Hurricane Sandy Relief Information
Convoy of Hope
12/11/12, Submitted by Mark A. Metzger, CPA - Chief Financial 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: For the period starting October 22, 2012 and ending December 5, 2012, COH has received
$1.4M of cash donations
$2.2M of gift in kind (GIK) donations
Donations were received following both general disaster response appeals and Hurricane
Sandy specific appeals during the reporting period.
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: COHs Board may apply up to a ten percent overhead rate assessment to restricted
contributions at the time of donation to cover fundraising and administrative costs.
Remaining cash donations with a donor-imposed purpose restriction will be tracked as
temporarily restricted contributions and used to fund COHs on-going Hurricane Sandy
disaster relief initiatives and GDR personnel costs.
Q 3: Approximately how much has your organization spent to date on Hurricane
A 3: For the period starting October 22, 2012 and ending December 5, 2012, COH has released
approximately $492,000 and $1.9M of cash donations and GIK donations, respectively, to
support the Hurricane Sandy response.
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: As of the December 5, 2012, reporting cut-off date, COH transported 54 semi-trailer
loads of relief supplies to the Hurricane Sandy impacted region. The supplies sent,
warehoused, and being distributed as part of COHs bulk and mobile distribution
initiatives include: canned goods, blankets, cleaning supplies, water, sports drinks,
hygiene kits, diapers, formula, wipes, buckets, mops, brooms, pet food, batteries,
flashlights, Rubbermaid bins, laundry bags, coolers, cots, and assorted MRE's.
The geographic areas served include:
New York: - Bronx, NY - Coney Island, NY - Deer Park, NY - Far Rockaway, NY -
Hicksville, NY - Island Park, NY - Jamica, NY - Mastic Beach, NY - Medford, NY -
Shirley, NY - Staten Island, NY - Valley Stream, NY - Wading River, NY - West
Hempstead, NY - Long Beach, NY - Howard Beach, NY - Freeport, NY
New Jersey: - Bayonne, NJ - Elizabeth, NJ - Jersey City (& Hoboken) - Newark, NJ -
Teteboro, NJ - West Creek, NJ - Toms River, NJ - Point Pleasant, NJ - Lakewood
Pennsylvania: - Harrisburg, PA - Newport, PA - Lebanon, PA - Camp Hill, PA -
Convoy of Hope continues to actively assess the needs within the impacted communities
and, at the time of this report, has not set a specific project end date.
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: As of December 5, 2012, COH has not funded other organizations; however, based on
similar responses, COH does anticipate funding partnering churches and civic
organizations in the impacted areas based on community need and the organizations
ability to effectively and efficiently use these funds in furthering our response
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: As of December 5, 2012, COH has not provided direct financial assistance to
individuals or families. COH does anticipate assisting approximately 100 families with
building supplies, such as insulation and sheet rock. Historically, COH has worked
through local churches and in partnership with civic organizations to best determine
community needs and forecast maximum outcomes.
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: COHs Board authorizes management to use surplus funds, if applicable, to fulfill
similar GDR projects in keeping with the organizations mission.