Hurricane Sandy Relief Information

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

12/13/12, Submitted by Vincent W. Colonno - CEO

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:    The USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) and CCUSA (Catholic Charities
          USA) called for a special collection to support efforts to assist Catholic Charities
          Agencies in the affected areas. The Diocese of Albany has designated Catholic
          Charities to coordinate this appeal and as of 12/11/12, $342,330.52 has been collected.

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 Hurricane Sandy relief.

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

A 3:    To date, none of the funds collected have been spent.  Should you require additional
          information or clarification, please advise.

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:    CCDA will support our Sister Catholic Charities Agencies in the affected areas by
          providing monetary resources. The Catholic Charities Agencies will include: Catholic
          Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre; Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens;
          Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; and CCUSA. The populations served
          will be from infancy to seniors and all populations in between. The geographic
          locations are downstate NYS as well as New Jersey and Connecticut. Should you require
          additional information or clarification, please advise.

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 noted above, CCDA will provide funding to our Sister Catholic Charities Agencies in
          the affected areas. A comprehensive request will be forthcoming from the affected
          areas upon completion of the ongoing needs assessment. Should you require additional
          information or clarification, please advise.

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 noted above, CCDA will provide funding to our Sister Catholic Charities Agencies in
          the affected areas. A comprehensive request will be forthcoming from the affected
          areas upon completion of the ongoing needs assessment. Should you require additional
          information or clarification, please advise.

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:    No administrative fee will be imposed and total donations will be disbursed to
          affected Catholic Charities Agencies (listed above).

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