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Rockaway Relief, 2013

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Sep 9, 2013 No Comments ›› admin

Rockaway Relief, 2014 – Two years after Hurricane Sandy hit – Rockaway, NY – Giants of Generosity was contacted by Michael Sinensky, founder of Friends of Rockaway shortly after the storm’s devastation. Michael’s family home was severely damaged by the surge and he and his friends immediately got on site trying to help their neighbors. Funds were raised through private donations, and with the aid of grants from the Robin Hood Foundation, The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and KidCare, over $385,000 was raised to help with gutting, mucking, and mold remediation of 400 family homes and businesses in the Rockaways. Two years later at the second annual Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson, another $82,000 was raised at an event held in NYC at Hudson Terrace on W. 46th Street. The evening was topped off by an intimate performance by Award-winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx.