A list of Sandy relief fund allocations published by the township shows that nearly $7 million from a benefit concert has come to organizations serving Toms River, Ocean County and surrounding areas.
Held in December, the Robin Hood Foundation's 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief raised over $50 million total. The focus in Ocean County is now at OCEAN, Inc. and the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group, said Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher.
"They have just received over $2 million in grant money and are now gathering more volunteers to help with the disbursement of funds and the qualification process," he said in a statement. "We will be updating our website as soon as they have the details for our residents."
Kelaher said that his office and the Township Council have been working with the local charities to provide "the much-needed assistance that homeowners need, and will continue to need, over the next few years."
"The distribution of funds varies for each organization and hopefully these groups will provide the resources our homeowners desperately need," Kelaher said.
The list of local relief fund recipients was compiled because residents have been inquiring where the money went, the mayor said.