Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12-12-12 Sandy Concert Raised $50 Million; Much for Brooklyn

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The Robin Hood Foundation has raised fifty million dollars from the 12-12-12 concert so far, and is starting to disburse the money to Superstorm Sandy victims, according to the show's producers.

The money came from ticket sales to the "the largest concert event to ever hit the stage at Madison Square Garden," sponsorships, telephone and web donations and merchandise. One hundred percent of the funds will go to Sandy relief, much of it in Brooklyn.

Some of the Brooklyn nonprofits receiving funding include Brooklyn Jubilee, which has set up a trailer in Coney Island to provide legal aid and help people apply for food stamps and Medicaid; Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, to help damaged businesses obtain emergency funding; and the Center for Court Innovation, which provides services to young adults and their families in Red Hook.

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