Mary Pat Christie's Sandy Relief Fund To Hand Out $5M In Grants
Nearly $26M Awarded, Half of Which has Gone Toward Housing Programs
| The Star Ledger
The Hurricane Sandy charity chaired by New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced today it plans to hand out another $5 million in grants for disaster relief.
The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has so far distributed roughly two-thirds of the $40 million it has raised since the storm ravaged the state’s coastline and other waterfront communities. That’s nearly $26 million in grants, half of which has gone toward housing programs, according to the group.
The largest grants the group has awarded, include: $5.2 million to a program that provides gap funding for homeowners who have qualified for a state-administered rebuilding grant, $1.6 million for housing assistance in Union Beach and $750,000 to support Habitat for Humanity International’s Sandy efforts.
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