Hurricane Sandy Relief Information
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
12/11/12, Submitted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan - Executive 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: $2,500,000
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: Yes
Q 3: Approximately how much has your organization spent to date on Hurricane
A 3: $1,700,000
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: Services
Direct financial assistance
Volunteers in neighborhoods canvassing homes
Coordination of efforts among non-profits
Donated goods distribution (cleaning supplies, etc.)
Case management services
NYC (Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx & Hudson Valley)
Coordination of organizational efforts among responding agencies
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: No - Currently directly providing assistance
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: One of the major first initiatives was a "parish to parish" assistance program.
Through the contributions of parishioners throughout the Archdiocese direct financial
assistance was provided through the parish leadership in affected neighborhoods. We
have assigned a caseworker to work with parish leadership to respond to community
need. All our efforts have the basic principle of honoring donor intent to provide
help to those impacted by Sandy and in a way that meets genuine needs. Through
parishes located in affected areas and the lay leadership in those parishes - coupled
with the support of trained social service staff, we monitor need and the provision of
emergency assistance. Catholic Charities provides assistance to those of all religions.
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: At this point, we do not anticipate having excess funds.