Mary Pat Christie's Sandy Recovery Nonprofit Spent $2.9M in Bergen
Details of Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund Response in Newly Released Final Report
Matthew McGrath | The Record
The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, founded by First Lady Mary Pat Christie in late 2012, spent $2.9 million in Bergen County out of the $37.8 million it distributed to storm victims, according to its final report released Thursday.
Moonachie, Little Ferry and surrounding towns were inundated when Sandy struck more than three years ago. A powerful storm surge pushed Atlantic Ocean waters up the Hackensack River and into the Meadowlands.
Little Ferry and Moonachie school districts received a total of $465,000 through the Relief Fund, according to Eileen Lofrese, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund spokeswoman. The money came from a $4.5 million donation provided by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.
The bulk of the money spent by the Relief Fund in Bergen County - more than $1 million - was granted to the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, which it used to help victims with unmet needs.
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