A.G. Schneiderman Releases Report Raising Questions About How Charities Are Spending Sandy-Related Donations
July 17, 2013 | New York City
During a press conference in the heart of the Breezy Point neighborhood devastated by fires started by Superstorm Sandy, Attorney General Schneiderman outlined the findings in his office’s report on spending by charities in the wake of the storm, revealing that $238 million of the $575 million that was raised for relief efforts had not been spent as of April 2013. He also announced that his office’s Charities Bureau would be sending letters to at least 50 organizations demanding greater accounting of Sandy-related contributions. The Attorney General was joined by New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, City Councilman Eric Ulrich, and Arthur Lighthall of the Breezy Point Cooperative.