Red Cross expected to announce $1.25 million grant as part of Mental Health Month to help victims of Superstorm Sandy
BROOKLYN - The American Red Cross is expected to announce a grant that could help those who are still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.
Nearly $1.25 million is anticipated to be doled out to provide emotional and mental health support for families who were affected.
Several of the organizations set to receive the money are scattered across the city and on Long Island.
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The Partnership with Children, based out of Fort Greene, is just one of several nonprofit organizations expected to receive some of the funding.
The money is being granted now, a year and a half later, because May is national Mental Health Month.
A Red Cross spokesperson says that there are many still trying to recover both mentally and physically, and this money would greatly help.
This time last year, the Red Cross also gave the Brooklyn Community Foundation a $1.25 million grant.