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Mayor's Sandy relief fund raises $32 million

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The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City has grown by more than $32 million to help with the city's emergency response to Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said Wednesday.

More than 10,000 donors from around the country have contributed sums as modest as a few dollars to multimillions, the mayor said.

"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," Bloomberg said. "I want to thank everyone who has given -- your generosity is helping our city to get back on its feet."

The fund, which doesn't keep an administrative fee, will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to relief efforts and organizations.

Many companies have also stepped up with in-kind donations.

The money and items will help get most immediate needs in hurricane affected neighborhoods, including water, hot food, toiletries, baby supplies, warm clothing and blankets, cleaning materials and other supplies, the mayor's office said. The fund will also help bolster long-term rebuilding efforts.

You can donate by phone, website, text message, and mail:

  • 311 (212-NEW-YORK outside New York City)
  • www.nyc.gov/fun
  • Text "NYCFUND" to 50555 to donate $10
  • Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
    253 Broadway, 8th Floor
    New York, New York 10007
    (Check payable to "Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City" with note: "Mayor's Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief")
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