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Local United Way agency encourages donations to a regional fund to help victims of Sandy

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[November 03, 2012]  In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, United Way agencies across the country are assisting the United Way of New York City in its coordinated efforts with United Way U.S.A. by encouraging donations to a regional fund that will address immediate and long-term recovery needs for residents in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas.

Donors can designate funds to a specific state or for general assistance to be used where it is needed most. Donations can be made online at A $10 donation can be made by texting the word RECOVERY to 52000. Contributors can help promote the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund on Twitter by using #sandyfund.

Almost 8 million people became victims of Mother Nature when Hurricane Sandy brought her fury ashore and caused flooding, power outages and wreaked general havoc across the Eastern Seaboard.

In keeping with the United Way's mission of making a difference in its communities, the United Way of New York City took the lead to create a unified effort to help those affected by the storm and will work closely with United Way leaders in the affected states to allocate the designated funds in a transparent and efficient manner. The United Way of New York City is not deducting administrative funds from the special fund donations.

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The United Way of New York City conducts programs in five boroughs and serves over 1 million people. For more information, go to or like the agency on Facebook at

Questions can be addressed to the United Way of Logan County at 217-735-4499.

[Text from file received from United Way of Logan County]

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