Update on January 22, 2013
So Robin Hood sent me this email:
It has come to our attention through numerous telephone calls that we have received that individuals are being urged to telephone Robin Hood in order to raise consciousness regarding a relief grant. I must assure you that this will not increase your chances of receiving a relief grant. On the contrary, it diverts staff from doing the important due diligence that is required for each application. We ask you to refrain from encouraging people to telephone us directly.
Hi Karen Moody and the Robin Hood Foundation,
Considering the enormity of the situation in the communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy coupled with our recent requests for help, we would like to request more funding than we originally had asked for. The original request of $250,000 is inadequate to support the tremendous need of these survivors. That is why we are now asking for $5 million or more. If you simply look at just a sampling of the data we sent to you earlier today, you can see how much it costs to help put these people's lives back together. There are many more who we can help who are not in that sampling. Please do the right thing and listen to the voices of the people who are calling you and counting on you to help fund America's Disaster Relief/Secret Sandy Claus Project and give us $5 million or more. That is just a modest request given the arduous task of rebuilding every home and how much it will cost. Let us do the work that needs to be done. These people can't wait for relief any longer. We look forward to hearing your response to our funding request. We thank you for your time and consideration.
Jan France - CEO
America's Disaster Relief
Michael "Sandy Claus" Sciaraffo