YMCA of LI Helps Sandy Victims with Camp and Other Scholarships Documentary In Works
May 14, 2013
Asking from the Rich to Giving to the YMCA of Long Island: Robin Hood Foundation Supports the YMCA of Long Island to help Sandy Victims
(Long Island, NY) – Recently CBS’s 60 Minutes recently reported on the impact of the Robin Hood Foundation — the force behind the12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden, which raised $50 million to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Robin Hood has given a grant to the YMCA of Long Island to help Long Islanders who suffered devastation as a result of Sandy. The YMCA, an island-wide, cause-driven nonprofit, has earmarked the funds to help families affected by the storm attend after-school care, participate in counseling, or attend summer camp. “The YMCA of Long Island is all about making an impact on the lives of Long Islanders,” says Anne N. Brigis, President and CEO, “So many children have developed fears as a result of the storm and families are financially burdened as the try to rebuild. Summer camp, counseling and after-school services offer kids positive, nurturing and memorable experiences while giving parents peace of mind.”
The Robin Hood Foundation’s mission is to “find, fund, and partner with programs that have proven they are… a consistent force for good in the lives of New Yorkers.” The YMCA of Long Island has met the foundation’s rigorous standards and will disperse funds from the Robin Hood Foundation to 30 families who have requested aid. “Long Islanders know all too well the physical and emotional destruction that Sandy left in its wake. We are honored that the Robin Hood Foundation recognizes the Y’s ability to make a difference,” says Brigis. “Every family we help is truly in need, and it’s our heart-felt privilege to assist them.” The YMCA of Long Island will be capturing the stories of some of the grantee families as part of documentary.
About the YMCA of Long Island
The YMCA of Long Island is a cause-driven, community-based nonprofit organization that works to foster Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The YMCA of Long Island operates facilities in Glen Cove, Bay Shore, Patchogue, Huntington, Brookhaven, and East Hampton. It also has a number of Family Services counseling sites and operates 27 child care sites across Long Island. In total, the Y offers hundreds of programs and activities to improve the quality of life for more than 60,000 children, families and individuals year-round. Learn more at www.ymcali.org.
The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility