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Church to donate $680G Sandy funds

A Manhasset religious congregation is donating nearly $700,000 in grants to area groups for Sandy relief.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock plans to give $680,000 to five organizations for specific Sandy-relief efforts.

ALIGN for the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding will receive $150,000 toward an organizing campaign in poor neighborhoods affected by Sandy.

The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island will receive $200,000 toward the operation of the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters Group, which will also give out grants for unmet needs.

The Interfaith Nutrition Network, which experienced an increased demand for food after Sandy, will receive $100,000 for food purchases.

The Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York will receive $100,000 to hire a coordinator of disaster response and volunteer services.

Sustainable Long Island will receive $130,000 to work with the City of Long Beach on economic recovery after Sandy.

“We are very fortunate to be able to support the important work of these organizations toward relief and restoration of Long Island in the aftermath of Sandy,” Barbara Grosmark, president of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, said in a statement.

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