A Hauppauge non-profit organization received a generous $200,000 donation to help Long Island families get back into their homes after Hurricane Sandy.
The Robin Hood Relief Fund made a $200,000 donation to Long Island Housing Partnership in response to the recent devastation suffered by Hurricane Sandy.
"The money LIHP received will greatly benefit low-income families living on Long Island impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The funding will be used to provide repairs from water damages, including heating system repairs, remediation of mold, sheetrock replacement and paint," said Kevin Law, chairman of LIHP, in a written statement.
The Robin Hood Relief Fund is part of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of New York City's largest organizations in the fights against poverty. It is for the first time reaching out to help New Jersey and Long Island after the recent storms.
"LIHP is pleased to be working with Robin Hood here on Long Island," said Peter J. Elkowitz Jr., president and CEO of LIHP, in a written statement. "We appreciate their support to help families impacted by Sandy get back into their homes."
The Long Island Housing Partnership, based in the Hauppauge Industrial Park, is a non-profit housing developer who addresses the need and helps create affordable housing opportunities. It has assisted more than 20,000 Long Island households over the past 20 years through affording housing developments, homebuyer assistance programs, education and counseling, and public advocacy.