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
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.