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Letter: Where are Sandy funds for victims?

Volunteer Santina Peralta organizes clothing donations at the

Volunteer Santina Peralta organizes clothing donations at the Piermont firehouse, which has been set up as a relief and donation center following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. (Nov. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Faye Murman

While the headline "Senate seals the deal" [News, Jan. 29] is most encouraging, I am still in a quandary. What happened to all the contributions that were collected for the victims? Millions of dollars were donated through television networks, concerts and fundraising drives. Was it sent to the Red Cross? Where are those funds? I would like to see better accounting of how they are being used.

In the first weeks after superstorm Sandy, rescue centers were set up by the Red Cross. Groups including like Island Harvest contributed food, private citizens and organizations distributed hygiene products, and the Salvation Army collected clothing. Now in this stage of recovery, it's not clear how the funds are being spent, and the problems remain.

Lorraine Mund, Hicksville