Robin Hood Responds
Sandy: One Year Later
One year ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the tri-state area, resulting in the loss of life and damaging hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Even before the rain subsided, Robin Hood went into action, organizing a Relief Fund that would allow us to meet the challenges that lay ahead.
The Robin Hood Relief Fund has received more than $73 million* in contributions (the majority of which came from the historic 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief), and every dollar has been granted to hundreds of organizations in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut. We were humbled by the outpouring of support from people all around the world, and we work to ensure that every dollar we receive goes back into the communities that need help.
Though much work remains to be done, we are encouraged by all that has been accomplished thus far, thanks to the dedication and commitment of individuals and organizations —working together— to help their neighbors in need.
Stories of Strength
Robin Hood was entrusted with more than $73 million in contributions from generous donors in all 50 states and more than 90 countries worldwide. A top priority for our Relief Committee was to get all the funds out as soon as possible. Scroll through the past few months to see when the money was raised, and when it was granted to organizations helping individuals and communities rebuild. For a full list of grants click here.
Team Rubicon, an volunteer organization comprised
of veterans, was on the ground in
Leo of the Broad Channel Atheltic Club helped
distribute funds to those in need in
Kaneisha and her family got a new home thanks to
Monmouth County's Affordable Housing Alliance.
SANDY: BY THE NUMBERS
The scale of the devastation that Sandy inflicted was tremendous. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the storm caused upwards of $80 billion in damages and affected an area the size of Western Europe. It was a full-blown catastrophe and we knew that our relief efforts had to be just as big.