost their jobs after the storm.

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