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Verizon Awards Total Of $200,000 In Grants To New Jersey, New York Nonprofits To Assist Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

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Verizon Awards Total Of $200,000 In Grants To New Jersey, New York Nonprofits To Assist Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Verizon continues its commitment to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the hardest-hit areas of New Jersey and New York by awarding a total of $200,000 in grants to several nonprofit community organizations. Shortly after Hurricane Sandy, Verizon pledged $1 million to support relief efforts. To date, Verizon employees, Verizon Wireless customers and the Verizon Foundation have pledged more than $6.2 million to assist with relief and rebuilding efforts. The following organizations will receive grants:

New Jersey

  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch
  • Habitat for Humanity (Essex, Union, Ocean Counties)
  • Atlantic City Rescue Mission
  • Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ocean County
  • Mayor McCormac Charity Fund (Woodbridge Township, NJ)
  • United Way of Monmouth County
  • Perth Amboy's Puerto Rican Association for Human Development

New York

  • Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (New York, NY)
  • United Teachers Federation (New York, NY)
  • Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (Staten Island, NY)
  • City Harvest Food Bank (New York, NY)
  • Island Harvest Food Bank (Nassau, Suffolk Counties)
  • The Salvation Army of Long Island
  • United Way of Westchester
  • Rockland Community Foundation
  • Catholic Charities (Brooklyn/Queens, NY)
  • United Way of Long Island

"Recovery is the most difficult part of dealing with a natural disaster, and these additional Verizon Foundation grants will support the important work these organizations do in helping communities recover and rebuild in New Jersey and New York," said Mario Turco, president of the Philadelphia Tri-State Region for Verizon Wireless, which includes central and southern New Jersey.

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