- Canarsie Recovery Coalition, $250,000. Coalition members include Arab American Family Services, Avenue L Merchant Association, Beth Elohim Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Bridge Street Development Corp, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, Canarsie Cluster Food Pantry, Catholic Charities, Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Holy Family Church, Informed Voices, Jewish Community Council of Canarsie, Lutheran Social Services, Local Residents and Non-Associated Merchants, Millennium Development, My Time Inc, Neighborhood Housing Services, NIA Community Services Network, New York Communities for Change, Pratt Area Community Council, Redemption, and Visiting Nurse Service.
- #ConeyRecovers, $250,000. Coalition members include Alliance for Coney Island, Amethyst Women’s Project, Astella Development, Coney Island Community Council, Coney Island Generation Gap, Coney Island Gospel Assembly, Coney Island Hospital, C.I. Youth Alive, The HeartShare Surfside Gardens Cornerstone Program, Iglesia Pentecostal De Jesucristo “Cristo Viene”, Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, New Church International, and Project Hope.
- Gerritsen Beach Long Term Recovery Project, $237,000. Coalition members include Gerritsen Beach Cares, HEART 9/11, Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation, Visiting Nurse Service, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, and Project Hope.
- Red Hook Coalition, $217,344. Coalition members include Added Value, Red Hook Initiative, Good Shepherd Services, Dance Theater Etc, Red Hook Volunteers, ReStore Red Hook, and Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation.
- Sheepshead Bay Road to Recovery Coalition, $212,663. Coalition members include Kings Bay YM YWHA, Asian Americans for Equality, Turkish Cultural Center, Community Board 15, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Sheepshead Bites.
The five coalitions received prior funding of nearly $1.7 million from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, along with extensive technical support from Brooklyn Community Foundation staff.
Over the past year, thousands of donors helped make the Brooklyn Recovery Fund one of the borough’s most successful grassroots fundraising efforts. Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce collected more than $3.5 million for the fund, 100% of which will be fully committed for local recovery by the end of 2013.
“The residents of Brooklyn are indebted to the efforts of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the support of the American Red Cross for strengthening the commitment to our coastal communities and ensuring that we build back strong from Superstorm Sandy,” added Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “My office, under the leadership of Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman and others, has dedicated itself in the last year to repair, recovery and rebirth. As devastating as this storm was, it pales in comparison to the resilience and fortitude of everyday Brooklynites.”
About Brooklyn Community Foundation
Brooklyn Community Foundation is dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking, and community service. Established in 2009 as the first and only charitable foundation for New York City’s largest borough, the Foundation has granted nearly $20 million in partnership with generous donors to address critical community needs and advance innovative nonprofit programs. In response to Superstorm Sandy’s devastating impact in Brooklyn’s coastal neighborhoods, the Foundation launched the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. To date, more than $3.5 million has aided families and small businesses through the efforts of over 50 community-based organizations. Learn more at www.BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.