Mayor's Sandy relief fund raises millions - New York News

After Sandy

Mayor's Sandy relief fund raises $32 million

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

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")
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:35:06 GMT
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
  • First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies

    First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:02 GMT
    New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
    New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
  • Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time

    Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:50:46 GMT
    Jayson WilliamsJayson Williams
    Former NBA player Jayson Williams says trying to re-enter society after serving time for shooting a limousine driver was more difficult than being in prison.
    Former NBA player Jayson Williams says trying to re-enter society after serving time for shooting a limousine driver was more difficult than being in prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices