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Deborah Winshel, president & COO of the Robin Hood Foundation, talks about the foundation and its mission, and answers questions about where the money in its relief fund will go.
See a list of grant recipients for Sandy relief here.
I spoke earlier on the air about donating to two Rockaways organizations, YANA (You Are Never Alone) and Restore the Rock. You can donate to the YANA rebuilding project and beyond at www.bit.ly/restoreyana and the website for Restore the Rock is not yet live, but if you email firstname.lastname@example.org you will updated when it is. Thanks for your support!!
What percentage of the money goes directly to programs helping hurricane victims as opposed to overhead costs?
Did you have board members underwrite the costs of the concert?
How do you decide what organizations the money goes to?
What makes the Jersey Shore special is the uniqueness of its many small communities along the coast. Each small town brings its own take to the boardwalk and beachfront. With all of the money you have there will be a lot of pressure to do something "big" but what those towns really need I think is to be able to do something organically, to preserve the nature of their towns like it was. How will you make sure the money will be spread out enough and go into the right hands to prevent, big development projects that will kill the character of the shore?
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