NESCONSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The president of the FealGood Foundation, which assists first responders and others who were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said his organization may not be able to keep operation efficiently next year.
FealGood Foundation founder and president John Feal told 1010 WINS the foundation has been struggling.READ MORE: Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
The foundation, based in Nesconset, Long Island, relies on donations from across the country. It had run smoothly since its opening, but the number of supporters has declined. This year was the first the foundation had to apply for a grant for financial help, and the grant was denied.
Since the launch of the nonprofit charity in 2005, over $1 million has been donated to 9/11 responders and their families with the help of small charitable donations from individuals across the country.READ MORE: Georgia Man Arrested For 2020 Rape Of Woman Who Was Dragged Into Queens Alley
Resources have also been donated to victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Feal told 1010 WINS thinks the damage caused by Sandy, the dwindling economy, and time passing since the 9/11 attacks, snowballed into the drop in support.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 24-Year-Old Driver Struck, Seriously Hurt Woman During Brooklyn Carjacking
Please leave your comments below…