A.G. Schneiderman Wants Nonprofits To Reveal Sandy Storm Aid
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent letters to at least 75 nonprofits asking them to disclose their fundraising and relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy victims.
His Charities Bureau plans to compile the information and report it online in an effort to improve transparency and donor confidence.
Schneiderman said Tuesday that in light of “the enormous amount of money raised” and the importance of recovery work, they need to ensure resources are used properly. Letters to more nonprofits are expected.
“Our office commends all of the charities, and their volunteers and donors, who have come to the assistance of New Yorkers after Hurricane Sandy,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “In the name of transparency and accountability, we must ensure that funds raised for Hurricane Sandy relief are used for that purpose.”
The letters request email responses by Dec. 11 detailing amounts raised and spent so far and whether donations will be used solely for storm relief.
They also request information about services provided to victims, funds forwarded to other organizations and plans for any surplus.
The 75 organizations are:
- AARP Foundation
- Acupuncturists Without Borders
- Afya Foundation
- All Hands Volunteers
- American Humane Association
- American Red Cross
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.
- Best Friends Animal Society
- B’nai B’rith International
- Breezy Point Hurricane Sandy Relief
- Brooklyn Recovery Fund
- Brother’s Brother Foundation
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc.
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy
- Children’s Hunger Fund
- Church World Service
- City Harvest
- Convoy of Hope
- Direct Relief International
- Disaster Chaplaincy Services
- Emergency Children’s Help Organization
- Empire State Relief Fund
- Episcopal Relief & Development
- Feed the Children
- Food Bank for New York City
- Gleaning For The World
- Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
- Habitat for Humanity International
- Heart to Heart International
- Hispanic Federation
- Hope for the Warriors
- Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation
- ICNA Relief
- International Rescue Committee
- Islamic Relief USA
- Jewish Disaster Response Corps
- Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.
- Liberty Street Relief Fund
- MAP International
- Matthew 25 Ministries
- Modest Needs Foundation
- Movement for Peace
- National Firefighters Endowment
- National Urban League
- New York Cares
- New York Communities for Change
- Occupy Sandy
- Operation Blessing International
- Rebuilding Together
- Rebuilding Together NYC
- Red Hook Initiative
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation
- Robin Hood Foundation
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Save the Children Federation Inc.
- ShelterBox USA
- Staten Island Strong
- Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
- Team Rubicon
- The Humane Society of the United States
- The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc.
- The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
- The New York City Coalition Against Hunger
- The Salvation Army
- UJA-Federation of New York
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- United Way of Long Island
- United Way of New York City
- Waves For Water
- We Care NYC
- World Vision International
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