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Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, donations for critical and emergency response can be made to organizations providing relief efforts.


Hurricane Sandy left a trail of destruction across Fairfield County, in Connecticut and throughout the northeast. Hundreds of thousands of Fairfield County residents were without power for more than a week and many are still in need of support and relief.

What we are doing

Immediately after the storm, the Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts.

We are happy to have been joined in this effort by many of our donors and supporters. To date over $45,000 in additional contributions have been made to the American Red Cross, Operation Hope and other organizations.

We will continue to monitor the regional needs arising from Hurricane Sandy's destruction and to identify collaborations where state, local and federal agencies can partner with regional nonprofits.

We will also join others in the long-term planning discussions to work together to find ways to address the challenges storms like Sandy may pose in the future and how best to prepare for them.


How you can help

Right now, local nonprofits have depleted their resources responding to the storm.

You can join the Foundation in supporting local needs by supporting one of these local organizations involved in relief efforts:

American Red Cross


Connecticut Food Bank 

Danbury Corps Community Center / Salvation Army

Dorothy Day Hospitality Pantry

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County 

Homes with Hope


Neighbor to Neighbor 

Operation Hope


Salvation Army

Shelter for the Homeless

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

As the recovery progresses, we will update this page to alert you about changing needs.