School Children Fund Raise to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Principal Matthew Wells, School Social Worker Gina Trepiccione and all the teachers and students from Cayuga Elementary School have created their own fundraising campaign, raising over $900.00 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Once the fundraising was completed, Cayuga Elementary School contacted the United Way of Long Island to determine if they could donate their funds to United Way’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. This thoughtful and generous act is a wonderful example of how dedication, participation and the power of community can make a real difference on Long Island. United Way has established the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to provide financial assistance for near to long term needs of individuals and families. This fund will be used to assist the needs of Long Islanders who don’t qualify for assistance from government or private sources. Decisions on eligibility will be made by members of a special Unmet Needs Roundtable on an individual basis. Disaster Case Managers will connect individuals to public and private systems that resolve disaster related issues and help them develop a recovery plan.