Red Cross Awards Grant In Union County For Sandy Recovery

UNION COUNTY – Today the American Red Cross awarded a grants for more than $235,000 to the Union County Long Term Recovery Group. This brings the total Red Cross funding to the New Jersey Long Term Recovery Groups in the nine most impacted counties to nearly $6 million.

“The Red Cross has worked with our New Jersey communities since the early days of the storm response and will continue throughout the recovery process,” said Mathieu Nelessen, regional CEO, American Red Cross North Jersey Region. 

“In Union County, we will use our $235,788 Red Cross grant to work with 100 Sandy survivors as they move towards a sustainable living situation,” said Brooks Smith, chairperson of the Union County Long Term Recovery Group. “The funding will allow us to help meet the previously unmet needs of many Sandy survivors in Union County.”

The Red Cross has received $308 million in donations for its Sandy emergency relief and recovery efforts, and has spent or committed $280 million—over 90 percent of the donated funds – as of Sept. 30.

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