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Money from Sandy relief concert being put to work

Posted at: 01/01/2013 9:57 AM
By: Associated Press

The charity in charge of distributing donations from the nationally televised Superstorm Sandy relief concert has been thinking small when it comes to doling out more than $50 million.
    
More than 160 organizations have gotten shares of the Sandy relief funds collected so far by the Robin Hood Foundation.
    
Many have been the type of small, grass-roots groups that were everywhere on the devastated New York and New Jersey coasts in the initial weeks after the storm.
    
A church in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., got $25,000 so it could install showers and beds for volunteers. The Mennonite Disaster Service in Pennsylvania got $150,000 to dispatch home builders to New York City.
    
The concert was held December 12 and included such stars as Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.