In Sandy’s Wake, Charities That Serve Region’s Poor Face Harder Task

In Sandy’s Wake, Charities That Serve the Poor Face Tough Task 1

Robin Hood Foundation

The Robin Hood Foundation provided volunteers and made grants to groups that responded to Superstorm Sandy.

New York City’s nonprofits are planning to gather in January to discuss ways that government and philanthropy can bolster nonprofits so they can do more to help move city residents out of poverty. Thanks to Superstorm Sandy, that conversation has taken on new urgency.

The storm paralyzed the city, drove many low-income families from their homes, and added new demands on already stretched human-service nonprofits.

“Nonprofits have stepped up” to help the storm