Electricians to the rescue in storm-savaged Gerritsen Beach, paid for by new relief fund

The electricians are coming.

Gerritsen Beach residents left in the dark after Superstorm Sandy will get free electric repairs starting Saturday so Con Ed can restore their power.

The technicians will be paid with money from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, which borough businesses and charitable groups created for hurricane relief .

Red Hook Coalition Collects Six-Figure Grant for Sandy Recovery Work

A newly-formed community group that's helped organize Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Red Hook won a six-figure grant from the Brooklyn Recovery Fund last month.

The Red Hook Coalition, comprised of Red Hook residents, business owners, community groups and Occupy Sandy volunteers, was awarded $100,000 by the Brooklyn Community Foundation last week.

Developmentally disabled Red Hook residents find post-Sandy refuge in former convent - but they want to go home for Christmas

They won’t be home for Christmas — and that makes residents of a Red Hook group home for the developmentally disabled sad.

Flood damage from Superstorm Sandy forced them out of Visitation Residence on Richards St. Repairs to the house where some have lived since the 1970s likely won’t be finished until February.

Brooklyn Community Foundation Awarded National Innovation Fund Grant

The Convergence Partnership, a collaboration of eight of the nation’s leading funders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $150,000 to the Brooklyn Community Foundation to support its work building healthier, more equitable communities.
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