Red Cross Awards $1 Million to Staten Island Foundation for Sandy Recovery Efforts

The has announced a $1 million grant to the in support of long-term recovery assistance for people affected by Superstorm Sandy.

To be distributed through the foundation's , the grant will help support community-based organizations providing home repairs for seniors, mental health services, and coordination of on-the-ground volunteers in the hardest-hit areas of the New York City borough.

"The Staten Island Foundation welcomes funds from the Red Cross to support community-service providers who are on the front lines helping East and South Shore residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy," said the foundation's executive director, Betsy Dubovsky. "Our nonprofits need these critical resources to expand services to disaster victims who have varied and complex needs."

"I am happy to see the Red Cross giving significant funding to the Staten Island Foundation for distribution throughout our community," said New York State assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis. "Local distribution of donations collected is how most donors want their money spent, as it gets to those who need it the most. Few can better determine where the need is than an organization that has its eyes, ears, and boots on the ground."

"." American Red Cross Press Release 08/09/2013.