Brooklyn charities raised millions for Sandy relief
Brooklyn charitable organizations’ response to Hurricane Sandy, made in response to a survey sent out by the state Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, were made public Friday by the state Attorney General’s Office.
The 88 charities that have responded to the survey reported raising approximately $400 million for Hurricane Sandy relief. Here is a spotlight on five charities that are either based in Brooklyn or especially active in the borough:
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund, started after the storm by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Borough President Marty Markowitz’ Office, received $1,531,031 in donations in dollars and pledges through Dec. 7, according to its president, Marilyn Gelber.
She added that “100 percent of the Brooklyn Recovery Fund will be used in support of relief and recovery efforts in Brooklyn communities most affected by Storm Sandy.”