Hurricane Sandy Relief Information

Emergency Children's Help Organization

12/10/12, Submitted by Denise M. Stallone - Administrative Director

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:    As of December 5,2012, The Emergency Children's Help Organization "ECHO" has received
          $231,022 in donations and pledges in response to Hurricane Sandy. In addition, ECHO
          has donated a $50,000 matching grant, for a total of $281,022 raised towards ECHO's
          Hurricane Sandy Relief Program.

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:    These funds will be used solely for ECHO's Hurricane Sandy Relief Program.

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

A 3:    As of December 5, 2012 ECHO has spent $245,698, used for the purchase of gift cards
          distributed to over 500 families.

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:    ECHOis and will be providing gift cards to any families living in Staten Island, NY
          with children18 years ofage or younger who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

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:    ECHO has not provided funding to any other organization for Hurricane Sandy relief
          efforts.

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:    ECHO is providing direct financial assistance to families for Hurricane Sandy relief
          by granting each eligible family $500 in gift cards ($250 Sears or $250 Targetand $250
          Shop-Rite) for food, clothingand or living essentials. ECHO has provided to date
          $245,698 in direct financial assistance to such families and will provide future
          assistance with any surplus funding. A staff member of ECHO speaks to a family member
          to inquire their eligibility. A family is determined eligible if they are residents of
          Staten Island who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy and have children under the
          age of 18 living in their household.

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:    ECHO's plan for use ofany surplus funds will be to keep surplus funds in a separate
          account and use exclusively for future requests pertaining to Hurricane Sandy Relief
          efforts.

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