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A.G. Schneiderman Wants Nonprofits To Reveal Sandy Storm Aid

A worker passes out goods donated by the Red Cross in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn on November 12, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A worker passes out goods donated by the Red Cross in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn on November 12, 2012. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy

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:

  1. AARP Foundation
  2. Acupuncturists Without Borders
  3. Afya Foundation
  4. All Hands Volunteers
  5. American Humane Association
  6. American Red Cross
  7. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  8. AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.
  9. Best Friends Animal Society
  10. B’nai B’rith International
  11. Breezy Point Hurricane Sandy Relief
  12. Brooklyn Recovery Fund
  13. Brother’s Brother Foundation
  14. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  15. Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc.
  16. Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  17. Children’s Hunger Fund
  18. Church World Service
  19. City Harvest
  20. Citymeals-on-Wheels
  21. Convoy of Hope
  22. Direct Relief International
  23. Disaster Chaplaincy Services
  24. Emergency Children’s Help Organization
  25. Empire State Relief Fund
  26. Episcopal Relief & Development
  27. Feed the Children
  28. Food Bank for New York City
  29. Gleaning For The World
  30. Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
  31. Graybeards
  32. Habitat for Humanity International
  33. Heart to Heart International
  34. Hispanic Federation
  35. Hope for the Warriors
  36. Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation
  37. ICNA Relief
  38. International Rescue Committee
  39. Islamic Relief USA
  40. Jewish Disaster Response Corps
  41. Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.
  42. Liberty Street Relief Fund
  43. MAP International
  44. Matthew 25 Ministries
  45. Modest Needs Foundation
  46. Movement for Peace
  47. National Firefighters Endowment
  48. National Urban League
  49. New York Cares
  50. New York Communities for Change
  51. Occupy Sandy
  52. Operation Blessing International
  53. Rebuilding Together
  54. Rebuilding Together NYC
  55. Red Hook Initiative
  56. Robert R. McCormick Foundation
  57. Robin Hood Foundation
  58. Samaritan’s Purse
  59. Save the Children Federation Inc.
  60. ShelterBox USA
  61. Staten Island Strong
  62. Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation
  63. Team Rubicon
  64. The Humane Society of the United States
  65. The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc.
  66. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
  67. The New York City Coalition Against Hunger
  68. The Salvation Army
  69. UJA-Federation of New York
  70. United Methodist Committee on Relief
  71. United Way of Long Island
  72. United Way of New York City
  73. Waves For Water
  74. We Care NYC
  75. World Vision International

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