Mayor Bloomberg Announces More Than $32 Million Raised By Mayor’s Fund For NYC Hurricane Restoration Efforts
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that more than $32 million has been raised to date by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City for the City’s emergency response needs and long-term restoration efforts from more than 10,000 donors from around the country. One hundred percent of all donations will be dispersed to support relief efforts and organizations, as the Mayor’s Fund does not retain an administrative fee. Donations are being used to address the most immediate needs in hurricane affected neighborhoods, including water, hot food, toiletries, baby supplies, warm clothing and blankets, cleaning materials and other supplies. The funds raised will also address long-term needs, including housing and other efforts re-build and restore neighborhoods and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to innovative public-private partnerships and programs for the City of New York.
“Over the past week, thousands of people from around the city and across the country have stepped forward to help New Yorkers whose lives have been turned upside down by Hurricane Sandy,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “I want to thank everyone who has given – your generosity is helping our city to get back on its feet – and I encourage everyone who would like to give to visit NYC.gov or call 311. We’ve made it as easy as possible to donate, and the incredible response from private citizens and public-spirited corporations is a testament to the strength and resilience of our city and the unity of the American people.”
“The Mayor’s Fund is working to help those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, addressing both immediate needs and the difficult work of rebuilding and restoration that will take place in the weeks and months ahead, said Mayor’s Fund Advisory Chair Rob Speyer. “We are grateful for the support we have received in this short time and encourage even more New Yorkers to help one another through this period of recovery by donating to the Mayor’s Fund.
- Online: www.nyc.gov/fund
- By mail: make check payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, 253 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York City, New York 10007 (note: Mayor’s Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief)
- Via text message: donate $10 immediately by texting NYCFUND to 50555 using your mobile phone.