The funds will be used to help almost 5,700 senior citizens who live along the east and south shores of Staten Island, in the Coney Island and Red Hook sections of Brooklyn and the Far Rockaway section of Queens.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday from hard-hit Long Beach on Long Island that the American Red Cross has pledged an additional $6 million to storm victims.
In Seaside Heights where the boardwalk is about to be rebuilt, Mayor Bill Akers said the best way to help the recovery is to make summer rental reservations now.
The Schells are handing out the 200 stuffed animals they were able to bring with them. Another 1,600 are being shipped to New York for free by a Kansas City trucking company.
Former members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have already given much to the country used this Veterans Day to help storm victims who were still hurting after Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined National Guard troops to deliver much-needed goods to residents of Long Beach and Far Rockaway. He also thanked volunteers who pitched in for helping to make a difference in the relief effort.
The New York Public Library canceled its annual black tie fundraiser Friday and instead brought the food to a partially flooded catering hall in New Dorp to feed residents who still do not have power.
Donations for the relief effort are currently being accepted at Yankee Stadium outside Gate 2 and will be accepted through the end of the week.
Red Hook Initiative has been busy supplying food and medical assistance to the sick and elderly.