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N.Y. Jewish Groups Raise $5M for Sandy Aid

Jewish organizations in New York have raised more than $5.5 million for Hurricane Sandy relief aid, according to information provided to New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman.

UJA-Federation of New York reported raising $4,294,190. The Jewish Federation of America raised approximately $1.2 million and B’nai Brith and Jewish Disaster Response Corps reported $39,529 and $1,300 respectively.

On Thursday, Schneiderman’s office released information of 88 charities that have raised a total of approximately $400 million for Hurricane Sandy relief aid. Leading the way was the American Red Cross, taking in $188 million.

“The generosity of the public and the hard work of charities in response to Hurricane Sandy is inspiring. As we continue to monitor charitable activities related to Sandy relief, it is essential that nonprofit organizations operate in the most transparent way possible,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Full details of the 88 charities reported donations can be found online.

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