Hurricane Sandy Relief Information

Occupy Sandy

12/21/12, Submitted by Elane Spivak Rodriguez, Fiscal Sponsorship - Coordinator Alliance for Global Justice

Q 1:   What is the approximate dollar amount of donations and pledges that
          your organization has received to date in response to Hurricane Sandy?

A 1:    $725,319.85

Q 2:   Will these funds be used solely for Hurricane Sandy relief? If not,
          approximately what portion will be used for Hurricane Sandy relief and
          what other purposes will funds be used for?

A 2:    Yes, all funds will be used for Hurricane Sandy relief work.

Q 3:   Approximately how much has your organization spent to date on Hurricane
          Sandy relief?

A 3:    $112,376.30

Q 4:   What services has your organization provided to those affected by Hurricane
          Sandy? What populations or geographical areas are being served by your
          organization in response to Hurricane Sandy? What services does it expect to
          provide in the future?

A 4:    Services:
          * direct aid- food, water, warmth
          * medical help
          * mold remediation
          * resource distribution
          * psychological help
          * community building
          *legal clinics
          *media documentation
          * funding
          Geographical areas or populations
          * Rockaway
          * Far Rockaway
          * Breezy Point
          * Staten Island
          * Coney Island
          * Redhook
          * Have provided aid to LES and Astoria as well
          In the future:
          * mold remediation/ rebuilding
          * advocacy
          * medical support
          * community building

Q 5:   Has your organization provided funding to other organizations for Hurricane
          Sandy relief efforts? If so, which organizations have received those funds
          and what is the approximate dollar amount provided to them? How does
          your organization determine the need for funding?

A 5:    Yes. 
          Respond and Rebuild $15,000
          YANA- $5,244
          The Action Center- $10,000
          La Union - $4,000
          Church of St Luke and St Matthew- $3,988

Q 6:   Has your organization provided, or does it intend to provide, direct financial
          assistance to individuals, families or businesses for Hurricane Sandy relief?
          If so, what is the approximate dollar amount that your organization
          has provided to date and approximately how much direct financial assistance
          does it expect to provide in the future? How does your organization
          determine the need for assistance?

A 6:    No direct financial assistance to date

Q 7:   Does your organization have a plan in place on how to use any surplus funds
          not spent for Hurricane Sandy relief? If so, please describe that plan.

A 7:    We consider hurricane relief work to be a long term project. The task of rebuilding
          communities is a marathon and not a sprint. Eventually funds will be shifted into the
          hands of the communities themselves, allowing the communities to make decisions about
          what is done with the funds.

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