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Within days of super storm sandy making landfall last October a number of charitable organization started collecting donations from kind hearted souls freely given their monies to help with sandy relief efforts or so they thought.
This morning New York attorney general Eric -- -- announced that he huge amount of those donated funds have yet to be filtered to sandy victims as they were so intended.
This is about transparency this is about accountability this is about.
-- all understanding that the money goes where the donors intended and the relief.
Is delivered effectively and efficiently.
Schneider -- office found that 89 charities raised more than half a billion dollars by April only 57% of that had been given in sandy relief.
Leaving at least 230 million still in the hands of bills non profit and not in the hands of sandy victims.
Our light all lives and breezy point queens where more than 350 homes were destroyed.
During -- people are trying to rebuild these homes.
They need the assistance because in many cases.
They did not get support.
And in many cases they had no insurance with the issuance proceeds what's more.
What -- fighting with insurance companies the biggest fund -- it was the American Red Cross with about 300 million and sandy relief.
They say that all donations specified for -- relief or in fact done so.
-- says at least seventeen organizations report.
-- they may use sandy donations for non sandy purposes including future disasters but New -- -- individuals of a double says that is a problem.
We -- those who -- retain the money collected to do the right thing.
Get the money out to the intended beneficiaries of which -- the victims of hurricane --
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