Update: Total Raised for Superstorm Sandy Relief Now Tops $92.3-Million

In addition to the American Red Cross’s announcement that it has raised $85-million as of Sunday for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts, more charities updated their fundraising totals on Monday. The total raised by all charities reporting to The Chronicle is more than $92.3-million.

Fundraising totals for today:

  • Salvation Army: $3.4-million, of which more than $3-million has been donated online, $50,700 through its text-to-give program, and $351,000 through its toll-free fundraising phone number
  • United Way of New York City: $2.1-million, of which $1.9-million is from corporate commitments and more than $200,000 has been donated online
  • Catholic Charities USA: $500,000
  • Direct Relief International: $500,000
  • Jewish Federation of North America: $245,000
  • Church World Service: $48,194
  • Habitat for Humanity International: $23,000
  • Brother’s Brother Foundation: $18,010

In addition, Save the Children had raised $1-million by last Wednesday but has been unable to supply an updated tally; its Westport, Conn., headquarters was hit hard by the storm.

Also, Network for Good, an online fundraising platform that garners gifts for the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other charities, has processed $2.5-million as of Monday.

Here is a sampling of large gifts and grants made by companies and foundations that have been announced since Friday afternoon:

  • Ralph Lauren: $2-million. Of that figure, the Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation is giving $1-million to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City; the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, Mr. Lauren’s corporate philanthropy, is giving $1-million, to be divided among the American Red Cross, the Robin Hood Relief Fund, and various charities serving storm victims in New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, and New York’s Westchester County.
  • UPS: $1.5-milion. Figure includes $250,000 to the American Red Cross, $250,000 for logistical aid for urgent response, and $1-million in cash and in-kind support to a variety of organizations to assist with long-term recovery efforts throughout 2013.
  • Verizon Foundation: $1.2-million. Of that figure, the foundation will match up to $1-million in gifts to the American Red Cross when its customers send text-message donations, $200,000 will be donated to nonprofits in New Jersey and New York. The foundation will also match employee online donations to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army two-to-one.
  • Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation: $1-million to American Red Cross efforts in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.
  • The Gap: $750,000 to the American Red Cross.
  • Madison Square Garden Company: $500,000, to be divided equally between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the American Red Cross

 Raymund Flandez and Emma Carew Grovum contributed to this article.

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