Hurricane Sandy Relief Information

Episcopal Relief & Development

12/10/12, Submitted by Esther Cohen - Chief Operating Officer

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:    $1,300,000

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:    90% will be expended directly on Hurricane Sandy program.  10% will be treated as
          administrative cost recovery to support the ongoing mission of the organization.

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

A 3:    Approximately $100,000.

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:    Episcopal Relief & Development is providing services domestically (New York, New
          Jersey) and internationally (Haiti, Dominican Republic). As the relief & development
          agency of the Episcopal Church, we work with the emergency response teams from the
          affected Dioceses to provide support for both immediate and long term disaster
          response programs. To date, Episcopal Relief & Development has provided funds to
          support shelter, food, clean water and sanitation, and to support local diocesan
          response. In addition, Episcopal Relief & Development program staff have toured
          affected areas, consulted with local disaster coordinators, and engaged disaster
          response professionals to work with local communities in developing long term relief
          and rehabilitation efforts. In the long term, Episcopal Relief & Development is
          supporting the creation of a regional disaster response team in the NY/NJ area, and
          providing ongoing housing and economic support for those whose homes and livelihoods
          were affected by the storm.

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:    Episcopal Relief & Development works through the Diocesan network of the Episcopal
          Church. Direct support has been provided to the following Dioceses:
 
          Diocese of Long Island: $20,000
          Diocese of New York: $20,000
          Diocese of New Jersey: $20,000
          Diocese of Dominican Republic: $15,000
          Primates World Relief & Development Fund: $10,000

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:    Episcopal Relief & Development does not provide direct assistance to individuals,
          families or businesses.

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:    Episcopal Relief & Development does not anticipate having surplus funds not spent for
          Hurricane Sandy relief.

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