In late October, Superstorm Sandy swept through the Caribbean and the east coast of the United States, killing close to 200 people in seven countries and causing more than $50 billion in economic losses. In Haiti, the storm caused food shortages and left 200,000 homeless, while in the U.S., Sandy affected at least 24 states, causing particularly devastating flooding and damage in New York and New Jersey. In the wake of the storm, GlobalGiving partner organizations quickly mobilized to help communities in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Haiti, and Cuba get the basic necessities they need to survive and rebuild after this devastating disaster. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, nine organizations have received financial support through this fund. Five organizations are supporting individuals affected in the United States:
Four additional organizations receiving GlobalGiving support are working outside the United States:
We know how important it is to get money on the ground quickly. So thanks to your generosity, GlobalGiving was able to disburse much-needed funds to the field within one week of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall in the United States. We’re committed to keeping you updated on how these funds are being used to help restore people’s lives and livelihoods in the affected areas. You can see a full list of all GlobalGiving partners responding to Sandy here. We’d love to hear your questions or thoughts in the comment section of this report. Thank you again on behalf of everyone whose lives you’re helping to make a little easier after this devastating storm.
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