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Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Continue

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Jill Warren Lucas

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, HOLT CAT rose to the challenge and provided power to affected regions. Following the superstorm’s destruction across the Northeast, the CAT dealer’s national response team deployed power generator equipment and service technicians to New York and New Jersey, including the New York Stock Exchange and other critical institutions, restoring temporary and permanent power in those areas. HOLT will continue to prioritize relief efforts in the Northeast.

Jewish Communal Fund, the Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish community of Greater New York, granted $100,000 from its endowment to support the UJA-Federation Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. In addition to this institutional support for relief efforts in the greater New York community, JCF’s donors have expressed enormous generosity throughout this difficult time, donating more than $450,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. One hundred perfect of funds will be used to aid individuals and families who face extensive flooding, loss of power and devastating damage to their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has established the Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief Fund in partnership with Newsday and News 12 Long Island to support nonprofit agencies providing disaster assistance and recovery efforts to those hardest hit on Long Island by Hurricane Sandy. The Foundation will match the first $500,000 raised at 50 cents on the dollar. All administrative costs will be paid, allowing 100 percent of all funds raised, plus the match, to be granted directly to nonprofit organizations helping those most affected by the storm. For information, call 1-800-931-5707.

Allied Electronics donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The storm brought strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast, from the Mid-Atlantic states to New England, which has affected Allied employees, suppliers and customers. While some Allied sales offices were closed days following Hurricane Sandy due to power outages and limited resources, no employees were harmed.

Brooklyn Recovery Fund has been created in response to vast devastation to Brooklyn caused by Hurricane Sandy, particularly in coastal communities, to provide relief to affected local communities and organizations. Brooklyn Community Foundation, Forest City Ratner Companies, the Brooklyn Nets, and Barclays Center have each pledged $100,000, for a total of $400,000 to create the Fund. One hundred perfect of every donation to the Fund will be used to support storm recovery efforts in Brooklyn.  For more information on how to help, email development@bcfny.org or call 718-246-6886.

Upon the request of the American Red Cross for much-needed clothing, Gap Inc. has donated more than $250,000 worth of clothing that was distributed in New Jersey, one of the areas hit the hardest by Hurricane Sandy. In addition, the company will donate $750,000 cash to provide critical help and necessities for those in affected areas.

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